Oxford University Innovation works in partnership with researchers
Working across the breadth and depth of all University divisions, we provide researchers with advice and support on any matter concerning the commercialisation of research.
Our Licensing & Ventures team works with University staff and students to identify, protect and market technologies and other research outputs through licensing, venture formation, and material sales, and manages the University’s intellectual property portfolio.
We fund patent applications and legal costs, negotiate licensing and spin-out company agreements, and provide access to translational investment funds for the development of technologies.
Oxford University Innovation is part of a strong network and infrastructure across the University which supports researchers, innovation and entrepreneurship. We all aim to work closely together – please call us and we will put you in touch with the right person, if we can’t help. You can find out more about the University’s support network here.
Support for entrepreneurship
Got a great idea but not sure if it’s a spinout yet? Get advice and support from a variety of sources through Oxford University. Visit the ‘Develop my business’ page for further information.
Research Services works in partnership and with colleagues across the University to provide comprehensive support to researchers across the research life-cycle.
supports the grant process
negotiates contracts and agreements
advises on costing and pricing of research
supports University and Divisional research-related planning
promotes responsible conduct of research and compliance with regulatory and sponsor requirements
provides information on funding opportunities
supports and facilitates technology transfer and knowledge exchange
KE and impact (the demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to society and the economy) lead the government agenda on higher education, and are of keen interest to other research funders and industry.
Business Development Team, Medical Science Division
Business Development Medical Sciences is a team of dedicated business development and partnership managers offering industrial partners a single point of access to Oxford’s researchers as well as to NHS resources through our partnership with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUHT).
The Business Development Medical Sciences team works with scientists and industrial partners to identify areas of strategic research alignment and to promote and facilitate both clinical and pre-clinical collaborative research projects.
Industrial Research Partnerships team
Oxford has uniquely broad and deep research capabilities and is keen to work collaboratively with businesses and other organisations to deploy this to the benefit of society and all involved.
Across the University, numerous interactions and collaborations exist between companies and researchers, including: