University hot desks

Bringing Oxford University Innovation closer to researchers….

Oxford University Innovation staff regularly attend hot desks in Oxford University departments. These hot desks serve as easy access points for Oxford researchers, students and support staff to talk to us about intellectual property, licensing and venture formation, software commercialisation, academic consultancy or entrepreneurial activities more generally.

The creation of the hot desks has been achieved in collaboration with the hosting departments, and it is hoped that the presence of our staff at the hot desks will make it easier for staff from both hosting and nearby departments to access our expertise and advice.

The departments and locations currently hosting Oxford University Innovation hot desks are as follows:

Begbroke Science Park (Thames Room):

  • Every Friday
  • Hot desk co-ordinator Mark Mann

Biochemistry (Café)

  • Every first and third Tuesday of each month from 10am-12 noon.
  • Hot desk co-ordinator Dinali de Silva


  • Every first Tuesday of the month, 9am-11.30am from October 7th, in the 1st floor coffee room.
  • Contact Kerry Antcliffe


  • Every Friday morning 9am-12 noon at Angela Russell’s office, 1st floor CRL.
  • Contact Andrew Bowen

Computer Science, Wolfson Building

  • Every Thursday afternoon (1-4pm) in room 104.
  • Hot desk co-ordinator Roy Azoulay

Engineering Science & Materials

  • Every Wednesday morning in the Holder Building Café.
  • Contact Andy Robertson


  • Bi-monthly, New Common Room or café in the Andrew Wiles Building.
  • Contact Andy Robertson

Old Road Campus Research Building (ORCRB)

  • Every Friday 11.30am-1.30pm in the café area.
  • Hot desk co-ordinator Richard Reschen


  • Every first and third Thursday of the month, 9am-12 noon in the Denys Wilkinson Café West and 12.30-2.30pm in the Clarendon Lab Café East.
  • Contact Marco Palumbo

Plant Sciences (common room):

Research Services at Worcester Street (ground floor in KEIT office):

  • Every Friday 9am-12 noon
  • Hot desk co-ordinator Mairi Gibbs
  • Tel no. during hot-desk hours: 01865 616580

Research Services science area office in the Robert Hooke building (2nd floor):

  • Every Monday from January 12th 2015
  • Hot desk co-ordinator Evert Geurtsen

Saïd Business school Launchpad:

  • Every Friday 9am-12 noon
  • Hot desk co-ordinator Roy Azoulay
  • No phone number – please email or ask Natalie Berge, in the Launchpad.

Sir William Dunn school of Pathology

  • Every third Tuesday of the month from 10am-12 midday in the canteen.
  • Contact Sally Sheard

Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM)

  • Every Thursday morning 10am-12 noon, Central café in the WIMM: watch for announcements on the flat screen.
  • Contact Matt Carpenter

Wellington Square:

Joint research office (Churchill site)

  • Every Friday from 9.30-11.30am then 13.30-16.00pm.
  • Hot desk co-ordinator Richard Reschen


If you have any questions about the hot desks please contact Oxford University Innovation’s University Relationship Manager, Dr Fiona Story. If you would like to book an appointment please email the relevant co-ordinator or call the hot desk number during its opening hours.

We are keen that we optimise the use of these hot desks and welcome feedback from researchers on all aspects of their operation. If you are interested in establishing one of our hot desks in your department please email Fiona Story – we would be pleased to hear from you.


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