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
– for organisations looking to form strong links with the University, staff, academics, and the OIS. – for small technology companies with fewer 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 Licensing & Ventures 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

  • One space reserved at the OIS dinners, availability of new IP being marketed at the same time as non-members. All other benefits are the same as for corporate members.

Membership Fees

Membership of the Oxford Innovation Society is by invitation; we welcome applications to join from organisations who can contribute to the network. The annual fee for membership of the Oxford Innovation Society is £6,800 for corporate members and £1,000 for small technology companies.

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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