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.

For further information about Aberystwyth's University's Spinout guide and policy (currently under review) or to discuss past and future spin out opportunities, please contact: Anne Howells.