University Spinouts

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


University spinouts raise £11bn of equity investment over past decade

Over a thousand university spinouts have gone through 3,000 plus equity rounds between 2012 and 2021, with America being by far the most active foreign investor


UK eyes £6bn science fund if EU blocks it from rejoining Horizon Europe

Joining EU €95bn science fund still preferred option for Government but time is running out for next grant funding round

Venture Capital Funding

Cambridge Innovation Capital raising second fund

CIC acts as a booster rocket for tech start-ups spun out from Cambridge university, with £200m invested in 35 companies to date

Venture Capital Funding

Northern Gritstone on track to raising £500m fund for northern universities

Fund has found backing for its first £100m with another £300m in discussion, enabling it to back two dozen northern university spinouts a year


UK universities make £61m from spinout exits

University spinout exits have proven lucrative, with the highest exit values being in AI, quantum computing and medical and life sciences


Parkwalk raising £200m scale-up fund for university tech spinouts

UK’s largest EIS fund says UK is woefully underfunded when it comes to backing Britain’s bleeding edge tech scale-ups

Social Media

How this university spin-out leverages social media for stock trading

Scoop Analytics, a University of Glasgow spin-out company is harnessing social media to help traders make better decisions about the stock market.


University spin-out gets backing from LSE-listed IP Group

Intellectual property developer IP Group has led a new investment into a University of Sheffield spin-out business developing hormone deficiency treatments.


Oxford Capital invests in mosquito control business

A business which has developed a technology associated with the control of dengue mosquitoes is now equipped with $10 million of growth capital.


Smart laundry business Xeros makes move towards public markets

Xeros is set to build on the venture capital funding it has already received by floating on London's Alternative Investment Market.


Metabolomic Diagnostics finds two backers for maiden funding round

A seed funding round worth €750,000 has been closed by Irish business Metabolomic Diagnostics to help with growth.


Cleantech spin-out Econic Technologies closes £5.1 million Series A round

Technology commercialisation investor Imperial Innovations has led a £5.1 million investment into cleantech business Econic Technologies.