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.
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
A private biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapies for retinal dystrophies. NightStar Therapeutics was acquired by Biogen in June 2019.
Incorporated in January 2014
Origin: Oxford University, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences