The School of Informatics contributes a third of the University of Edinburgh's total spinout and start up companies according to the website 'spinoutsuk.co.uk'.
The website, which has collected figures for the period 2000 to 2010, has calculated that the University of Edinburgh created 244 spinout and startup companies over the period. This is 75% more than its closest competitor, the University of Cambridge.
At least 81 of the 244 companies are Informatics based, meaning that the school is responsible for over 5% of the UK total.
This article was published on Dec 9, 2011