Oxford University Innovation’s Isis Enterprise to form as limited company Oxentia

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6th February 2017

Oxford University Innovation’s management consultancy division to restructure as separate entity to scale up interactions and business on the world stage.

Isis Enterprise, the global innovation management consultancy division of Oxford University Innovation, will be joining Oxford University’s ever-growing list of innovative companies as it rebrands to Oxentia and establishes itself a separate entity later this year.

Established in 2004 to offer technology transfer support and training to universities, research organisations and governments, Isis Enterprise has expanded its range of services and now works with organisations around the world. As a result of this growth and to better serve its extensive client base, Isis Enterprise will transition from a division of Oxford University Innovation to a limited company during the third quarter of 2017.

Isis Enterprise will be known as Oxentia from April 2017. Oxford University Innovation will retain a significant ownership position in the new company, and the two organisations will continue to work closely together, sharing information on best practice and collaborating on joint training initiatives.

Steve Cleverley, Head of Isis Enterprise, said:

“The nature of our business and services offered are unchanged and will be delivered by the same team of dedicated consultants. The creation of Oxentia provides a fantastic platform for growth over the coming years and enables us to continue to deliver a first class service to our clients. Our activities are all underpinned by core values of trust, excellence, creativity and collaboration, as is our commitment to working in partnership with our global clients to build capacity, develop capability and deliver impact through innovation for the benefit of economies and societies.”

Matt Perkins, Chief Executive Officer of Oxford University Innovation, said:

“Since 2004, Isis Enterprise has been the window to the world for Oxford University Innovation’s expertise. Becoming Oxentia, an autonomous entity working closely with OUI, provides the freedom to scale up and serve the needs of the wider international innovation community.”

Ian Walmsley, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, said:

“Isis Enterprise has played a pivotal role in stimulating innovation, both around Oxford and further afield. Most recently, Isis Enterprise supported both the University’s Research Services and the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership in developing Oxford University’s Innovation Strategy and the Innovation Strategy for the Regional Strategic Economic Plan, which aim to foster innovation and enterprise across a wide swath of sectors, drawing on the region’s research and technology strengths.  The University looks forward to continuing to draw on Isis Enterprise’s expertise as it moves towards an independent future.”


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