Oxford Innovation Society

Oxford’s network for industry and business

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

For more than 25 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.


Membership to the Oxford Innovation Society is available in two forms:

Corporate Membership Small Tech Company Membership
– Ideal for technology companies looking to form strong links with the University, staff, academics, and the OIS. – This membership is aimed at small technology companies with less than 30 members of staff.


Benefits of Corporate Membership

  • Receive advanced notification of new technology available for licence

► 30 days advanced notice provided exclusively for OIS members

  • Attend open innovation networking events

► 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

  • Participate in seminars

► 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

► opportunities to contribute articles to our termly publication

  • Receive corporate promotion and hospitality

► bring a guest to OIS networking events

► sponsor a meeting/dinner: presentation, stand, branding, invitations for 10 guests

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

Benefits of Small Company Membership

  • Members will receive the same benefits as the corporate members, except that there is only one space reserved for STC members at the dinners, and there is no advance notice of IP.

Membership Fees

The annual fee for membership of the Oxford Innovation Society is £6,800 for corporate members, £1,000 for small tech companies,  and 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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