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Harnessing the huge potential of software

23rd January 2024
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Approximately half of the spinout companies created in Oxford involve software. In response to a recent government-commissioned review calling for specific terms for ventures exclusively focused on software, OUI's Dr Richard Auburn shares his views.

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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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Brainomix: revolutionising stroke care through AI

23rd January 2024
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This year, around 100,000 people in the UK will have a stroke. AI algorithms developed by Oxford University spinout Brainomix are ensuring that more of those patients will receive better care and better outcomes.

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Reinventing Connection: The Evolution of the Oxford Innovation Society

12th October 2023
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Charting a vibrant future for the Oxford Innovation Society (OIS), Louise Male and Andrea Stewart spark a call to action for a collective, co-created evolution of this historic network. Engage in shaping an innovation hub where useful collaborations, diverse engagements, and a novel digital interface drive the next wave of breakthroughs in Oxford's dynamic 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 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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