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Oxford University Innovation at Begbroke

The Oxford University Innovation (OUI) office at Begbroke Science Park is manned every Friday morning in the Thames Room in the CIE.

OUI are here to help promote and exploit Oxford University research to maximise it's impact for the benefit of academic and commercial partners. They manage the University’s IP portfolio, working with researchers to identify, protect and market technologies through licensing, spin-out company formation, consulting and material sales. OUI fund patent applications and legal costs, negotiates exploitation and spin-out company agreements and identifies and manages consultancy opportunities. Working on projects from all areas of the University’s research activities, OUI provide access to Oxford’s expertise and provides researchers with advice on commercialisation.

Talk to OUI staff about questions or issues relating to any of the above activities.

What’s new at OUI?

Smart IP Scheme for SMEs

The OUI SME Smart IP Scheme offers SMEs flexibility and improved risk management when accessing selected IP originating from Oxford University. We offer a phased programme through a two-stage licence that recognises separate development and exploitation activities.

In the first stage, SMEs can enter into a development licence with OUI to apply their R&D resources and development expertise to turn a technology into a new product design and specification. 

An OUI fund is available to help with upfront IP costs related to development licences. Exploitation may then happen within the SME or in another, possibly larger, venture with greater capabilities in production or marketing and sales. 

In either case, the SME that has invested in the development of the product will earn a share of future revenues. OUI will also work with SMEs to access and support initiatives available to SMEs.

More information from Oxford University Innovation 

Oxford University Innovation home webpage