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.

Research and experimental development on biotechnology.

Incorporated in July 2020

Origin: Oxford University, Oncology

Parallel hardware/software design.

Incorporated in June 1999

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Computer Science offers a Knowledge Graph Management System that can integrate seamlessly with various enterprise, and public, data sources to perform fast and intelligent reasoning

Incorporated in January 2018

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Computer Science

Contact: Adrian Coles

Deontics is software which guides doctors and patients through the scientific and clinical decision making.

Incorporated in August 2014

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Engineering Science

Designer Carbon Materials, Developing advanced nanomaterials for a range of applications, including energy harvesting, bio-sensing and quantum nanoelectronics.

Incorporated in April 2014

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Materials

DiffBlue is a world leader in automated test generation. Their products have been developed with industry partners over the last ten years and replace the manual process of writing tests.

Incorporated in March 2016

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Computer Science

EKB Technology commercialises a revolutionary Bioprocessing Technology developed for the use of biological systems such as plant and animal cells and microorganisms to modify, produce or purify chemical intermediates.

Incorporated in December 2004

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Earth Sciences

The company has been created by the Dementia Discovery Fund. The Company’s mission is to develop disease-modifying therapeutics that restore endo-lysosomal function and abrogate neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease and other dementias.

Incorporated in July 2021

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

EvOx Therapeutics harnesses the body’s own precision communications system to deliver drugs to specific parts of the body, with the aim of treating conditions which are currently untreatable including those affecting the brain, as well as autoimmune diseases and cancers.

Incorporated in April 2016

Origin: Oxford University, Neuroscience

Revolutionising the production of Fluorochemicals. A highly innovative, cost-effective and sustainable technology that removes the hazards of traditional fluorinating processes and supply chain.

Incorporated in September 2022

Origin: Oxford University, Chemistry

G-Nostics has identified SNPs that have highly predictive associations with nicotine addiction and therefore tobacco consumption. These SNPs provide a method to help individuals decide which specific smoking cessation methods are most effective for them, offering personalised treatment to the 'smoker' which significantly increases their chances of quitting.

Incorporated in June 2004

Origin: Oxford University, Sir William Dunn School of Pharmacology

Develop cutting edge software applications that uncover the relationships between genetic variation and human disease.
Help pharmaceutical companies de-risk the drug development process.

Incorporated in March 2014

Origin: Oxford University, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Campus supports sustainable, integrated and interuniversity learning opportunities, reinvesting profits in scholarships for students and/or building capacity in local heritage structures.

Incorporated in October 2020

Origin: Oxford University, International Development

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