Since 1997, Isis Innovation has been responsible for creating spin-out 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 £266 million in external investment has been raised by Isis spin-out companies since 2000, and five are currently listed on London’s AIM market. The creation of these new spin-out companies also channels millions of pounds back into University research, benefits local economic development and has created many new jobs in the region.
A separate list of startup companies which are based in the Isis Software Incubator can be found here.
Isis continually seeks investors for its new spin-out companies and organises its investor network through the 'Isis Angels Network'. No investor has acquired any first rights to invest in new Oxford University spin-out companies, and Isis seeks investments into its spin-outs from all investors.
Investing in Spin-outs from Oxford
Isis Innovation Ltd is responsible for managing the formation of new spin-out companies from the University of Oxford with the academic founders, on behalf of the University of Oxford; for more information, please click here.
Oxford Spin-out Equity Management
Oxford Spin-out Equity Management manages the University's shareholdings in its spin-out companies after they have been spun-out by Isis. OSEM is a unit within the University reporting to the University's Director of Finance and works closely with Isis.
Navetas (formerly Intelligent Sustainable Energy)
The Oxford-Emergent Tuberculosis Consortium (OETC)
- Oxford Catalysts
- Celleron Therapeutics
- Oxford Nanopore Technologies (Formerly Oxford Nanolabs)
- Oxford RF Sensors
Opsys Ltd (acquired by Cambridge Display Technology)
Oxagen Ltd (1997)
Oxford BioMedica Plc (1996)
Oxford Gene Technology Ltd (1995)
PowderJect Pharmaceuticals Plc (acquired by Chiron Corporation) (1993)
Oxford Asymmetry Int Plc (now Evotec OAI) (1992)
Oxford Molecular (now Accelrys Ltd) (1989)
Oxford Glycosciences Plc (1988)
Oxford Lasers Ltd (1977)
Oxford Instruments Plc (1959)