Since 1997, Oxford University Innovation has been responsible for creating spinout companies based on academic research generated within and owned by the University of Oxford, and has spun out a new company every two months on average.
Over £2.1bn in external investment has been raised by Oxford University Innovation spinouts since 2010, and eleven 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.
Oxford Medical Diagnostics develops and supplies breath analysis technologies for rapid, accurate, and low-cost monitoring of diseases and metabolic functions.
Incorporated in June 2004
Origin: Oxford University, Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Development and application of bacterial biosensors for detection and quantification of environmental contamination, including organics and metals, on-site and in real-time.
Incorporated in August 2018
Origin: Oxford University, Engineering
Contact: Andy Robertson
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
Oxford Nanopore Technologies is developing and commercialising a new generation of nanopore-based electronic systems for analysis of single molecules, including DNA, RNA and proteins.
Incorporated in May 2005
Origin: Oxford University, Department of Chemistry
Oxford Risk is the market-leading provider of customer risk profilers. Their products reveal the level of risk customers are willing and able to take with their financial investments.
Incorporated in November 2002
Origin: Oxford University, Nuffield Department of Population Health
GPS tracking and monitoring technology.
Incorporated in March 2001
Origin: Oxford University, Materials