Welcome to Biospire !!


Biospire is a technology management consultancy. We specialise in working with early stage technology projects including those developed within academic environments. Biospire provides support and development services to a variety of clients including university technology transfer offices, research councils, large corporates, technology-based SMEs, and partnering work with other specialist consultancies.

 

Biospire provides a range of services in early stage technology management from technical and commercial project evaluation, to development of new spin-out companies, through to supporting corporates with technology sourcing or business development in new territories. We concentrate on the life sciences, but also have a successful track record in working in other technology areas including advanced materials, telecoms, and environmental technologies. 

 

We specialise in the transfer and development of technologies and business between European and Asian markets and have active networks across Europe, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. Our founding consultants have extensive practical experience in academic and commercial environments, both within SMEs and large multinational technology businesses. We focus on delivering practical, bottom-line value to our clients, which is milestone-based, providing solutions and step-changes for developing technologies and businesses. Biospire has a presence in Oxford, UK and Kyoto, Japan. These two academically and historically rich cities provide a useful focus for our business and we have extensive academic and commercial networks in both regions. 

 

 

Our mission is to utilise our European-Asian expertise to deliver high value, bespoke, and personal early stage technology management support.



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Our Business Partners

 

We provide a range of discrete services in early stage technology management and these are described in more detail below. Common to all our assignments is the design and delivery of timely, milestone-based workpackages, alongside high levels of auditable reporting expected by our public and private sector clients. 

Biospire is a small specialist consultancy, and we intend to stay that way, ensuring we continue to lead our sector by example, delivering bespoke focused assignment work to our clients. Our services include the following:

 

DefiniGEN

Biotech spin-out company from University of Cambridge. DefiniGEN has unique iPSC-differentiation platform called "OptiDIFF" enables to prepare hepatic, pancreatic, lung and intestinal cells including those disease models. 

Cresset

Cresset software and contract research services are used by chemists from the world’s leading research organizations. Our patented methods deliver novel, realistic results for discovering, designing and optimizing the best small molecules in industry sectors including: agrochemicals, fine chemicals, flavor, fragrance and pharmaceuticals.

SilcsBio

SilcsBio provides software and services for unlocking the full potential of computer driven drug design. Our algorithms for mapping proteins will provide you with a level of detail you have never before experienced. From our highly accurate free energy maps to conformational nuances revealing hidden pockets of opportunity, you will discover a whole new world of possibilities.


Business Cresendo

Business Crescendo is an international business development firm specialized in boosting the commercialization of its clients' innovative technologies in Europe.

Kawano Lab.

 

Kawano Laboratory was set up in 2014 from Department of Chemistry of Osaka University in Japan. The mission of the company is to support industries in particle measurement with launching new physical concept called “magnetic susceptibility”.


Our Services

We provide a range of discrete services in early stage technology management and these are described in more detail below. Common to all our assignments is the design and delivery of timely, milestone-based workpackages, alongside high levels of auditable reporting expected by our public and private sector clients. 

 

Biospire is a small specialist consultancy, and we intend to stay that way, ensuring we continue to lead our sector by example, delivering bespoke focused assignment work to our clients.

 

Global Business Development


We understand that at the heart of any business is sales and marketing. We are particularly experienced in very early stage sales work, including introducing our client’s technologies to large corporates, often through our existing networks. We are also perfectly suited to supporting new and established technology businesses to explore opportunities in new territories and we have previously operated in this capacity within Europe, US, Africa, Japan and China. Our business development support also extends to assisting businesses identify and engage with new distributors and other strategic corporate partners. On these types of assignments, we like to scope out and agree a mission to deliver within a specified timeframe with our client and then regularly report and review practical progress made. Our role is to ‘do the legwork’ thus enabling our clients to efficiently connect up with new corporate partners and prospective clients.

 



Technology Evaluation

We are able to bring an independent, mature and experienced view to a developing early stage technology project. Introducing a combination of extensive technical knowledge with commercial experience to independently evaluate the science and development prospects of an emerging technology. 

 

This work involves critically reviewing the technology, existing and prospective intellectual property, research competitive landscape, and exploring opportunities for further improving the potential, robustness, and protection of the technology itself.



Market Assessment

We know that no matter how potentially revolutionary a new technology may be, market identification, positioning, perception, reaction, and rate of technology uptake are fundamental to the successful commercialisation of early stage technology. We don’t just rely on industry market research data. 

 

We collect first hand information direct from prospective customers and associated stakeholders to derive a clearer understanding of the potential and risks of commercialisation.



Development of Spin-Out Companies

The development and launch of a new spin-out technology business can be a lengthy and complex process. Navigating through business planning , negotiating corporate structures and licensing deals, assembling the founding team, and securing investment requires a diverse and specialist range of knowledge and experience. Biospire has particular expertise through the entire process and we have a pragmatic and practical approach to these assignments, utilising our experience and networks to launch robust new technology businesses. 



Licensing Work

Successful and effective IP licensing starts with clear presentation, and efficient identification of target licensees. We often work with our clients, bringing our experience in understanding and interpreting new technology platforms, to distil the opportunity to a brief and succinct profile for presentation to prospective licensees. We then utilise our direct and indirect networks to identify and engage potential licensees, and can then work with our clients to negotiate and close licensing deals as appropriate. 



Technology Scouting

We develop structured technology scouting assignments with our clients which are process-driven and can efficiently identify, screen and evaluate new technologies from a wide range of public and private sources across Europe and Asia. Biospire has developed both local technology networks in Oxford, UK and Kyoto, Japan and international networks utilising relationships in universities, large and small corporates, and access to regularly updated technology audits and inventory databases. We are particularly experienced in engaging with technology providers and reviewing the technical and commercial aspects of technologies on behalf of our clients.



R&D Planning

 

Having independent input to your R&D planning can often bring a more outward-looking, fresh and targeted plan to bear to enable rapid progress and evaluation points. The Biospire founders have significant experience in supporting the management and steering of both short and long term R&D programmes, particularly in a commercial setting. We provide management skills and technical expertise to improve the efficiency of R&D programmes in the life sciences, materials and chemistry fields. 


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