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Articles and opinion pieces from Oxford University Innovation published on this site and elsewhere, sharing knowledge and experience from decades of Technology Transfer, are listed here.

UK University Technology Transfer : behind the headlines

29th April 2015

The Technology Transfer Offices of Edinburgh, Imperial, Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester and UCL have collaborated to produce a briefing paper, "UK University Technology Transfer : behind the headlines".   The document explains the role and achievements of TTOs, and answers some frequently asked questions. It is intended to be a useful resource for government, industry and other sectors who interact with university TTOs.

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How to set up a successful university startup incubator

20th November 2014

Proven in the US as a model for nurturing young companies, start-up incubators are now thriving in Europe. But is there an “ideal” model, and if not, what is the best flavour of incubator for your needs? Britta Wyatt and Renate Krelle gather metrics on successful programmes and share top tips for building a start-up incubator.

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University Technology Transfer – Models, Components and Frameworks

19th November 2014

Recent articles and academic papers analysing the structure of university technology transfer activities are reviewed by Tom Hockaday.

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Entrepreneurial Oxford

27th October 2014

Bringing together like minds,from undergraduates to alumni, to turn ambitious academic thinking into world-changing business. This article was first published in the University magazine, Oxford Today, Michaelmas Term, 2014.

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Spin-out versus Licence

23rd October 2014

Tom Hockaday discusses the differences between a spin-out and a licence in university technology transfer.

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Making the most of academic drug target discoveries

16th October 2014

Development paths for turning nascent discoveries into more fully formed drug discovery packages with sufficient data and robust IP protection to be attractive licensing propositions for commercial partners are discussed by Richard Reschen.

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Six ways to get more out of University inventions

5th June 2014

Oxford University Innovation team leader Richard Holliday explains how universites can succeed at technology transfer and take more of their intellectual property to the market  

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University Investment Funds

2nd June 2014

University Investment Funds offer access to capital, but be aware of the downsides, writes Tom Hockaday

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New Insights into TTO Performance from Oxford’s Oxford University Innovation

1st February 2014

A review of where Oxford technologies are licensed, and how deals are initiated, by Isis’ Dr Richard Holliday, published in Technology Transfer Tactics

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Phases Of Growth In University Technology Transfer

2nd December 2013

Tom Hockaday discusses how and why university Technology Transfer Offices have evolved over the last 30 years, and looks to the future

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