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.

2014

OxCept is a team of security and communication experts creating military-grade authentication security products for business teams.

Incorporated in January 2014

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Computer Science

OxSonics provide economic and scalable life-changing treatments to solid tumour cancer patients.

Incorporated in January 2014

Origin: Oxford University, Institute of Biomedical Engineering

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

2013

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Incorporated in November 2013

Origin: Oxford University, Chemistry

Developing solutions for major unmet needs in diagnostic medicine in multiple internal organs. In the first instance the focus will be on, the detection and the accurate, quantitative measurement of liver, gallbladder and pancreatic disease, including precancerous and cancerous states in these organs.

Incorporated in April 2013

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

2012

Offering the most accurate assessment of running biomechanics that modern science is able to provide.

Incorporated in December 2012

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Engineering Science

Revolutionary healthcare technology that measures medical vital signs without physical contact.

Incorporated in August 2012

Origin: Oxford University, Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Intelligent Ultrasound develops and sells products and services that make medical ultrasound imaging a more effective diagnostic tool and help hospitals provide a better quality, more consistent ultrasound imaging service for their patients.

Incorporated in July 2012

Origin: Oxford University, Institute of Biomedical Engineering

2011

Developing high performance scientific imaging detectors capable of studying structures and processes at the atomic level.

Incorporated in October 2011

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Materials

Develops and manufacturers multispectral digital scanners based upon a patented flatbed scanner design.

Incorporated in September 2011

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Classics

Tissue expander solutions for the primary use in reconstructive and dental surgery.

Incorporated in July 2011

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Materials

Advanced materials and technologies in safe, lightweight, high performance hydrogen storage technology.

Incorporated in January 2011

Origin: Oxford University, Science and Technology Facilities Council

2010

Oxford PV are developing new photovoltaic cells that will provide a sustainable solar energy source.

Incorporated in November 2010

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Physics

A biotechnology company formed to research and develop novel medicines from natural sources for the treatment of immune-mediated and inflammatory diseases.

Incorporated in November 2010

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Surgical Sciences

Kepler Energy Limited develops a second-generation tidal turbine, which has the potential to harness tidal energy more efficiently and cheaply, using a device which is simpler, more robust and more scalable than current designs.

Incorporated in October 2010

Origin: Oxford University, Department of Engineering Science

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