The LCN supports its members in exploiting intellectual property through the creation of spin-out companies.


Bio Nano Consulting

BNC provides contract research and problem solving services to industrial clients through unique access to specialists and facilities at our partnering institutions. BNC has a significant portfolio of clients from around the globe, ranging from small start-ups to major multinationals. More details can be found on the BNC website.


Endomagnetics Inc. 

Founded to solve a range of important surgical and healthcare diagnostic problems through the application of novel advances in bio-magnetics, nanotechnology and magnetic sensing technology based on high-temperature superconductors.

Ignis Innovations

IGNIS Innovations Inc.

IGNIS specializes in providing our customers with proven, world class technologies in the areas of pixel circuits and driver packages for any type or application of active matrix organic light emitting displays (AMOLEDs).

Molecular Vision

Molecular Vision

Founded by Professor Donal Bradley, Professor Andrew de Mello and Dr John de Mello from Imperial College, Molecular Vision is an R&D stage in vitro diagnostic company that aims to provide low-cost, instrument-free, disposable point-of-care (PoC) devices.   The devices are able to measure previously incompatible parameters on a single test from a single sample, providing both quantitative and qualitative information.

Oxford Authentication

Oxford Authentication Ltd.

Internationally renowned for authenticity testing of pottery, porcelain and the casting cores of bronzes using thermoluminescence, the company's list of clients include major museums, auction houses, dealers and collectors. Our representatives around the world take samples which are tested at our laboratory in Grove Technology Park, Wantage. Since our inauguration in 1997, we have performed tens of thousands of tests. The Institute of Physics (an international organisation with some 37,000 members) awarded Doreen Stoneham the 2008 Gabor Prize for the way she had brought top-quality physics to provide this authentication of art ceramics.



TeraView has a wealth of experience in both the technology to generate, detect and manipulate terahertz light, as well as an extraordinary breadth and depth of knowledge in applications of the technology in different markets to solve real world problems for our customers.



Founded by Professor Alwyn Seeds with colleagues from Cambridge University and industry to exploit wireless over fibre technology developed by UCL and Cambridge, Zinwave manufactures systems to provide cellular and wireless coverage in areas where conventional wireless coverage is poor.