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.
We publish news of technology innovations, investment opportunities, together with updates from spin-out & start-up companies and licensees
It’s a tough climate for raising capital - our Oxford spinout companies are working hard to deliver impressive results. The OUI team recently travelled to the JPM Healthcare conference in San Francisco to connect our spinout leaders with US and global life science investors.
Oxford University Innovation Responds to the U.K. Government’s Independent Review of University Spin-Out Companies
Oxford University Innovation (OUI) welcomes the Independent Review of University Spin-out companies, published today.
Funding via the Connecting Capability Fund will provide acceleration of support for the UK university social venture sector.
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.
Beacon Therapeutics launches with £96 million ($120 million) to develop a new generation of gene therapies for retinal diseases resulting in blindness
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.
The University of Oxford partners with top universities and investors to agree terms which will greatly increase the UK’s capacity to turn world-leading research into spinouts that will generate economic growth and societal impact.
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.