Opportunity for Funding to Support Researchers Planning Future Spin-Outs in the area of Healthy Ageing


The University of Oxford has been challenged by its steering board to use these funds to help accelerate the formation of spin-out companies. They are therefore seeking to identify researchers who are considering spinning-out their research, but who could benefit from some additional research funding to accelerate the process. For example, this could be used to gather extra data or provide proof of concept in a laboratory setting.

Conference Report 2015: Funding – beyond grants, competitions and bootstrapping

The audience heard three perspectives on funding mechanisms for early stage companies. Brian McCaul was first up and gave the Technology Transfer Office’s (TTO) perspective on Equity Crowdfunding for Tech Transfer, speaking from personal experience of running 3 successful equity crowd campaigns. Brian set out to address the questions why universities should embrace crowdfunding for commercialisation and why it need not hinder later stage rounds.