The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUHT) and the University of Oxford are active research partners with much successful joint work including the Biomedical Research Centre, Acute Vascular Imaging Centre and their Research Networks.
The Joint Research Office supports the partnership, incorporating clinical and regulatory governance, grants and contracts, intellectual property, partnerships (e.g. Biomedical Research Centre) and business development. By working together the OUHT, University and Oxford University Innovation increase the chance to realise patient and commercial benefit from IP assets derived in the clinical environment.
Patient benefit can be achieved in a variety of ways, such as: determining therapeutic value, health economics advantage, improving quality of care including promotion of clinical best practice, improving the patient experience, improving OUHT efficiency, cost savings, and revenue generation within OUHT.
With the OUHT agreement, Oxford University Innovation will work closely with the OUHT to develop and realise the commercial potential and/or patient benefit of technology, originating or developed at the OUHT or by OUHT employees.