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“This is cutting edge technology, developed in Dundee. Its value is recognised worldwide.”

Professor Andrew Hopkins, Chief Executive, Exscientia

Our enterprise and innovation vision is to take commercially promising research ideas and to build companies that can use these ideas to create positive societal, economic or environmental change.

When we spin companies out we offer a combination of know-how and skills and facilities. We also connect companies with funding networks and provide them with IP expertise.

Dizzy with success: University of Dundee top in Scotland for spinouts

The University of Dundee has been named the best seat of learning in Scotland for supporting spinout businesses, according to new rankings.
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“We’re very grateful for the assistance provided by the University of Dundee when establishing STAR-Dundee. The University’s initial guidance helped us to grow to be a very successful internationally renowned organization, without taking on any external funding.”

Stuart Mills, CEO, STAR-Dundee

Octopus Ventures

Octopus Ventures have, in their “Spinning out Success” report, cited the University’s research strengths in medical and computer sciences, evidenced by successful spinout companies such as Exscientia.

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STAR-Dundee are an engineering space company focussed on spacecraft onboard data-handling technology. The company delivers a comprehensive range of test and development equipment chip designs and IP cores to the world’s space agencies and international aerospace industry.

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MyWay Digital Health

MyWay Digital Health aims to improve the lives of people living with diabetes through data-driven technology solutions. They do this by supporting clinicians with intelligent, integrated patient management systems for diabetes and by helping patients manage their own condition.

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Exscientia is at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven drug discovery and design and world-leaders in their field. Formed in 2012, the company were the first to automate drug design, and have since become a leading pharmatech company.

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Whole Life Consultants

WLC Ltd conduct first-class contract research, solving problems others cannot solve. Drawing on cutting-edge research they offer consultancy in niche markets where they have specialist and highly developed expertise.

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Ubiquigent Limited is a specialist developer and supplier of Drug Discovery Services, high quality Research Tools and Chemistry to the life science research community worldwide.

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