Case Studies

The Cyprus Institute: Knowledge Exploitation Strategy and Plan

  The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is an internationally recognized research institution comprised of three specialized multidisciplinary research centres. It aims to foster the development of a knowledge-based economy in Cyprus through scientific research and education, advancing the welfare of the island and the region. From October 2015 to June 2016, Oxentia (IE) provided advice and…

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Strengthening Poland’s entrepreneurship with an intensive taught internship programme in Oxford and Cambridge

Summary Each year, the Top 500 Innovators Program sees selected researchers and technology transfer professionals from Poland strengthen their commercialisation capabilities at the world’s foremost universities. The 2015 programme saw a group of 75 delegates being trained at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Oxentia collaborated with Cambridge Enterprise to provide an intensive and demanding…

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Advancing innovation in Leiden with plans for a new regional centre for innovation and entrepreneurship

Summary In a high-profile project to establish a new centre to strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship in the Dutch city of Leiden, Oxentia was entrusted with creating a benchmark and a detailed business plan for approval by the project’s three partners. Oxentia applied its expertise in developing entrepreneurship centres and incubators to give the best possible…

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Development of incubation and entrepreneurship capacity

Type of Services Ecosystem analysis Report and recommendations Bespoke training in technology transfer and entrepreneurship for staff. Oxentia worked with Andalucía TECH to assist in the development of their incubation and entrepreneurship capacity at the University of Málaga (UMA). The project included three phases: (1) Ecosystem Analysis (2) Report and Recommendations (3) Bespoke Training. The…

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Advising Ulster University on supporting the creation of research impact in the context of Research Excellence Framework

Summary The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is a mechanism by which the quality of research is periodically assessed at UK universities, to determine the level of funding received from government. In 2014, ‘impact’ was included for the first time as part of the assessment criteria, leading many universities to implement changes to their internal structures…

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Realising the value of world-class research at Cranfield University

Summary Oxentia (IE) has been working collaboratively with Cranfield University since 2012, providing comprehensive technology transfer support to maximise commercial opportunities from Cranfield’s world-class research. The project’s success in building the Cranfield invention pipeline across its core themes – aerospace, agri-food, defence, energy, environment, manufacturing and transport – has resulted in a new agreement with…

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Maximising returns by streamlining the IP portfolio

Summary Oxentia has built a strong partnership with Aston University over the past four years, providing technology transfer support and streamlining its intellectual property (IP) portfolio so that resources can be focused on the most promising technologies in both the life and physical sciences. Oxentia reviewed the university’s portfolio, evaluating each technology against defined criteria…

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Supporting the creation of a regional innovation fund for Galicia

Summary Since 2010, Oxentia has worked extensively with Fundación Barrié to support a thriving innovation ecosystem in the Galicia region of Spain. A technology transfer training programme and the creation of a seed fund have been central to this success, creating commercial opportunities from the research community’s work in the region. Capitalising on Oxentia’s expertise…

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Transforming Malta’s capacity for knowledge transfer

Summary Oxentia is continuing its transformative work with the University of Malta (UoM) to build the university’s knowledge transfer capacity. Having completed a joint EU-funded project to establish technology transfer infrastructure at UoM and raise awareness of technology transfer across Malta, Oxentia has now been retained by UoM to provide ongoing support. This is an…

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Supporting a regional innovation ecosystem in Colombia

Summary: During this two-year project in Colombia, Oxentia joined forces with local consultancy Tecnnova to advise Ruta N on the design and implementation of an innovation seed fund for the Medellín region. This project demonstrates Oxentia’s success in collaborating with local organisations, to ensure that the client benefits from Oxentia’s exceptional global reach and expertise,…

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