The University of Cambridge supports more than 86,000 jobs across the UK and contributes nearly £30 billion to the UK economy. Of these, over £23 billion come directly from research and knowledge exchange, commercial activities, and companies spun out from the University. Most of this work is done through Cambridge Enterprise, the Technology Transfer Office of the University.
Cambridge Enterprise works with innovators, experts and entrepreneurs from the University of Cambridge to commercialise their ideas and expertise for the benefit of society, the economy, themselves and the University.
At Imperial College London, we have enterprise in our DNA. Since we were founded in 1907, we have had a mission to offer the most advanced education and research, collaborate with other organisations, and apply our work to industry. Today, we have a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem: a home for businesses, researchers and the next generation of innovators.
Imperial Enterprise helps businesses access the College's resources, talent and expertise to address business and societal challenges, supports and encourages entrepreneurship across Imperial’s community of staff, students and alumni, and helps academics find new ways to turn their expertise and research into benefits for society.
Oxford University Innovation (OUI) is the research commercialisation arm of Oxford University, supporting innovation and entrepreneurial activities across all University Divisions. Our mission is to create a world-leading innovation ecosystem with Oxford University at its heart.
OUI deploys Oxford research and technology through intellectual property licensing, spinout and social venture company formation, and material sales. We provide access to academic expertise and university facilities through our Consulting Services team. Our Incubator supports the entrepreneurial ambition of University staff, students and alumni, and has created over 50 startups since 2011. OUI partners with investors through our New Venture Support & Funding team to galvanise early-stage capital for world-changing Oxford ideas. Our Clinical Outcomes team works with clinicians to improve the lives and health impact of disease for patients globally.
Oxford University Innovation is the highest university patent filer in the UK and is ranked first in the UK for university spinouts. Through OUI, the University has created over 300 companies based on innovative ideas and research coming from Oxford.
UCL Business Ltd (UCLB), is a wholly owned subsidiary of UCL (University College London). Working with UCL’s world-renowned faculties and associated hospitals, it brings together exceptional ideas, innovations and industry to benefit society and the economy.
Celebrating its landmark 30th anniversary in 2023, UCLB’s track record of success includes over £1.5 billion raised in investment for UCL spinouts, and Portico Ventures that enables the next wave of technology-based businesses to thrive in a fast-moving ecosystem. Our fund offerings – UCL Technology Fund and Social Ventures fund – help to bring pioneering technologies from the laboratory to market, enabling academic entrepreneurs to tackle global challenges, from energy and engineering to healthcare and the environment.