Commercialisation

We transform academic research into commercial success and we have an impressive track record in creating innovative spin-out companies. Commercialisation of the University's intellectual property benefits the businesses, social enterprises and operations we work with by generating impact and economic growth.

There are a number of ways you could work with us:

  • We offer investment opportunities for individuals or companies interested in our emerging spin-out companies.
  • You could access our innovative technology via licenses and co-development of intellectual property.
  • There are opportunities for you to work with us to exploit intellectual property and to network with our spin-out companies. 

Our record

We have created more than 110 spin-out companies since 1995 – including companies that have created virtually waterless washing machines and medical devices for front-line patient triage for chest pain. We have around 250 active commercialisation projects and more than 450 patents in our portfolio.

Our current company portfolio includes regional flagship companies:

Contact us

If you'd like to work with us on a commercialisation project please email commercialisation@leeds.ac.uk

For anything else, please contact the Nexus team by email on nexus@leeds.ac.uk. The Nexus team will take time to understand your requirements and talk to you about your options.