Spin-out review

Statement of best practice adoption

Kingston University welcomes the Report from the Independent Review of University Spin-out Companies (‘Spin-out review') and is committed to adopting its recommendations.

The Review seeks to encourage universities in developing commercial opportunities from their academic research based on best practice. The recommendations will help increase our academics' entrepreneurial activities, stimulate more collaborations with key industry and technology sectors while also supporting the UK's aim of being a research and innovation world leader.

In particular, Kingston University welcomes the opportunity to use the impetus provided by the Spin-Out review to:

  • Continue to develop and update our spin-out policy and commercialisation processes so that they align with the best practice guidelines presented in the Review and those in the University Spin-out Investment Terms (USIT) Guide.
  • Promote our spin-out policy and commercialisation processes to our researchers as an opportunity to bring their research into application and impact where suitable.
  • Ensure spin-outs are always considered as a route for University IP exploitation
  • Develop equity sharing policy appropriate for each specific new venture.

Contact us

For further information, contact us at BusinessServices@kingston.ac.uk