Imagine a spectrum in which you have mainstream commercial businesses at one end and charities at the other: social enterprises sit between the two. They are businesses with a social and/or environmental purpose.
Many research projects across the University are concerned with solving social or environmental problems.
To deliver impact beyond the research, for some projects, a mainstream commercial spinout may not be the best ethical solution to deliver that impact. If you want to form a company whose primary aim is to focus on solving a social or environmental problem, OUI can help you put this together; a social enterprise.
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