We are deeply grateful to the organisations which have supported this project, and helped to cover the set-up costs.
Alta Innovations is the commercial arm of the University of Birmingham. The company develops, promotes and commercialises the University’s IP through licensing and the creation of spin out companies. It has recently secured a £5 million investment from the University to co-invest in spinouts and early stage companies.
Cambridge Enterprise is the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge. It handles the management and licensing of patents, proof of concept funding, access to angel and early-stage capital, business planning and mentoring, and support for staff and researchers providing expert advice to organisations.
IP Group works with leading universities to develop and commercialise some of the world's most exciting technology innovations. Offering more than traditional venture capital, IP Group provides its companies with business building expertise, networks, recruitment and business support. The Group’s portfolio includes early stage to mature businesses across the biotech, healthcare, technology and cleantech sectors.
Loughborough’s track record of innovation spans fuel cell technology in the 1980s to High Speed Sintering, 25 years on. We nurture early-stage projects in collaboration with public and private sector development partners, levering funds to accelerate the technology and develop the exit strategy for setting up a company or a licensing structure to launch new products, technologies and services.
University of Manchester
UMIP, a division of UMI3 Ltd, is the University’s agent for IP commercialisation. UMIP brings the University’s ground-breaking inventions and software into the commercial world by attracting entrepreneurs, investors and corporate venture partners to its Innovation Centre and engaging with academic colleagues to license or spin out companies.
MFL Science & Technology
MFL Science & Technology is a specialist insurance broker risk management adviser to many of the UK’s leading ‘spin out’ businesses.
Marks & Clerk LLP
Marks & Clerk is the UK’s largest firm of patent and trade mark attorneys and advises companies on their intellectual property across a full range of sectors worldwide.
Oxford University Innovation
Oxford University Innovation is the technology transfer company of the University of Oxford; it promotes commercialisation of IP through licensing, consultancy, and formation of spin-out companies. OUI was ranked 1st in the UK for spin-outs over three and ten year periods in the 2016 Annual Report for the Spinouts UK survey.
Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world's leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. With more tha 50,000 members and a knowledge business that spans the globe, it is the UK's professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.
Helping translate ideas and research into more spin-out and start-up companies, and encouraging Scottish companies to make use of technology and research being developed.
UCLB is a technology transfer company commercialising on the research and innovations developed by UCL. Offering world-class expertise in areas from life sciences to engineering and from the arts to the built environment, we work to make commercial connections between the expertise and innovations of UCL’s academics and the needs of industry and the wider marketplace.