Spin Off Companies

The Department of Computer Science has a number of spin off companies, which have been created to exploit technology, ideas and research that have come out of the activities of the Department.

Both students and academics have been involved in these companies. Typically, academics can help to make the idea a reality and ease the move from the University, with the University retaining some commercial stake.

Spin off companies can be both newly set up to take the idea to market, or could be an existing company. Alternatively, an idea can be licensed by the University to an organisation, to allow them to exploit the technology or research.

Recent examples

  • Rapita Systems – Rapita built on research done within the Department and now works within aerospace, automotive and telecoms.

  • Twitterfall – an undergraduate project that became a business.

Want to know more?

If you would like to know more information, or would like to get involved with a spin off company, please contact Professor Jim Austin.

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