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The University of Oxford has held its position as the leading academic institution in the UK for generating spinout companies, according to a new report by data analyst firm Beauhurst.

Nanopore scientist working in the lab

The third annual Spotlight on Spinouts report, sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering, highlights Oxford's remarkable achievement in creating 205 spinouts since 2011.

The ranking comes after the University celebrated its 300th company creation overall earlier this year, supported by its research commercialisation arm Oxford University Innovation (OUI). 97 of the spinouts have stayed in or close to Oxford, the highest concentration anywhere in the UK.

These research-intensive spinout companies are joined by an ever-growing number of startups emerging from the University’s entrepreneurship and social venture programmes, and the OUI incubator, consolidating the region’s position as a thriving hub of innovation.

University of Oxford companies continue to be a magnet for investment. Figures from OUI for 2022 demonstrate that Oxford spinouts raised £956m in external investment, an estimated 45% of the £2.13bn across the UK tracked by Beauhurst.

Read the full story on the University of Oxford website