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.


Proxisense specialise in advanced sensors, diagnostics and optimisation systems to prevent downtime & equipment failure. They improve performance & efficiency of complex rotating equipment.

Incorporated in October 2016

Origin: Oxford University, Engineering

Circadian Therapeutics identify and bring to market pharmaceutical and diagnostic platforms for the effective management of physiological and pathological conditions through their ability to modify the body's circadian rhythms.

Incorporated in September 2016

Origin: Oxford University, Ophthalmology

The OxSight ‘SmartSpecs’ help sight impaired and blind people to navigate independently, avoid collisions and see in the dark.

Incorporated in June 2016

Origin: Oxford University, Neuroscience

Researches, designs and will market diagnostic tests for the measurement of clinical bio markers that reduce healthcare costs and improve patient outcomes.

Incorporated in June 2016

Origin: Oxford University, Chemistry

Oxford Nanoimaging’s microscope, the Nanoimager, is a single-molecule fluorescence microscope.
It is about 30 times smaller and significantly less expensive than current super-resolution microscopes and will be manufactured in the UK.

Incorporated in May 2016

Origin: Oxford University, Physics

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

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

Specialise in applying state-of-the-art mass spectrometry platforms to characterising intact protein assemblies, often referred to as native mass spectrometry.

Incorporated in March 2016

Origin: Oxford University, Chemistry

Data discovery software to manage and sort collections of images and data visually.

Incorporated in January 2016

Origin: Oxford University, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology


A revolutionary new approach to indoor positioning that combines data from mobile phone sensors with map information such as floor plans, and wifi “maps” where available, to give highly accurate location information without the need for any further hardware.

Incorporated in December 2015

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Computer Science

The OxEML system uses electromagnetic and acoustic waves to create a new class of medical images at a cost comparable to ultrasound.

Incorporated in October 2015

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Engineering Science

Oxford Flow’s industrial pressure regulators use innovative technology to provide new levels of performance for natural gas transmission, water distribution and process industries.

Incorporated in September 2015

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Engineering Science

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