MPLS Innovation Activity infographic: text version
2020/21 Innovation activity - Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division
Companies formed: 14 new companies, 4 social enterprises, 11 spinouts.
£411m external investment in portfolio companies.
£12.1m seed stage funding.
112 consulting engagements.
£109.3m research contracts and awards from industry.
Spinout case study: Yasa. Founded 2009, Department of Engineering Science. In 2020/21 Mercedes Benz acquired Yasa, accelerating adoption of the world's most efficient electric powertrain.
Spinout case study: Oxford Nanopore Technologies. DNA and RNA sequencing. Founded 2005, Department of Chemistry. £3.4bn IPO - UK's biggest spinout IPO, and 5th biggest spinout IPO worldwide.