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 .

We have links with many of the county’s 1,500 high-tech companies and in 2010-2012 the University of Oxford was the most active UK University in creating spinout companies. Isis Innovation manages the formation of start up and spin out  companies, technology transfer and academic consulting for the University of Oxford. It also provides consulting advice on technology transfer to clients around the world.

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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!

New collaboration to discover protein biomarkers

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.