Isis Innovation: Chinese Award to Oxford’s International Technology Transfer Office
Changzhou, in Jiangsu province, is one of the birthplaces of modern industrial China and a focal point for the latest developments. The region’s strengths include new energy, new materials, advanced equipment manufacturing, biotech and new medicines, energy saving and environmental protection, software and services, and the internet of things.
Receiving the “2012 Changzhou Industry-University-Institute Cooperation Contribution Award” on behalf of Isis Innovation, Dr David Baghurst said:
“We have been collaborating with Changzhou government and companies for several years and this award is recognition of the work to date. Chinese companies and investors have an appetite for new high technology products and designs. Europe, and in particular the UK, has a very strong research base.
By working together with research teams across the world Isis seeks to facilitate the transfer of ideas from the research laboratory into manufacturing. We hope that what we have achieved in Changzhou to date is just the beginning.”
Isis Innovation is the Technology Transfer Office of the University of Oxford. Dr Baghurst is leading initiatives to help technology generators connect with technology seekers equipped to develop and commercialise new innovations worldwide.
In March the Mayor of Changzhou City, Xiaodong Yao, and a delegation of government, investors and industry leaders visited Oxford to sign business deals for investment in spin-out companies from Oxford and the provision of consultancy work from Isis in Changzhou.
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About Isis Innovation
Isis Innovation is the University of Oxford's technology transfer company and manages the University's intellectual property portfolio, working with University researchers on identifying, protecting and marketing technologies through licensing, spin-out company formation and material sales. Isis filed 100 patent applications last year, and manages over 470 patent application families and 700 licence agreements. 76 new spin-out companies from Oxford have been established since 1997. Isis also manages Oxford University Consulting, which arranges consulting services providing clients access to the world-class expertise of the University's academics to enhance innovative capability. Last year OUC arranged over 150 consulting deals. A separate business division, Isis Enterprise, offers consulting expertise and advice in technology transfer and open innovation to university, government and industrial clients around the world. Isis was founded in 1987 and is today one of the world's leading technology transfer and innovation management companies. www.isis-innovation.com
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