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
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
Developing a novel cancer immunotherapy discovered through a collaboration between Ludwig Cancer Research and Professor Vincenzo Cerundolo, the director of the MRC Human Immunology Unit within the University of Oxford’s Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.
Origin: Oxford University, Radcliffe Department of Medicine
Animal Dynamics marries fine-engineering skills with a deep understanding of the fundamental mechanisms, to produce revolutionary machines that will change the shape of the future, taking inspiration from our environment in order to protect it, and capable of performance beyond anything currently found in nature or engineering.
Incorporated in April 2015
Origin: Oxford University, Department of Zoology
Developing 3D printing techniques to produce a range of tissue-like and functional tissues for medical research and clinical applications. Their vision is to ultimately produce tissues that can be used in the clinic for organ repair or replacement.
Origin: Oxford University, Department of Chemistry
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