The Spin-Out Route
If you’re a Spin-Out Leader or a Business or Technical Leader looking to join an exciting, early stage spin-out, Zinc’s dedicated, hands-on commercialisation platform is designed to help turn deep tech and deep science innovation into an ambitious new business.
Zinc’s Spin-out Route addresses the spin-out issues, like ownership of IP and transitioning from research to commercial product.
You can join this route at any time.
Dedicated Hands-On Venture Building Support
Zinc’s Commercialisation Platform Provides:
Access to up to £300,000 capital
Typical initial investment of up to £250,000 of initial investment plus collaboration on further fundraising via grants and/or equity investment.
Technical, scientific and IP advisory support
Building relationships with universities and TTOs for licensing and handling of IP if required, IP strategy development, provision of Scientific/Technical expertise to provide a sounding board for scientific planning and development roadmaps and building of Scientific Advisory Board/Expert Board.
Creating a commercial structure
Developing the right type of company and commercial model to commercialise the IP.
Developing a plan for growth
Designing the next phase of development to achieve the milestones which will unlock the growth of the venture, including defining early possible failure points to ensure these can be rigorously tested.
Building your team
Attracting and developing a Co-Founder(s), executives and essential team members through Zinc’s proven talent funnel and network.
Expertise from our Fellows Network
Customised programme of support from the Zinc team and 100+ Visiting Fellows, who are experts in science, domain, technology, business, funding, marketing.
Personal and team development
Executive coaching on your personal and team journeys from our network of qualified, mission-led coaches.
A cohort and community
Support of an immediate cohort of ventures all building new ventures in lock step with you, plus engagement with Zinc’s wider community of portfolio companies, partners and 25,000 community members.
Building a fundraising strategy
We support you in building an action plan and collaboration to raise funds through investment, grants and revenue.
Access to the processes, content and partnerships you need to build your venture including direct operational support for your venture through a hands on and dedicated approach.