University of Oxford
Exploitation of intellectual property for wealth creation
Isis Innovation Limited has been set up by the university to exploit intellectual property, creating income and ensuring that research achievements are developed for the benefit of the community. Whilst the company has achieved rapid growth in gross licensing income, the university has also established a unique association, the Oxford Innovation Society. This cost-effective and imaginative initiative is a two-way connection enabling industry and commerce to inform the university of its needs and the university to make its capabilities widely known.