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Oxford has unique breadth and depth in its research capabilities and it is keen to work collaboratively with businesses and other organisations to deploy this to the benefit of all involved and to wider society. Across the University, numerous interactions and collaborations exist between companies and researchers.

  • Introduction

    Oxford has unique breadth and depth in its research capabilities and it is keen to work collaboratively with businesses and other organisations to deploy this to the benefit of all involved and to wider society.

  • Consultancy

    Many companies welcome expert knowledge and insight from academics through one-off or ongoing consultancy arrangements.

  • Collaborative research projects

    The University collaborates with many companies worldwide, from multi-nationals to local start-ups. Collaborative industry projects at Oxford University are just that – collaborative, as we find this helps to ‘ground’ the research and maximise the value to both parties.

  • Funded research posts

    Where a particular research area is key to a company's strategy, they may choose to fund named research posts.

  • Secondments

    Increasingly, companies are deriving value from seconding staff into relevant research groups. This provides a valuable opportunity for professional development and can help both organisations identify further synergies for collaboration.

  • Strategic alliances with companies

    The University welcomes the opportunity to build strategic alliances or institutes with companies.

  • Open-access collaborations

    A number of research groups and departments offer a range of open access opportunities whereby companies can access the latest thinking and facilities to address particular issues.