Pathways to Spinout


Our findings show that there can be different pathways to spinning out a company from university research. The journey often starts with a patent, but not in all cases. There might be intermediate steps to commercialisation such as consultancy and licensing. Public funding, such as grants provided by Innovate UK, can offer a helpful financial springboard at the early stages of the process. From the experiences of women and men founders that we have both directly interviewed and undertaken background research on, we have identified a few examples, outlined below, and highlighted key steps which illustrate such diversity.



Griffiths, Heather
Grisoni, Louise
Manfredi, Simonetta
Still, Alexis
Tzanakou, Charoula

Oxford Brookes departments

Oxford Brookes Business School


Year: 2021


EPSRC (GRID: 421091.f) : Women and Spinouts: A Case for Action (EP/S010734/1)

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