Oxford Innovation Society

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

2024 is a pilot year for a refreshed OIS, crafted to foster deeper connection between the innovation community within and beyond Oxfordshire. Read more about the evolution of the OIS in our OIS Manifesto 2024 [pdf].


The full OIS Membership and Sponsorship 2024 package is available to download here.

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

Membership Type Member benefits Annual Membership Fee
SMEs (annual income of <£5m)  See core membership benefits below  £1,500 + VAT
Corporate (annual income between £5m – £25m) Core membership benefits plus:

• Option to purchase one additional ticket (£45) to an OIS Breakfast (subject to availability).

• Option to purchase one additional ticket to OIS Gala Dinner (£100 subject to availability).

£8,000 + VAT
Large Corporate (annual income >£25m) Core membership benefits plus:

Option to purchase one additional ticket (£45) to an OIS Breakfast (subject to availability).

• Option to purchase two additional tickets to OIS Gala Dinners (£100 per ticket, subject to availability).

£10,500 + VAT



  1. NEW* Access to a programme of ten events per year (previously three OIS dinners per year)
  2. NEW* Option to co-create OIS events with OUI. Co-creation includes steering on themes and topics, venue selection, and speakers
  3. 2x tickets to OIS Gala Dinner, 2x tickets to the Annual Networking Event.
  4. NEW* One free ticket to one OIS breakfast
  5. Allocation of a key contact at OUI, for enquiries and requests about OUI and Oxford University
  6. RENEWED* Opportunity to contribute content to Catalyst, our quarterly newsletter (1700+ subscribers + promotion on social media)
  7. NEW* Opportunity to pitch a 1-hour workshop to OUI staff including Licensing, Investment, and Consulting Services teams.

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.


Maximise your impact with sponsorship opportunities at each event.
As a Full Sponsor or Brand Sponsor, you can Influence conversations, highlight your expertise, and raise brand awareness with the OIS. Sponsorship opportunities for the year are outlined in our Membership and Sponsorship Pack.

Apply to join

Membership of the Oxford Innovation Society is by invitation; we welcome applications to join from organisations who can contribute to the network.

Apply online

Details of future OIS Events can be found in the Events section.

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