Jet engines research
Univ Engineering Science Fellow Professor Tom Povey’s research into jet engines has led to the first investment by Oxford’s new venture fund.
Oxford Flow, a developer of precision engineered products, has secured the first investment from Oxford’s new £320m investment company, Oxford Sciences Innovation plc (OSI).
Oxford Flow has been spun out of Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science, with the support of Isis Innovation, the University’s commercialisation company. Its initial product, a valve that regulates the flow of gases and liquids in industrial processes, is 80 per cent lighter than existing products and can handle over 10 times the volume with a high degree of precision and control. The initial £750k investment from OSI, will ensure the business can take the valve to market and develop further high performance products for gas distribution networks and the water industry.
Founder and Technical Director, Univ Tutorial Fellow in Engineering Professor Tom Povey identified the need for the valve while researching jet engines.
Published: 30 September 2015
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