University Partners: Oxford University Innovation (OUI)
The Centre works closely with Oxford University Innovation, the University’s technology transfer company to accelerate research commercialisation within Oxford University. By raising awareness about entrepreneurship and offering entrepreneurship teaching and training, we aim to create an entrepreneurial culture within Oxford and to stimulate venture creation out of Oxford's research base.
Technology transfer through Oxford University Innovation
OUI works with University researchers on identifying, protecting and marketing technologies through licensing, spin-out company formation, consulting and material sales. It provides researchers with commercial advice, funds patent applications and legal costs, negotiates exploitation and spin-out company agreements, and identifies and manages consultancy opportunities.
OUI works on projects from all areas of the University’s research activities: life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and humanities and has assisted in the formation of more than 100 University spin-out companies since 1997, generating significant value in equity holdings for the University.
OUI Software Incubator
The Entrepreneurship Centre works with OUI to support emerging ventures within the University. The OUi Incubator supports software start-ups and assists them trading without external investment. We’ve now created over 150 spinout companies since 1987 – 50 in the past three years.
The key characteristics of candidates are:
- Oxford Input copyrighted IP
- No external investment needed
- Entrepreneurs/founders have a connection with the University of Oxford
Contact Catherine Spence, Senior Licensing & Ventures Manager - Incubator Lead, Oxford University Innovation Ltd for more information.