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The University of Oxford has reached the milestone of creating 300 companies based on research and ideas from students, staff and alumni.

Oxford skyline from South Park

The companies have raised over £6 billion in investment and created over 9,000 jobs. The milestone cements the University’s status as a global leader in research commercialisation and demonstrates its commitment to delivering positive world-changing impact.

Beginning with Oxford Instruments in 1957, the 300 companies span a wide range of sectors, including life sciences, AI, quantum computing, engineering, cleantech and energy, fintech, and software. The University and its research commercialisation arm, Oxford University Innovation, have supported founders in creating some of the UK’s most exciting technology firms which are contributing significantly to economic growth and development.

Matt Perkins, CEO of Oxford University Innovation, said: ‘We are proud to reach this milestone of creating 300 companies. Our goal is to support the development of innovative ideas from the University into impactful businesses that benefit society. This milestone is a testament to the dedication of our academics, the hard work of our team, and the strength of the Oxford innovation ecosystem.’

Read the full story on the University of Oxford website.