20 October 2022
The 2022 Oxford Electric Vehicle Summit will focus on growth and investment, as it returns to Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. The event is in partnership with Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University and aims to deliver on decarbonised transport in the UK, and beyond.
Oxford to collaborate with Digital University Kerala on nanotechnology, AI, sustainability, digital health, and innovation
13 October 2022
The University of Oxford has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a new collaboration with the Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Innovation and Technology in India (known as Digital University Kerala or DUK).
OSCAR research team wins regional finals of 'Maker in China' SME Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest
6 October 2022
A team of researchers from the Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) in China, the University of Oxford’s only engineering and physical sciences research institute outside of the UK, has won first place in the regional finals of the ‘Maker in China’ Jiangsu SME Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest 2022.
17 August 2022
The StEP programme gives students the opportunity to have a go at becoming an entrepreneurs, challenging students to identify an idea for a new business based on a University research project, develop a business plan, and prepare a pitch to real investors - all in just four weeks.
19 July 2022
New funding will drive the creation and growth of transformational businesses built on ground-breaking Oxford research.
11 July 2022
AI and data science Award Biomedical engineering COVID-19 Computer science Engineering Innovation and Enterprise Physical sciences underpinning health Physics Public Engagement Quantum Research Space Spin out
Eleven MPLS researchers have been recognised in this year’s MPLS Impact Awards, which showcase research impact across the division and help us to identify examples of impact excellence that will help us to prepare the ground for future Research Excellence Framework (REF) submissions and similar exercises.
7 July 2022
The new investment in Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC), a spin-out company from the Department of Physics, will accelerate the company’s research and development and fuel its expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. The Series A investment funding is the largest ever secured in the UK by a quantum computing start-up.
30 June 2022
Oxford Chemistry students with innovative, game-changing ideas have been highlighted at the inaugural Jamie Ferguson Chemistry Innovation Awards ('The Jamies'), a new annual awards scheme co-developed by the Department of Chemistry and Oxford University Innovation (OUI) in honour of the late Dr Jamie Ferguson.
16 June 2022
The innovative technique, developed in the Department of Materials, uses multiple polarisation channels to carry out parallel processing – enhancing computing density by several orders over conventional electronic chips.
15 June 2022
The University has been awarded more than £7 million from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)’s Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), which supports the ‘best, brightest and most disruptive ideas’ from UK research institutions, including funding for engineering and physical science innovation.
MPLS student Hannah Rana, who recently completed a DPhil in Engineering, selected for Schmidt Science Fellowship
10 June 2022
Hannah is one of 29 Schmidt Science Fellows selected this year to receive support for up to two years from Schmidt Futures, working in partnership with the Rhodes Trust, to help advance interdisciplinary research and innovation around major challenges facing humanity.
27 May 2022
On Thursday 26 May, the University’s brand new £3.25m Zero-carbon Energy Research Oxford (ZERO) Institute and Energy Systems Accelerator pilot (Mini-TESA), led from MPLS Division, opened their doors to showcase the range and depth of ambition in Oxford to drive forward the energy systems transition for the UK and globally.
27 April 2022
This award has been created as a legacy to Dr Jamie Ferguson of Oxford University Innovation, who tragically died in August 2020 after succumbing to COVID-19.
Sapphire fibre developed by Oxford engineering researchers could enable cleaner energy and air travel
22 April 2022
As part of an EPSRC-funded cross-sector collaboration involving Rolls-Royce, researchers in the Department of Engineering Science have developed a sapphire fibre sensor that can tolerate extreme temperatures and has the potential to enable significant efficiency and emissions reduction improvements in aerospace and power generation.
12 April 2022
Funded by Innovate UK, the £6.8M project will apply machine learning techniques to find fast, automated, and scalable ways to calibrate quantum computers. The aim is to build a system capable of controlling hundreds of qubits simultaneously across different types of quantum hardware.
5 April 2022
Oxford University has been ranked first in the UK for turning academic research into spinout companies, according to a new report published today by data analyst firm Beauhurst.
5 April 2022
After the events of the last two years - and the COVID-19 vaccine (2.5 billion doses delivered and counting) - this most enthusiastic champion of Oxford maintains there can be no doubt, innovation is part and parcel of the historic university’s future.
23 March 2022
The University of Oxford today announces the launch of the multi-disciplinary ZERO Institute (Zero-carbon Energy Research Oxford) to tackle the challenges of an equitable, secure global zero-carbon energy transition.
28 February 2022
When world leaders come together to discuss a common goal as they did during the climate summit COP26, this collaboration can deliver some notable achievements. An article by Dr Andy Gilchrist of MPLS's Innovation and Business Partnerships Team