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Intellectual Property

As with all research projects, careful consideration should be given to Intellectual Property at all stages – application, implementation and post project - where results and outcomes need protecting.

Much of Horizon 2020 is business oriented with emphasis on turning research outcomes and technological developments into value-creating products and services. In this context, proper IP management is crucial.

Wholly owned by the University of Oxford, Oxford University Innovation (OUI) Limited supports Oxford’s researchers, staff and students by offering commercial skills and a range of specialist resources in order to maximise research impact. OUI manages the University’s technology transfer and consulting activities.

The Licensing & Ventures team assists researchers to commercialise their IP with licensing and spinout formation, and liaises with technology seekers, investors, and other external parties.

Consulting Services support researchers undertaking consultancies.

Members and ex-members of the University who are looking to start or grow entrepreneur-driven ventures that are not University spinouts can apply for support through the Startup Incubator.

Oxford University Innovation has its own website.

Updated 15 December 2017