University Spinouts

Articles and news on the latest UK university spinouts commercialising innovative technologies, inventions, and intellectual property developed through academic research.


12 of the most exciting tech companies in Bristol

Bristol and Bath’s tech sector is one of the fastest growing in the UK and a hotspot for cleantechs. Here are some of the most exciting startups to keep an eye on


University spinout equity stake to be capped

Currently, the UK average stake a university will have in a spinout is 22.8 per cent


Northern Gritstone secures £312m to invest in spinouts  

The capital will be deployed to back science and technology firms in the North of England and builds on momentum of 15 initial investments

Venture Capital Funding

Investment in university spinouts drops for second consecutive year

Investment in UK university spinouts looks set to fall dramatically this year, following a year-on-year drop to £2.3bn in 2022, down from £2.7bn the year before


Dundee named top university for spinout success

A report has found that 60% of the top ten spinout universities are based outside the golden triangle


Midlands universities launch £250m spinout investment company  

The newly formed Midlands Innovation group will focus on clean technology and AI spinouts

Venture Capital Funding

Do universities take too big a stake in spinouts?

Treasury announces review into university spinouts as founders say average 24% stake universities take in spinouts impedes growth


University of Oxford spinout investor raises £250m

The £250m funding will see Oxford Science Enterprises overtake Cambridge Innovation Capital as the biggest single investor in UK spinouts


Deals of the Week June 20 to June 24 – a Growth Business round-up

Deals this week include a digital assessor for mental health, a venue hire platform for community spaces and an SEO-testing start-up


British investors ready to invest £1.4bn in university spinouts

Cambridge Innovation Capital takes top spot as biggest investor in university spinouts with £500m under management, with new entrant Northern Powerhouse raising £300m to invest in northern university tech start-ups


Creator Fund launches £15m fund to back student founders

Fund will invest in next generation of student founders in the British university deep-tech space


Investment into university spinouts nearly doubled in 2021

A record £2.54bn was raised in 2021 with Oxford university spinouts topping the list, but gender imbalance remains