Statement on Spin-Out companies

All higher education institutions (HEIs) in Scotland are committed to delivering beneficial impact outside of academia, including economic impact.

Over the course of 2015-2017 we have been working to deliver our innovation action plan (for more information please visit our campaigns page) including developing a statement of common principles on Spin-Out Company Formation.

Spin-Out Companies can deliver great benefits to the economy, whether job creation or attracting foreign investment. This statement includes seven commitments that all HEIs in Scotland have agreed.

Key Points

  • All 19 Scottish higher education institutions have signed up to support this statement on shared principles on Spin-Out Company Formation.
  • Scotland is the best place in the UK for forming Spin-Out Companies.
  • This statement includes seven commitments which all 19 HEIs have agreed in 2017, and outlines the types of support Scottish HEIs invest in Spin-Out Companies.

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