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Market: AIM
52-week High/Low: 97.00p / 53.00p
Sector: Support Services
Market Cap: 24.88M

Frontier IP Group plc is an AIM listed UK based specialist asset management group whose focus and purpose is to provide consultancy services to assist universities and research organisations in the commercialisation of intellectual property arising from their research.

Frontier IP Group Plc

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What We Do

Our business model is to apply deep Intellectual Property commercialisation expertise to building a portfolio of successful companies through:

Establishing formal and informal relationships with universities as sources of IP and deal flow

Identifying strong IP and helping to create and grow companies built around this IP

Earning equity in return for strategic and commercial support

Providing active, hands-on support

Building a wide network of sources of capital

The Group earns its equity and revenue by helping businesses to grow in value, providing downstream attractive returns for Frontier IP’s shareholders and stakeholders. Equity stakes are earned through providing practical support ahead of arranging capital.

Our team works with a range of universities and sources of deal flow and continues to develop new sources of IP from both formal and informal relationships.

Our Approach

Our approach is to grow value in our portfolio companies by not just advising but doing. In addition to providing strategic direction, our experienced team helps companies with a range of activities, usually those which are common points of failure and traditionally absent in early stage technology companies.

We help companies to adopt a more business-like approach, in particular encouraging early engagement with the potential market through Frontier IP’s established industry networks. Our support includes strategic and commercial expertise, corporate finance and capital raising, and a range of administrative services.

We also, of course, recognise the importance of access to sources of capital to finance early stage businesses as they develop and our companies have access to our extensive network of sources of capital ranging from institutions, industry investors through to private individuals.

Typically, we would not seek investment until we had visibility on customer and market requirements and, therefore, a clear view of the funding required to take the technology to the next stage. This may also result in investment from the relevant industrial player, bringing value (industry connections or technology validation) over and above capital.

Alusid’s SilicaStone is a new material made from fused recycled glass and ceramics, designed as an adaptable alternative to natural stone. A spin-out from the Silicate Research Unit of the University of Central Lancashire, Alusid was formed to license and commercialise the process to transform waste materials into a highly durable and functional material with applications in the construction industry. Its product, SilicaStone, is a new material made from fused recycled glass and ceramics. SilicaStone was designed as a uniquely adaptable alternative to natural stone products for use as feature walls and interiors. Alusid has secured raw materials supply agreements and its pilot plant is fully operational.

Based in Cambridge UK, Cambridge Sensor Innovation was formed to exploit technology developed by Dr. Mark Williamson, a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge. Cambridge Sensor Innovation develops sensor technology for use in industrial processes where the composition of the processing atmosphere is important, specifically ovens and kilns. Its suite of products comprises an ultra-low range differential Pressure Sensor, a Humidity Sensor, and an Intelligent Control System. The benefits of the technology include reduction in greenhouse gases and optimisation of the quality and consistency of oven-manufactured goods. The company is initially focused on multinational companies in the food and speciality chemicals markets, but the technology can be applied within any industry which uses ovens and kilns.

Founded by CTO Dr. Lydia Campbell, Nandi is an established protein technology company, specialising in developing a platform technology which improves the functional properties of proteins in food manufacturing. When its patented process technology is applied to naturally occurring proteins such as whey and egg, which are used extensively as ingredients in food manufacture, the functional properties of these proteins are improved, creating a product which can replace (in whole or in part) sugars, fats and additives (specifically emulsifiers, commonly E471) in end-product. Food manufacturers are under increasing pressure to respond to rising global obesity rates and the associated cost, both human and economic, of diet-related ill-health.
Nandi’s product can reduce or replace sugars, fats and additives in foods without negatively affecting taste and texture.

Tarsis plans to develop and commercialise technology created by Dr. David Fairen-Jimenez, a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, and his research team.  The technology allows slower and more controlled delivery of drugs using metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).

PoreXpert was formed to accelerate the commercialisation activity of Plymouth University’s Environmental and Fluid Modelling Group which develops software for modelling porous systems. In close partnership with Thermo Scientific, Porometer nv and MicrotracBEL Inc, the company provides software, for sale or through consultancy, which generates a three-dimensional simulation of the voids within a sample, based on porometry, porosimetry or, less directly, electron or optical microscopy. The resulting structure can then be used to simulate properties that include depth filtration efficiency and absolute permeability. The software also has a ‘targeted modification’ feature which allows the user to make alterations to the structure virtually, so they can optimise the properties of a given material in a cost effective manner or simulate future effects such as weathering.

PulsiV, led by Associate Professor Dr. Zaki Ahmed, develops a technology which significantly improves energy efficiency. The PulsiV technology harnesses the principles of high frequency, pulsed-power extraction techniques, establishing a new method of harvesting more efficient energy for a wide range of applications from commercial solar farms, to household electrical appliances.

As at 31 December 2015 – Frontier IP Group holding – 5%
Sector – Life Sciences
Source – University of Dundee

As at 31 December 2015 – Frontier IP Group holding – 40%
Sector – IT / Life Sciences
Source – University of Cambridge

As at 31 December 2015 - Frontier IP Group holding – 10%
Sector – IT / Energy
Source – Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

As at 31 December 2015 – Frontier IP Group holding – 3%
Sector – Energy
Source – University of Dundee

As at 31 December 2015 - Frontier IP Group holding – 5%
Sector – Life Sciences
Source – University of Dundee

As at 31 December 2015 - Frontier IP Group holding – 5%
Sector – Life Sciences
Source – University of Dundee

As at 31 December 2015 - Frontier IP Group holding – 5%
Sector – IT
Source – University of Dundee

Contact Us

[email protected]

Edinburgh Office
93 George Street

T: 0131 240 1251

Cambridge Office
Wellington House
East Road 

T: 01223 451030


Jim Fish
Finance Director & Company Secretary
T: 0131 240 1251
[email protected]

Jackie McKay
Chief Operating Officer
T: 0131 240 1251
[email protected]



Company Secretary:
Jim Fish

Moore Stephens LLP - Russell Square
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