University of Oxford

Oxford is one of Europe’s most innovative and entrepreneurial universities: income from external research contracts in 2015/16 exceeded £676.5 m p.a., and more than 140 spinout companies have been created to date. Many of our academics actively engage with external partners to identify interesting problems, stimulate high quality research and deliver social and economic impact locally, nationally and globally, through discovery, commercialisation, policy, process and technological innovation and creating new companies and new social enterprise ventures.

Commercialisation of research and expertise is managed by Oxford University Innovation, With 25 new ventures formed last year, £6.6m licence income and £5.1m consultancy income, Oxford’s entrepreneurial academics attracted £377m in external fundraising for new and existing spinouts.