Oxford Innovation Society

Oxford’s open innovation network

The Oxford Innovation Society (OIS) is a leading forum for open innovation, bringing together researchers and inventors, Oxford spin-outs, technology transfer professionals, local companies, venture capital groups and some of the world’s most innovative multinationals.

For more than 20 years the OIS has served to allow companies to have a window on Oxford science and to foster links between business and the academic community.

Member benefits

  • Advanced notification of new technology available for licence
    • 30 days advanced notice provided exclusively for OIS members
  • Open innovation networking
    • meet key influencers and decision makers – academics, industrialists, business people – 3 times per year at formal OIS Dinners, hosted at one of Oxford’s colleges
  • Seminar participation
    • Oxford University Innovation introduces key players from academic and business disciplines for mutual benefit
    • members have opportunities to present at Oxford University Innovation and University seminars
  • Promotion through Innovation Insights
    • opportunities to contribute articles to our termly publication
  • Corporate promotion and hospitality
    • bring a guest to OIS networking events
    • sponsor a meeting/dinner : presentation, stand, branding, invitations for 10 guests

Members also develop a close working relationship with Oxford University Innovation. Our technology transfer managers are ideally placed to introduce companies to the University community and to leading researchers in their fields of interest.

The annual fee for membership is £6,800. Further details can be found in the OIS Brochure. Membership of the Oxford Innovation Society is by application only.

To apply, download and complete the membership application form or apply online:

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Details of future OIS Events can be found in the Events section.

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