Bristol’s vision for spin out companies

A key pillar of Bristol’s mission is to deliver world-leading research and innovation with local, national and global impact. An essential part of that ambition is boosting the translation of ideas to market so that we can help to make the world a better place by contributing to wealth creation, the economy, and positive societal change.

Spin out companies – new companies set up to develop and commercialise the outputs of university research - are an important mechanism for achieving this goal and contributing to UK government’s ambition to make the UK a science and technology superpower. Bristol is committed to supporting the creation and success of spin out companies.

Spin Out Successes

Bristol has been recognized as one of the top cities in the UK for producing university spinout companies.

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Learn how to spin out your company

Our team works with researchers to transform research into new commercial opportunities.

Spin Out Policies

Our spin out deal terms – including University founding equity and intellectual property (IP) licence terms - are designed to promote successful outcomes for spin outs by incentivising founders and attracting investors.

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