University spin-off companies on the rise

March 23, 2001

Technology transfer is becoming easier in United Kingdom universities as the number of spin-off companies continues to climb, according to the UK University Companies Association.

At a conference in Birmingham this week, the technology managers from 50 universities heard about 130 spin-offs that have been created from the University Challenge Fund, set up through the Department of Trade and Industry's Science Enterprise Initiative in 1999.

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