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University of Dundee tops spinout rankings – report

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The University of Dundee has been named the UK’s top university for creating successful spinouts, according to a report from VC firm Octopus Ventures.

The analysis considered multiple factors and not just the total number of spinouts produced. The number of patents, level of commercialisation and exits were among the other factors assessed, with Exscientia’s £2.2bn public listing on the Nasdaq helping the Scottish university secure the top spot.

“The main foundations of our success are world-leading life and biomedical sciences research, and innovative researchers,” said Dr David McBeth, VP of enterprise and economic transformation at the University of Dundee.

“At a time when there is a lot of chatter about standardising spinout arrangements, we pride ourselves on fostering great relationships with investors and founding teams, and treating each company according to its individual circumstances.”...