The University of Southampton
Business

Our spin-outs

As a founding partner of the Global No.1 university business incubator, SETsquared, we provide an ideal structure for our new start-ups, ensuring that our research is taken out of the lab and into the real world, where it becomes accessible to industry.

Our successes

Since 2000, the University has spun out 27 companies and taken an equity position with 13. Four of our spin outs have floated on London's Alternative Investment Market (AIM) with a combined market value of £180 million.

We currently have approximately 100 companies present at the University of Southampton Science Park, one of the largest science parks and innovation centres in the UK.

At any one time, the University is also working with over 1,000 external organisations and over 40% of our research projects involve one or more business partners. More than 150 international businesses have chosen the University as a key partner for their research and development.

Our established spin-outs

Autism Diagnostic Research Centre

Autism Diagnostic Research Centre

ADRC provides a diagnostic service for children and adults suspected of having an Autism Spectrum Disorder, in addition to other services including training, intervention and consultation.

Karus Therapeutics

Karus Therapeutics

Design and development of small-molecule drugs that combine targeted therapy and immunotherapy activity for the treatment of various cancers.

Primer Design

Primer Design

Primerdesign is a biotechnology company focused on the design, manufacture, validation and supply of real-time PCR kits and reagents.

RedLux

RedLux

RedLux develops ultraprecision metrology and automation solutions, with applications in the medical, optics, aerospace and automotive sectors, including non-contact 3D measurement systems.

Symetrica

Symetrica

Symetrica specialises in the detection and identification of radioactive material for security applications.

Synairgen

Synairgen

Focused primarily on severe asthma and COPD, Synairgen discovers and develops novel therapies for respiratory disease.

Spin-out support

Our Research and Innovation Services team is dedicated to supporting our researchers and businesses make the most of the ground-breaking research taking place at the University.

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