Commercialisation and spin out support

Commercialisation and spin out support
Spinning Out a Company

The Impact and Knowledge Exchange Team will help to assess the exploitation routes for University IP, either by licensing, collaborative developments with industry or spin-out company formation. Support and guidance is available at each stage of the company formation process.

If you are interested in forming a spin out company based on an invention, your first step is to contact one of the team to discuss your idea. If you are not sure who to contact, email us and we'll make sure the right person gets back to you.

For further useful information refer to the University’s Spinouts and IP policy page.

The University of Aberdeen has a successful track record in producing spin out companies in diverse sectors reflecting the scope of the University's disciplines and expertise. Since 2001 the University has formed a number of new companies.

Featured spin out companies

Antoxis Ltd
Antoxis Ltd exploits a proprietary redox platform targeting mitochondrial-related diseases and stem cell applications
Arria NLG

Arria NLG plc.  Data2text Ltd was spun out to become a global leader in the development and deployment of mission critical, core industrial, enterprise level natural language generation (NLG) software technologies.  Data2Text formed a collaboration with Arria Ltd, to further develop NLG applications. In October 2013, Arria acquired the remaining shares in DATA2TEXT, and Arria NLG floated on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in December 2013 with a valuation of £100m.

AUPEC Ltd is a global authority in energy sector economics, valuation and benchmarking
Blueflow Ltd
Blueflow Ltd focuses on developing technologies for analysing data, whether numeric or textual, at scale and in an automated manner, producing solutions for big data problems
BMT CorDaH Ltd
BMT CorDaH Ltd is a multidisciplinary environmental consultancy providing an extensive range of specialist services to the UK and international offshore oil and gas sector
Brinker Technology Ltd
Brinker Technology Ltd
Cell ProTx Ltd
Cell ProTx Ltd is a pre-clinical stage biotechnology company developing new treatments to protect human cells and tissue from damage.
Cyclogenix Ltd
Cyclogenix Ltd aims to develop the technology that will deliver the next wave of protein-derived therapeutic compounds based on naturally-occurring cyclic peptides known as cyclotides
Elasmogen Ltd
Elasmogen Ltd is a biologics drug discovery company that develops soloMERs™ for site-specific treatment of auto-inflammatory conditions and oncology.
EnergyFlo Insulation Technologies Ltd
EnergyFlo Insulation Technologies Ltd's product Dynamic Insulation enables builders and designers to meet today's ever-increasing demands for energy efficiency and carbon reduction
Enocell Ltd
Enocell Ltd designs and manufactures direct methanol fuel cell modules to be integrated into a range of power products used to provide cost-effective and energy-efficient off-grid power
Epona Technologies
Epona Technologies' uses its proprietary DRAM® technology to strip contaminants from waste water to pre-defined compliance values
GT Biologics Ltd
GT Biologics Ltd is the leading microbiome company addressing unmet clinical needs in autoimmune disease and aims to deliver a new class of medicine based on the potent immune-regulating properties of novel bacterial isolates.
Haptogen Limited
Haptogen Limited was acquired by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in 2007
Highland Innovation Centre Ltd
Highland Innovation Centre Ltd is a medical/scientific device company that specialises in the design, development and commercialisation of consumer, clinical and research products
Islexa Ltd
Islexa Ltd was created to develop new technology to treat diabetes.
iVDynamics Limited

iVDynamics specialises in the prediction, control and tuning of nonlinear dynamic vibrations and in the design of mechanical and structural systems with optimised dynamic response outcomes

NCIMB Ltd is a microbiology and chemical analysis company that houses the biggest reference collection of industrially and environmentally valuable microorganisms in the UK
NSRI is a partnership between academia and industry and is a research centre for the subsea industry
Novabiotics Ltd
Novabiotics Ltd is a leading clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the design and development of first-in-call anti-infective therapies for difficult-to-treat, poorly-served infections
OsteoRx Ltd
OsteoRx Ltd was spun out to develop novel therapies for rheumatoid arthritis
Provexis plc
Provexis plc is a life science business that develops, licenses and markets scientifically proven functional foods
Remedios Ltd
Remedios Ltd is at the forefront of the environmental technology industry offering a range of environmental services
Saccade Diagnostics
Saccade Diagnostics Ltd is developing tools to help clinicians with diagnostic evaluation and management of psychiatric disorders in patients with mental health complaints.
SB Drug Discovery
SB Drug Discovery offers expertise in protein expression, cell line development and screening and assays, with a focus on the field of inflammation
Sight Science Ltd
Sight Science Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Novavision Inc. (part of the Vycor Medical Inc. group of companies) and offers therapy to patients who have suffered visual field loss, commonly due to stroke
Signal Pharma Ltd
Signal Pharma Ltd spun out from the University in June 2013 to develop new treatments in the field of heart disease
Sirakoss Ltd
Sirakoss Ltd is a medical devices company that has developed synthetic bone graft substitutes that will revolutionise the treatment of bone defects and fusions
TauRx Pharmaceuticals Ltd
TauRx Pharmaceuticals Ltd is the parent company of TauRx Therapeutics Ltd, Wista Laboratories Ltd and Genting TauRx Diagnostic Centre Sdn. Bhd.  The TauRx group of companies is focused on the development of novel treatments and diagnostics for Alzheimer's Disease and other neurodegenerative diseases
Technabling Ltd
Technabling Ltd was founded to develop, produce and bring to market advanced assistive software technologies in order to enable people to enjoy independent lives whilst still providing care
Vertebrate Antibodies Ltd
Vertebrate Antibodies Ltd produces high quality antibodies to a wide variety of species and supplies the scientific and research communities