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.

A novel cancer cell therapy company, delivering tumour-targeted expression of anti-cancer biologics.

Incorporated in October 2018

Origin: Oxford University, Clinical Pharmacology

Computer game language development software.

Incorporated in April 2000

Origin: Oxford University, Humanities

Developing domestic energy storage capacity and facilitating its operation within the existing power distribution infrastructure.

Incorporated in April 2015

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Engineering Science

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Incorporated in November 2013

Origin: Oxford University, Chemistry

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

Developing a brain implant to treat a variety of diseases.

Incorporated in October 2018

Origin: Oxford University, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences

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

Automotive components.

Incorporated in April 2001

Origin: Oxford University, Materials

Platform technology based on NG capture-c technique computational pipelines and experimental know-how.

Incorporated in July 2019

Origin: Oxford University, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine

Contact: Matthew Carpenter

Development of geothermal technologies

Incorporated in February 2018

Origin: Oxford University, Said Business School

Contact: Catherine Spence

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