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Alexandra has over 15 years of experience in various organisations, holding a variety of positions in the areas of product development, business development and commercialisation of innovative technologies. She has an in depth understanding of strategic foresight and planning, including business planning led by strategic objectives and measurable targets to deliver the plan, business development…Read more
Britta has a background in early-stage investment, business analysis, and strategy. In 2013, she joined Oxentia’s consulting team, where she supports university, government, and private sector clients to build capacity and enable innovation for the benefit of economies and societies. As a Senior Consultant, Britta’s role includes: 1) Training and mentoring innovators and TTOs on…Read more
@NewtonFund @RAEngNews LIF innovation training for Vietnamese researchers in Hanoi, delivered by Oxentia @UKinVietnam pic.twitter.com/D0MticYSgK — Huong Phan (@Phan_Lien_Huong) September 25, 2017Read more
Michael has a consultancy background with a focus on new technologies in the chemicals and materials sectors. At Oxentia, Michael is involved in all aspects of KEC where he has extensive expertise on developing route-to-market strategies and supporting translational activities. He is also an experienced trainer providing training on KEC related activities for business developers…Read more
Sapan joined Oxentia in May 2017. Previously Sapan worked as an Innovation Analyst at STFC Innovations (part of the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council) where he was involved in the management of a proof of concept fund and commercialisation of technologies developed by STFC researchers. Sapan has experience of carrying out IP and market…Read more
Dr Alexandra Bush attended the Synergy 2017: ‘Creating Knowledge’ event in Manila, The Philippines (September 19-21). Alexandra delivered a masterclass on the morning of 21 September with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) on Managing IP – Strategy with the aim to enable participants to understand strategies for marketing innovations and IP. The learning outcomes…Read more
Oxentia, the global innovation consultancy arm of Oxford University, has completed its transformation into a separate legal entity, marking the first Oxford University spinout of the financial year, and the first spinout company formed directly from the University’s research commercialisation office, Oxford University Innovation (OUI). Formed in 2004 as Isis Enterprise, the global technology transfer…Read more
Gaelle has a background in neuroscience and science communication. Prior to joining Oxentia, Gaelle was a postdoctoral researcher studying how the brain changes in people who have lost their sight. Alongside academic research, Gaelle has worked as a science writer and communicator (MRC’s Biomedical Picture of the Day, Bang! Science Magazine, Know It Wall). Since…Read more
James is a technology transfer specialist with a first degree in chemistry and a PhD in Analytical Biochemistry gained at Imperial College. James’ first role in technology transfer was at Imperial Innovations. This was followed by a move to Aberystwyth University, where he established a technology transfer programme and built a team. James has worked…Read more
Welcome to the March 2017 edition of our eNews.
After several months of planning, we are delighted to announce the rebranding of Isis Enterprise as Oxentia. The name Isis has a long history within Oxford – the name of the River Thames as it runs through the Cotswolds – but the time has come to refresh our brand and we will therefore be using ‘Oxentia’ as the name under which we undertake our innovation consultancy and training activities.
On March 8th, Oxentia held the inaugural University Enterprise Forum, where Pro Vice-Chancellors from universities across the United Kingdom were invited to discuss how higher education institutes can position themselves at the centre of their local innovation systems. With the success of this event, we look forward to hosting future knowledge sharing forums.
Our consultants have been busy delivering another cohort of Leaders in Innovation Fellowships (LIF) for the Royal Academy of Engineering. Oxentia have now delivered training programmes for the LIF programme for the third year running, and have seen the programme grow to include 14 Newton Fund partner countries.
As ever, please get in touch to exchange ideas, ask questions, or meet us at upcoming events.Read more
Welcome to the December 2016 edition of Oxentia Enews.
In today’s global economy, it is not just technologies that are being commercialised internationally; Higher Education Institutes are also looking to expand their operations through transnational education ventures. Below we describe the pitfalls that such ventures must avoid.
We also report on a recent event held at Oxford University Innovation, exploring best practice in supporting commercialisation and knowledge exchange in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
IE consultants have been engaged in delivering a variety of training courses over the last few months. We are very pleased to announce our ATTP-accredited Fundamentals of TT open enrollment course on the 1-2 February 2017; please see our website for more details and to register.
As ever, please get in touch to exchange ideas, or to register at one of our Oxford events.Read more
Welcome to the September 2016 edition of Oxentia Enews.
Over the summer, Oxentia has delivered training in Buenos Aires and in Oxford, and I am delighted to announce that our training course ‘Technology Transfer: Theory to Practice’ has been accredited by the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals.Read more
Welcome to the June 2016 issue of our quarterly update on activities in the technology transfer and innovation management sectors.
Below we report on a new phase of collaboration with Tomsk State University in Siberia, and Dr Bruno Reynolds talks about the recent paper he gave with J A Kemp at this year’s University-Industry Interaction Conference in Amsterdam, on ‘Optimising the Patent Portfolio Budget’.Read more
Shelagh has many years of experience in office management, client services, executive assistance and support, as well as sales and marketing roles. She joined Oxentia in 2011 before departing temporarily in 2014 to support the growth of a family business. She then returned permanently to the Oxentia fold in 2016. Prior experience includes time spent…Read more
A rigorous methodology is essential to manage university patent portfolios, say Bruno Reynolds and Ben Oakley from Oxentia in Oxford Unlike corporations or venture investors, technology transfer offices are influenced by non-commercial drivers as well as market drivers, such as maximising revenue. Non-commercial considerations that influence TTOs include attracting and retaining faculty, demonstrating technological capabilities…Read more
It has become clear that investments in university research and even a successful commercialization office do not automatically generate innovation and economic activity. Instead, many academic groups are taking the necessary further steps to achieving successful outcomes by setting up proof of concept funds, geared to provide the seed funding that can catapult promising early-stage…Read more
Welcome to the April issue of Oxentia E-news!
Oxentia has had a successful start to 2016. We have been delighted to work with new clients, such as the CESA (Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración), the leading business school in Colombia, and technology transfer staff from three universities in Northern Italy. We have also continued to work with established partners such as IDF-Innov, the Paris region research commercialisation hub, and the Royal Academy of Engineering in London.
Below we report on an exciting new Oxford initiative: the University of Oxford, supported by Isis Innovation has set up ‘Oxreach’, a crowdfunding platform to fund innovative projects. We hope this will be a way of bringing more ingenious entrepreneurial ideas to fruition. The first campaign is for ‘LIFE’, a project to educate health workers in Africa via a smartphone game. The deadline for raising initial funds is 9 April. Please spread the word!Read more