Spinout Portfolio

Spinout Companies - Opportunities for Investment and Partnerships

Since 2001, hundreds of  new companies have been set up based on research from the universities in the MICRA partnership. This has created thousands of jobs and attracted many millions of pounds in investment.

A key part of the MICRA programme is to continue this important work by supporting research projects to a stage where they have an investment-ready product or service to offer. Alongside this we are showcasing the companies in a series of events and activities to offer investors and commercial partners the opportunity to get involved with some of the most exciting developments to come out of the UK today.

A selection of our spin-out companies is shown below. To find out more, click on the profiles below to visit their website, or get in touch with us:

Please also read the Important Information at the foot of this page.

Engineering, Materials & Manufacturing

Corrosion Radar logo


The worlds longest range Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) monitoring technology for pipelines, refineries and more for predictive corrosion management

Texturejet logo


Innovative Surface Texture Adjustment Technology (STAT) redefines surface texture simply and cleanly resulting in streamlined production lines.


Chemical-free disinfection of agricultural seeds - increases agricultural yield through unique equipment which kills bacteria and fungi on seeds - without killing the seeds

Interface Polymers

Polarfins® are a new range of polymer additives that modify the properties of polyethylene and polypropylene – making them easier to mix, glue, paint and coat

Promethean Particles logo

Promethean Particles

Design, development and manufacture of nanoparticle dispersions in the world’s largest continuous multi-material nanoparticle manufacturing plant

Stoli Catalysts

A transformative technology - catalyst-coated tubes for use in continuous flow reactors for safer and more efficient manufacturing of fine chemicals

Artificial Intelligence


Air quality sensors and advanced pollution modelling and API, products that enable the world to visualise and manage its air quality issues.


Previsico is a global provider of real-time, street level flood prediction and analytical solutions, building round-the-clock resilience, saving lives and livelihoods.

Spectra analytics logo

Spectra Analytics

Data Science and AI solutions across a broad range of industries which empower businesses by generating actionable insights from their data.

Diagnostic & MedTech

Linear Diagnostics logo

Linear Diagnostics

Portable, rapid diagnostic platform technology using linear dichroism (LD) can check for multiple targets and types of targets in the same test at the same time.

MIP Diagnostics logo

MIP Diagnostics

Creating nanoMIPs - versatile, robust and highly stable, affinity reagent solutions where antibodies have reached their performance limit.

PBD Biotech

PBD Biotech

Actiphage® is a new, highly sensitive test for mycobacterial diseases such as Tuberculosis and bovine TB and detects infection in blood or milk within six hours.


A portable device for on-the-spot detection and identification of live bacteria in water and other critical environments, all within minutes.

Exonate logo


Revolutionary eye drop treatment for retinal vascular diseases, including wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Macular Oedema

Medherant logo


TEPI Patch® is a new transdermal drug delivery system which offers greater convenience, confidence and comfort for patient and better dose control

The content of this webpage should not be construed as financial advice. Any decision to invest should be made only on the basis of the relevant documentation for each investment. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. The value of an investment may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the full amount invested. Investments in small unquoted companies carry an above-average level of risk. These investments are highly illiquid and as such, there may not be a readily available market to sell such an investment. Midlands Innovation Commercialisation of Research Accelerator (MICRA) does not provide specific individual advice on the suitability of investments with regard to a potential investor’s individual circumstances, risk tolerance or investment objectives and investors should seek independent financial advice if they are in any doubt whether a product is suitable for them.

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