Oxford University has an overarching Strategic Plan which starts, “The University of Oxford aims to lead the world in research and education” immediately followed by, “We seek to do this in ways which benefit society on a national and a global scale.”
Oxford University Innovation helps staff and students to apply their expertise and research for wider social and economic benefit. Our role is to help University staff and students bring the benefits of their research and expertise to create impact in wider society.
We support Oxford’s researchers, staff and students, offering commercial skills and a range of specialist resources in order to maximise research impact. Income is shared with those involved according to the University’s Regulations, and any overall profits from commercialisation are returned to the University for the benefit of future generations.