Spin-out and Spin-in Opportunities for Business

Aberystwyth University supports staff who wish to develop their research outputs into commercial ventures. The university encourages future entrepreneurs and the establishment of new businesses as a means of generating a route to market for university intellectual property because of the significant benefits to the university, its staff, to Wales and further afield.

Research, Business & Innovation works with academic staff to:

  • Identify valuable and impactful intellectual property
  • Assess the commercial potential of a future product or service
  • Support the development of robust business plans
  • Assist in fund raising and networking

Our Technology Transfer team works with a Commercial Advisory Panel, made up of industry and government experts, to review business ideas and mentor staff towards sound business planning and fundraising.


Examples of Aberystwyth University Spin-Out Companies


ARCITEKBio have developed a robust yeast-based biomanufacturing solution that converts agricultural wastes like wheat straw and wood pulp into a high value 100% renewable sweetener.

ABER Instruments is a successful global company with a portfolio of ‘manufacturing ready’ advanced certified systems already in use in the Brewing, Biotech, Biorenewables, and Biofuel industries.



Environment Systems is an established consultancy with a valued reputation using our recognised expertise in data analysis – specifically geoinformatics and earth observation.

Innovis is the leading supplier of sheep breeding technologies to the UK livestock industry; a young, dynamic, and forward-thinking company that is passionate about making a difference.

Natural Feeds & Fertilisers develops and supplies sustainable fertilisers and feeds of traceable origin, from natural sources with recommendations backed by sound scientific research trials.

PhytoQuest is a spin-out that specialises in natural product discovery. The company also produces quality controlled bioactive cosmetic, food and animal health ingredients.

SmartData work across a range of industries, helping clients by combining thorough business insight with the understanding of how technology will impact industry and business models.

Further information:

For further information about Aberystwyth University's Spin-out policy or to discuss past and future spin-out opportunities, please contact: contracts@aber.ac.uk.