Companies formed

Since 1987, Oxford University Innovation has been responsible for creating spinout companies based on academic research generated within and owned by the University of Oxford, and in recent years has spun out 15-20 new companies every year.

Over £2.5bn in external investment has been raised by Oxford University Innovation spinouts since 2010, and ten of our current portfolio are currently listed in London and New York.

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.


Glycosolation technology.

Incorporated in August 2002

Origin: Oxford University, Organic Chemistry

Modification of proteins.

Incorporated in May 2002

Origin: Oxford University, Chemistry

Anti-cancer drugs.

Incorporated in January 2002

Origin: Oxford University, Chemistry


Specialised archaeological-based IT applications.

Incorporated in June 2001

Origin: Oxford University, Archaeology

Automotive components.

Incorporated in April 2001

Origin: Oxford University, Materials


Incorporated in March 2001

Origin: Oxford University


Drug Design.

Incorporated in December 2000

Origin: Oxford University, Computer Science


Incorporated in December 2000

Origin: Oxford University, Pathology

Computer game language development software.

Incorporated in April 2000

Origin: Oxford University, Humanities

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