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Spin-Outs

Creating Businesses from University Intellectual Property

By: Graham Richards Format(s): Hardback, Ebook ISBN(s): 9781905641987, 9781906659424 Published: 19 January 2009 Edition: 1st
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  • Universities increasingly encourage spin-out companies from their own departments, and interest from entrepreneurs and the commercial sphere is only set to develop further in coming years. With this in mind, Professor Graham Richards - an academic and businessman who has had many years of involvement with spin-out companies - has written this book as a guide and an inspiration for those who are thinking about commercialising intellectual property and creating a spin-out company.

    In an informative and enjoyable style he describes his personal experiences of the processes involved in launching a spin-out; from the key decisions that have to be made through to those inevitable mistakes to be learnt from. The University of Oxford has an outstanding record in forming spin-out companies, and has become one of the leading UK universities in this activity. Within the University, the Department of Chemistry has played a central role, with £80 million being contributed to university funds by spin-out companies that have emerged from the department. 'Spin-Outs' provides an insight into how this has been achieved, and carefully signposts the route for taking an academic's intellectual property from the lab, to a start-up company and then on to flotation on the stock market.

    As a former head of Chemistry at Oxford, Professor Graham Richards is uniquely placed to describe this proce...
 
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Abstracts of Public Administration, Development and Environment, Indiana University

Universities increasingly encourage spin-out companies from their own departments, and interest from entrepreneurs and the commercial sphere is only set to develop further in coming years. This book...

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Scientist Magazine

SPIN-OUTS: CREATING BUSINESS FROM UNIVERSITY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Written as a guide for those wishing to build a company by developing technologies licensed from academic labo- ratories....

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Canberra Times

"Million-dollar science comes from research that no one would dream could become useful, according to a chemist who has made millions out of ‘‘spin-out’’ companies. Oxford University...

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Books Online

"It is commonly thought that universities exist primarily to educate their students. In truth, most universities seem to spend more time conducting research than in straight instructional tasks. This...

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Chemical and Engineering News

"Spin-off companies, or spin-out companies as the British call them, have become an important source of funding for British universities and a significant source of income for at least a few British...

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Times Higher Education Supplement

"An entrepreneurial pioneer's tale offers academics tips on starting a company.

The Government is taking more interest in university spin-offs than ever - so much so that it is considering a...

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The Guardian

"The chemist Graham Richards, who made millions from research, tells Linda Nordling why he owes much to Margaret Thatcher.

Graham Richards never had a grand plan to make money from his research....

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IP Marketing eNews

"Professor Graham Richards, former head of the chemistry department at the University of Oxford, has authored a new book, "Creating Businesses from University Intellectual Property," to be published...

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Isis Innovation E News

Isis Innovation featured Spin-Outs in their January 2009 newsletter. They said:

"Professor Richards served as a non-executive director of Isis for many years, and his book describes the...

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Media Review

Dr Richards lectured at Hiroshima University's International Industry-Academia-Government Strategy SymposiumSeptember 2011

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Provides invaluable information for universities about what can be achieved and how.
- 'Abstracts of Public Administration, Development and Environment', Indiana University18th October 2010

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Thetimes.co.uk

Dr Graham Richards is in The Times’ Eureka 100: The 100 most important contemporary figures in British scienceThe Times7th October 2010

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Media Review

An interesting counterbalance to many business books, written by someone who has actually been there and done it- World Patent Information6th October 2009

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Rsc.org

describes the high spots and pitfalls of these processes from a very personable and readable perspective- Chemistry World magazineJuly 2009 edition

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Rsc.org

Spin-outs: business built on chemistry- Graham Richards, Chemistry World magazine5th June 2009

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Media Review

Make money without losing your soul- Canberra Times5th June 2009

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Media Review

There is much to enjoy in the book. It is clearly written, informative, and entertaining.- C&E News6th April 2009

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News.bbc.co.uk

Innovate your way out of recession- BBC Radio 4, In Business9th April 2009

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Timeshighereducation.co.uk

If you've got the idea, get some help to make money- Zoë Corbyn, Times Higher Education19th March 2009

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Content.usatoday.com

Former British Prime Minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher holds an award, given to her by the Royal Society of Chemistry...during the launch of a book- USA Today11th March 2009

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Guardian.co.uk

Spin-out doctor- Guardian10th January 2009

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Isisinnovation.cmail1.com

Spin-Outs was featured in Isis E-News- 11th January 2009

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Ipmarketingadvisor.com

Spin-out veteran shares his experiences- IP Marketing eNews6th January 2009

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Graham Richards celebrates the launch of Spin-Outs at The Royal Society of Chemistry, London with Guest of Honour The Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher24th February 2009

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