University of Oxford
- Published: Friday, 11 October 2013 16:03
Working with you
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.
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!
Oxford and SomaLogic team up to work on new approaches to discovering and classifying protein biomarkers
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.
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.
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.
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.
Designing high performance jet engines in partnership within state-of-the-art facilities
Lighter, faster, more environmentally friendly jet engines are being created as the result of a collaboration between researchers and engineers
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.
Developing new methods for distributed intelligent systems to share and analyse digital information was a huge academic challenge – and its solution might save lives.