University OUI Hot Desks

Bringing Oxford University Innovation closer to researchers….

Oxford University Innovation staff regularly attend Hot Desks in Oxford University departments. These Hot Desks serve as easy access points for Oxford researchers, students and support staff to talk to us about intellectual property, licensing and venture formation including social enterprises, software commercialisation, academic consultancy or entrepreneurial activities more generally.

Creation of the Hot Desks is done in collaboration with the hosting departments, with the aim that the presence of our staff at the hot desks will make it easier for staff from both hosting and nearby departments to access our expertise and advice.

Some OU researchers and staff also act as OUI Innovation Champions in departments and can be contacted to answer your questions about innovation and enterprise. Find out more about this here.

The operation of Hot Desks was suspended during the pandemic, but we aim to get this up and running again in due course. In the meantime, if you have any questions about how we can support you please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.


The departments and locations currently hosting Oxford University Innovation hot desks are as follows:

Begbroke Science Park

Big Data Institute


NDORMS at Botnar


  • Location: TBC
  • Timing: TBC
  • Hot desk co-ordinator Cath Spence

Computer Science, Wolfson Building

Earth Sciences

Engineering Science & Materials

Old Road Campus Research Building (ORCRB)



Plant Sciences


  • Location: TBC
  • Timing: TBC
  • Hot desk co-ordinator Emily Morris

Robert Hooke building

Sir William Dunn school of Pathology

Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM)


  • Location: TBC
  • Timing: TBC
  • Hot desk coordinator Andrew Chan

Maths Institute

  • Location: TBC
  • Timing: TBC
  • Hot desk coordinator Paul Gass


If you have any questions about the hot desks please contact us.

We are keen that we optimise the use of these hot desks and welcome feedback from researchers on all aspects of their operation. If you are interested in establishing one of our hot desks in your department please contact us. We would be pleased to hear from you.

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