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University of Birmingham Enterprise

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 from 12:00 to 14:00 (GMT)

Spinout Success

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Spinout Success 

Wednesday 31st January 2018, 12-2pm (Lunch provided)

BizzInn – 2nd Floor IRD, Birmingham Research Park


So you’ve got an idea for a product or service and you want to set up a new company?  Who do you turn to?  What’s involved?  What are the options? How do we make it happen?


University research sometimes yields a discovery that has the potential to improve quality of life, health or even save lives. However, for any discovery to make an impact it needs to be turned into a product or service.  The most common commercial route for innovative research and academic IP is through licensing to an existing company.

However, when a technology or invention is highly disruptive to an existing way of thinking, is a complete change of paradigm, or is a new platform technology that can be applied over multiple markets, and where the commercial returns on investment might be significant, the establishment of a new company may well be the best way to commercialise the associated IP. 

University Spinout Companies are an excellent route to research impact as well as commercial success. For those academics involved in spinout activities, it is an exciting route, although it is by no means the easy-route.  They require an even greater investment of time and money to build the infrastructure necessary to commercialise the technology. 


In this seminar you will hear from experts about the journey to creating a successful spinout company. We will cover:

 1.    The Ingredients that make a Successful Spinout by Dr Nick Gostick, Spinout Development Manager at University of Birmingham

2.    Attracting Finance into Spinouts by Dr Brijesh Roy from Mercia Fund Management

3.    The Evolution of a Spinout Patent Portfolio by Dr Jenny Atkinson from Barker Brettell

4.    Case study by Dr Matt Hicks from Linear Diagnostics, a University of Birmingham Spinout


Event details:

Date: Wednesday 31st January 2018


12.00 - Lunch and Networking over pizza, buffet, coffee and cake

12.30 - Seminar & questions

2.00 - Session close

Location:  BizzInn, 2nd Floor Birmingham Research Park, 97 Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, B15 2SQ

Lunch provided


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Please see 

 for detailed information on transport and parking.

 The nearest train station is University, the Research Park is a 5 minute walk from the station.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

 Please contact Sofia Hansrod - or call 0121 414 6539 with any queries.

Do you have questions about Spinout Success? Contact University of Birmingham Enterprise
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When & Where

BizzInn, Institute of R&D, Birmingham Research Park
97 Vincent Drive
Address Line 2
B15 2SQ Birmingham
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 from 12:00 to 14:00 (GMT)

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University of Birmingham Enterprise

The University of Birmingham's Enterprise team is located at the BizzInn business incubator on Birmingham Research Park.  We promote and support entrepreneurial culture; and engage with researchers working on the commercial development of their research ideas 

Our vision is to create a thriving entrepreneurial community that supports research and innovation led enterprise through our training and networking events.  We further nurture, develop, and grow commercial ventures, through a mixture of hands-on support, access to a wide network of service providers, investors and entrepreneurs, and funding through early stage support grants.

We provide an integrated network of business support for academics, entrepreneurs and start-ups helping to transform innovation into enterprise.

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