IP portfolio

The IMDEA Materials Institute is constantly developing new technologies and inventions based on the results of our R&D projects. Here you can find an online catalogue gathering the technological offer ready to be transferred to industry, other research institutions, investors or entrepreneurs. 

For all enquiries, please, contact us at techtransfer.materials@imdea.org


Device for detecting movement and/or pressure force of a first element relative to a second element

The invention concerns a device for detecting long and short duration and frequency movements, for identifying waveforms of velocity, acceleration and external excitation forces and for detecting the spectrum of oscillating motion energies.

Opportunity: Technology license

Spark ablation device, method for generating nanoparticles by means of said device, and associated uses thereof

Spark ablation device used for generating large concentrations (108 particles/cm3) of very small conductive nanoparticles (<5 nm geometric mean size).

Opportunity: Technology license

Mechanical testing device attachable to a cone calorimeter (Utility Model)

Mechanical testing device attachable to a cone calorimeter configured to perform tests for safety design, to test mechanical properties under load and under extreme thermal conditions.

Opportunity: Technology license

Portable, communicating impact detection and wearer condition monitoring device and system comprising the device

A device capable of identifying impacts, their magnitude and location, as well as a person's vital signs if applied as a wearable, and transmitting these parameters via the internet.

Opportunity: Technology license

PLA aerogel based phase-change composites for thermal energy storage and heat management

Shape-stabilized composite phase-change material (PCM), physically stable and with high phase change enthalpy. 

The material is suitable for thermal management applications in electronics, power electronics, solar energy, batteries, or construction.

Opportunity: Technology license

Recyclable and bendable vitrimer core resins for shapeable sandwich structures

Vitrimer-based syntactic foams with application in recyclable and curved lightweight sandwich composites manufactured by hot-press, for flexible interiors in the transportation, aerospace and defense industries, as well as in construction.

Opportunity: Technology license

ML-based porosity inspection method for composite materials

Non-destructive machine learning-based methodology capable of improving porosity estimation and types of porosity on composite materials.

Opportunity: Technology license

Smart mask that monitors breath rhythm

Smart face mask with self-powered sensors capable of monitoring vital parameters such as respiration rate and characteristics of respiration pulses that wirelessly transmits them through IoT protocols to a telemedicine platform.

Opportunity: Technology license

Seismic detection system

Sensor device that allows the detection of  seismic waves and plenty of physical magnitudes characteristic of them, through a wide range of frequencies, capable of communicating data signals in real time. The device is also mechanically robust and capable to withstand extreme environmental conditions.

Opportunity: Technology license

Energy storage in multifunctional structural composite material

Laminar composite material simultaneously having excellent structural properties and high energy storage efficiency.

Opportunity: Technology license

Electrode for capacitive deionisation

Electrode for capacitive deionisation in which the active phase and the current collector are included in a single element, i.e. a composite material.

Opportunity: Technology license

Multifunctional sensor for composite materials

Thin sensor laid between dry fabric layers and connected to a simple electrical power meter, that provides real-time information about the resin flow and the gel point during resin infusion and curing, remains embedded in the composite and can be used for structural health monitoring (SHM) and damage detection.

Opportunity: Technology license

Resistive curing of polymers and composite materials

Resistive heating of polymer formulations with a very small fraction of conductive nanocarbon materials. Processing of the polymer can be carried out with conventional power supplies, either with AC or DC.

Opportunity: Technology license

A halogen free flame retardant epoxy resin composition

New halogen free flame retardant epoxy resin with excellent mechanical properties, thermal resistance, low smoke release and good processability, which can also be used as adhesive.

Opportunity: Technology license



CAPSUL is a package of crystal plasticity and polycrystalline homogenisation simulation tools.

Opportunity: Commercial license through Digimat 

FFTMAD (Fast Fourier Transform based homogenisation code, MADrid)

FFT-based simulation tool developed by IMDEA Materials for computational homogenisation of any heterogeneous material, such as composites, polycrystals or celular materials, by simulating the behavior of a representative volume element (RVE) of the microstructure.

Opportunity: Software license


Simulation tool developed within the framework of computational micromechanics by IMDEA Materials to predict the mechanical behavior of low to medium density foams with open and closed-cell microstructure.

Opportunity: Software license

VIPER (VIrtual Ply propERty)

Simulation tool developed by IMDEA Materials to predict ply properties of fiber-reinforced composite materials from the properties and spatial distribution of the different phases and interfaces in the composite.

Opportunity: Software license


IRIS is an object oriented, general purpose, parallel code for computational mechanics in solid, fluid, and structural applications. It has finite element and meshless capabilities, a wide range of material models, and solvers for linear and nonlinear, stationary and transient simulations. 

Opportunity: Software license


MUESLI, a Material UnivErSal LIbrary, is a collection of C++ classes and functions designed to model material behavior at the continuum level. It is available to the material science and computational mechanics community as a suite of standard models and as a platform for developing new ones.

Opportunity: Software license