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Catalysing innovation: Oxford Innovation Society unveils a new programme

23rd January 2024
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Oxford University Innovation announces the much-anticipated relaunch of the Oxford Innovation Society (OIS). With an ambitious 12-month programme of events, OIS aims to fortify connections between Oxford’s companies, investors, industry partners and the vibrant Oxford entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Beacon Therapeutics spun out by Syncona and Oxford raises £96 million for retinal gene therapy

12th June 2023
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Beacon Therapeutics, a pioneering new biotech company, has launched with a mission to restore and improve the vision of patients with retinal diseases. The company is one of the most ambitious spinouts the University has been involved in to date, starting out with an impressive £96 million ($118.5m) in funding, the biggest launch for any company including an Oxford spin-out programme.

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Oxford University retains No. 1 spot for spinouts

22nd May 2023
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The 2023 Spotlight on Spinouts report once again underlines Oxford’s leading position in spinout creation. The report underlines Oxford Science Enterprises’ positive impact on Oxford’s spinout community, while investments into Oxford spinouts remain high, despite UK-wide downturn.

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Oxford spinout Lumai secures £1.1m grant to power optical computing revolution

29th March 2023
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Lumai, a spinout from the University of Oxford, has secured a £1.1m Innovate UK Smart Grant to develop all-optical neural networks for high-performance computing and machine vision. The grant will help Lumai develop its vision to build ONNs that could be the solution to the explosive increase in computational demand to support breakthrough AI models such as ChatGPT.

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