Oxford Brookes Business School

Gender and university spinouts in the UK

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Seminar on spinouts

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Headington Hill Hall, Headington Campus, Headington Hill site


Presented by: Dr Heather Griffiths and Dr Anne Laure Humbert

Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice

The Oxford region ranks number one for spinouts but only 18% of these companies have a woman founder or co-founder. This seminar will present the findings of research undertaken as part of a project, in collaboration with the University of Oxford and funded by EPSRC, under its Inclusion Matters Programme, which investigates women’s participation in university spinout companies across the UK. 

The presentation of the research findings will be followed by a discussion on how to to promote more inclusive spinout leadership in the ecosystem which drives innovation especially in the context of the National and Local Industrial Strategies that aim to increase investment in science, research and innovation.