Oxford University’s Strategic Plan articulates the University’s vision, “We will work as one Oxford bringing together our staff, students and alumni, our colleges, faculties, departments and divisions to provide world-class research and education. We will do this in ways which benefit society on a local, regional, national and global scale…”
Oxford University Innovation contributes to the University’s societal benefit by working with staff and students to apply their expertise and research. We have a bold vision:
A world-leading innovation ecosystem with Oxford University at its heart.
And our daily activities are guided by our mission:
As architects of creative solutions, we enable the University community to maximise the global impact of Oxford’s research and expertise.
£9.2m returned to Oxford University and its researchers in 2021 (£16.6m in 2020)
31 new companies formed by us, including 6 social enterprises, in 2021 (19 in 2020)
1132 deals in 2021 (846 in 2020)
4455 patents and patent applications on Oxford inventions managed by us (4793 in 2020)
Oxford University Innovation has joined many other departments within Oxford University in the Green Impact scheme, which is operated by the National Union of Students and the Oxford University Environmental Sustainability team
Since joining the scheme OUI has received the following awards:
2019: Gold+, Project of the Year (Roots to Success) & Staff Member of the Year (Phil Priest)
Some of our progress includes:
72% recycling rate
LED lighting throughout the building – saving around £10,000 per year
Waterless urinals – saving over 300 litres of water a day
Planting a tree for every successful Spinout, Startup & Social Enterprise launched
We are currently aiming to offset our carbon footprint for all business activities by September 2020.
Green and Clean Technology from Oxford
Many of the projects & patents managed by OUI have had important impact on the improvement of environmental sustainability worldwide, such as: