Companies formed

Since 1997, Oxford University Innovation has been responsible for creating spinout companies based on academic research generated within and owned by the University of Oxford, and has spun out a new company every two months on average.

Over £266 million in external investment has been raised by Oxford University Innovation spinouts since 2000, and five are currently listed on London’s AIM market.

The creation of new spinout companies, most of which are listed below, also channels millions of pounds back into University research, benefits local economic development and has created many new jobs in the region.


Catalyst production and processes for upgrading pyrolysis oil to high octane gasoline.

Incorporated in January 2018

Origin: Oxford University, Chemistry

Contact: Jamie Ferguson


Development of asthma monitoring system

Incorporated in November 2017

Origin: Oxford University, Engineering

The company is developing novel technology with applications in plant protection products.

Incorporated in October 2017

Origin: Oxford University

Contact: Fred Kemp

AR/AV platform technology for software industry

Incorporated in October 2017

Origin: Oxford University, Engineering

Contact: Mark Mann

Laser fabrication in diamond structures.

Incorporated in September 2017

Origin: Oxford University, Engineering

Silicon-based quantum computing.

Incorporated in August 2017

Origin: Oxford University, Materials and UCL

Developing superconducting circuit quantum computing.

Incorporated in June 2017

Origin: Oxford University, Physics

Maritime trade and transport simulation.

Incorporated in February 2017

Origin: Oxford University, Geography, Maths, Computer Sciences, Engineering

Contact: Paul Ashley


Virtual Reality software to help treat people with severe paranoia by allowing them to face situations that they fear.

Incorporated in December 2016

Origin: Oxford University, Psychiatry


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