University of Liverpool ranked as top in the North West for Entrepreneurial Impact

The University of Liverpool has leapt into the top 20 of a ranking that measures universities’ success at turning their academic achievements into thriving companies.

The University of Liverpool has risen 12 places since the survey last took place in 2020 and is now ranked 19th, making Liverpool the highest ranked university in the North West region. The University of Dundee, followed by Queen’s University Belfast have topped the rankings this year.

The Entrepreneurial Impact Ranking calculates the effectiveness of universities across the UK in terms of production of intellectual property, creation of spin-out companies and successful exits.

Since 2019, where the University of Liverpool was ranked 65th in the rankings, the University has gone from strength to strength in creating new spin-out companies which have a real impact across society, based on our world-changing research.

The University has seen significant progress across its growing spin-out portfolio in terms of raising investment and building investible teams. Recent successes include, Dr Srijan Jindal (Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer) of PhenUtest Diagnostics, winning the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year at the Educate North Awards, and ReNewVax being named as one of 5 Spinouts To Watch’ in the recent UKTN report.

Supporting academics through the process of commercialising their research is a key strategic aim of the University, and the University backs this activity with its Enterprise Investment Fund (EIF), a £1.2 million annual fund which is dedicated to supporting commercialisation projects. In the last [4] years the University has invested a total of >£4m from the EIF.

The process of creating commercial success from our research is spearheaded by the University’s specialist IP Commercialisation Team which works with academics to bring University technologies to market and helps spin-out companies to grow and thrive. View more