University of Oxford

MoA Technology

MoA Technology spun out of the research undertaken by Professor Liam Dolan and his team at the University of Oxford’s Plant Sciences Department. The company is developing a platform that enables efficient, high throughput screening of crop protection chemicals. In particular, the platform aims to define novel herbicide targets.

Quantum Motion Technologies

Quantum Motion Technologies was founded on the research undertaken by Professor Simon Benjamin (Department of Materials, Oxford) and Professor John Morton (Department of Engineering Science, Oxford). The company was formed in June 2017, and is aiming to build a universal quantum computer that would be able to tackle the full range of quantum applications.

MedaPhor

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We are delighted to announce that the Parkwalk Opportunities Fund has participated in the recent financing round of MedaPhor Group plc, the Cardiff University Spin-out and global provider of advanced ultrasound training simulators for medical professionals.

The company is headquartered in Cardiff, UK and Atlanta, USA, with over 500 customers in 45 countries around the […]

Oxford Quantum Circuits

Oxford Quantum Circuits was founded by Professor Peter Leek, who is based at the Clarendon Laboratory Oxford, and is aiming to build a quantum computer based upon a superconducting circuit approach to forming qubits. The intention is to leverage the latest technology in this field and overcome the key challenge that has confounded researchers […]

Inkpath

The University of Oxford Enterprise Fund III has completed an investment in Inkpath Limited. Established by Dr John Miles, whose role at Oxford involves developing and leading the programme of professional and personal development for DPhils and Early Career researchers across the Humanities,  Inkpath that has developed an intuitive, scalable ‘skill tracker’ for measuring performance. […]

Cycle.land

The University of Oxford Enterprise Fund III has completed an investment in Cycle.land Limited, a company helping the move toward sustainable urban transport by creating a global peer-to-peer social marketplace on which to share bicycles. Cycle.land was supported by the Oxford University Innovation Incubator.

Bicycles, like cars, are not in use far more often than […]

Bibliotech

Bibliotech’s proposition was driven by the realisation that the supply of textbooks is space and cost constrained within academic institutions and students who can generally only afford a selection of those resort to borrowing or downloading titles. An online solution which could provide access to a wider range of textbooks would not only address […]

Covatic

Covatic is building the world’s first broadcast personalisation engine, based on world-leading IP from the University of Oxford in the field of semantic linked-data technology.  It will enable broadcasters to deliver context aware, dynamic programming tailored to the unique requirements of each audience member.

The company was founded in early 2017 by a combination of […]

Proxisense

Proxisense has developed extreme environment proximity sensors and fluid contamination systems utilising eddy current sensors. The former are finding uses in producing systems which monitor the health of turbine blades in real-time, which can extend component lifetimes and reduce maintenance and downtime costs. Proxisense is targeting the power and aerospace industries for these use […]

Mind Foundry

Spun-out of the University of Oxford Machine Learning Group, Mind Foundry has developed advanced machine learning algorithms to help organisations solve problems by unlocking insights hidden deep within their big data.
The day-to-day operation of successful organisations and businesses is increasingly reliant on the analysis of data. Driving these advances is a deluge of data, which is outstripping the […]

Zegami

Spun-out of the University of Oxford Computational Biology Research Group in February 2016, Zegami allows users to view large collections of images and associated metadata in a single field of view and to perform intuitive data analysis.

With the ability to display tens of thousands of images, documents, video, 3D objects and dashboards in a single […]

Oxford Endovascular

Oxford Endovascular are developing a novel treatment for treating brain aneurysms. The Oxford technology uses a special laser-cut metal alloy which has a shape-memory. It can be posted into a catheter during surgery, inserted into the brain and opened up into a tiny tube mesh (‘flow diverter’) that fits into the natural shape of […]

Animal Dynamics

Animal Dynamics, a spin-out from the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford, is developing a portfolio of products derived from research into evolutionary adaptations in flight, swimming, walking, and stealth, where nature has arrived at significant performance optimizations which can be applied to commercial products.

Navetas

Parkwalk invested in Navetas in November 2015. In August 2017 the company was acquired. Transaction details are confidential but if an earn-out is achieved Parkwalk investors will receive c. 85% of their investment cost back over a four year holding period.

Navetas are developing household energy monitoring solutions. The company offers a core product, the Loop Energy Saver, […]

Bodle Technologies

Bodle Technologies, from the University of Oxford, has developed a novel, smart material for use in low-energy high-resolution displays and glazing. Bodle’s display device offerings offer high flexibility, ultra-high resolution, and very low energy consumption, making a highly attractive proposition for the global display market.

Xerion

Xerion Healthcare seeks to commercialise Dr Helen Townley’s Research Group’s work into the use of nano-particles in cancer for therapy, imaging and drug delivery.

The small size of nano-particles means they can passively accumulate in tumours due to the enhanced permeation and retention (EPR) effect, where certain sizes of molecules accumulate more in tumour cells […]

Orthox

Orthox is a medical device company founded to exploit FibroFix, a novel silk-based biomaterial platform, for the repair of injuries to cartilage and bone. FibroFix combines exceptional strength and resilience with a porous architecture and chemical structure similar to Fibronectin, an essential component of human cartilage. Orthox believes these properties will allow FibroFix™ to […]

Bounts

Bounts, a University of Oxford Innovation Startup Incubator spin-out, have developed a mobile health and exercise wearable app that uses industry standard secure protocols to allow members to collect all their exercise data in one place. Members can choose to connect their preferred exercise apps like Fitbit, Garmin or Strava to their Bounts account to […]

TheySay

Spun-out of the University of Oxford in 2011, TheySay brings to the market ground-breaking research in computational linguistics. Impartial benchmarking studies have been carried out by three leading organisations that verify TheySay’s superior performance compared to the other major sentiment analysis tools. TheySay’s analytics are fast, easy to integrate, verifiable, flexible and customisable.

The company […]

Salunda

Salunda has developed patented, contactless sensor technology for monitoring machinery in very harsh environments. Sensors scan components such as pistons, rotors and seals for wear and failure. A profile of the component surface can be recorded with sensitivities of as little as tens of microns. Sensors can warn of imminent failure by detecting cracks, […]