University of Oxford

University of Oxford

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Big challenges face our world today: from pioneering new cures to setting society-shaping policies, from creating new energy sources to determining modern ethics.

At Oxford University we’re passionate about the creation and impact of our knowledge and how, in partnership, we can apply this to real challenges.

Oxfordshire is one of Europe’s leading centres of enterprise, innovation and knowledge and we are working with other regional organisations to foster an innovation environment. You can find out more about what the University has to offer external partners, from recruitment of high quality graduates to collaborations and state of the art facilities, at our Innovation and Partnership website.

Commercialisation of technology and expertise from the University through licensing, consultancy, access to facilities, and the formation of spinout companies is managed by Oxford University Innovation.

The University nurtures links with many of the county’s 1,500 high-tech companies. With more technology licenses completed than any other UK university, 150 spinouts created, £1.5bn in external funding raised for spinouts since 2011, and another £1.5bn over eleven exits during the same time frame, Oxford is clearly open for business.

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Securing the internet of the future

As the internet continues to grow rapidly, guaranteeing our security online becomes more and more critical.

Creating the tools for tomorrow's researchers

Sir Martin Wood founded Oxford Instruments in 1959 as a spin-out company to manufacture superconducting magnets for research. See what they're working on today.

Storify: #StartedinOxford - spinouts, startups, entrepreneurs

Oxford is one of the most innovative UK regions, with new enterprises joining the growing band of spinouts, startups & entrepreneurs. University researchers have started 50+ spinouts since 2005, more than any other UK University and 11 so far in 2015. Tweet with examples of Oxford innovation!

Enigmma variations

The overall objective of the programme, which is implemented jointly by a number of organisations, is to enhance the capacities of Georgian authorities.

Max Roser’s ever-changing world

In June 2014, Dr Max Roser made this ground-breaking publication available online, having worked on it since 2011.

Supporting the nation’s auditors

This long-standing relationship has not only benefited the NAO, but has indirectly contributed to saving taxpayers’ money.

Building bildr

bildr, a mobile phone app, is a product created by the Frameworks project that helps Oxford graduate students and staff track how their career is developing.

GSK leads Open Access Research Partnership

The Structural Genomics Consortium (SCG) at the University of Oxford undertakes research to find the building blocks for the discovery of new drugs. A collaboration between universities, government bodies and industrial partners led by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the SGC has had remarkable success in mapping human proteins. An Open Access policy means that the results of the SGC’s research are freely available to all.

Man AHL and the University of Oxford launch centre for machine learning

The Oxford-Man Institute, founded in 2007 as an innovative collaboration between the University of Oxford and Man Group, to become part of the Department of Engineering Science focused on machine learning

Thames Valley Country House Partnership

Thanks to a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the National Trust and the University of Oxford, visitors to Trust properties in London and the South East will have richer, more engaging experiences.

Oxford spinout uses machine learning to solve the toughest problems

Deriving insights from huge chunks of data has come on at quite apace in recent years, with projects able to detect everything from oil prices to terrorist threats by wading through big data.

Researchers team up on robotic eye surgery

Oxford researchers team up with Dutch company Preceyes to work on robotic eye surgeons

Impact: Using mathematics research in glass-making

Equations devised at the University of Oxford underpin modelling software used by market-leading glass companies, helping them to produce flawless products from a substance which is difficult to control.

New collaboration to discover protein biomarkers

Oxford and SomaLogic team up to work on new approaches to discovering and classifying protein biomarkers

Oxford research brings to light business energy use

WICKED aims to help UK retailers cut their energy consumption and save money as many retailers are not actively 'managing' how much energy they use.

Rolls Royce and Oxford create greener jet engines

Lighter, faster, more environmentally friendly jet engines are being created as the result of a collaboration between researchers and engineers

Saving lives, bit by bit

Developing new methods for distributed intelligent systems to share and analyse digital information was a huge academic challenge – and its solution might save lives.

Bright future for next-generation local electricity networks

Britain is heading to a low carbon future: by 2050, the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions are to be reduced by at least 80% compared to 1990 levels.