Oxford University Innovation

Oxford University Innovation (OUI) is the technology transfer company of Oxford University. Each year, OUI receive hundreds of invention disclosures from the University, many resulting in new patents.

Opportunities we offer you in our internship:
OUI has created an exciting opportunity for an internship working in our Licensing & Ventures (L&V) group. During your time with OUI, you will work on real world technology transfer and commercialisation projects. Working with the rest of the L&V team and university researchers you will:

  • Understand new technologies
  • Research potential markets and industries
  • Evaluate commercial opportunities and the
    market landscape.

As an OUI intern you will also:

  • Develop and implement sales & marketing strategies
  • Create marketing materials to promote, pitch and license the technology
  • Identify and contact senior executives
  • Pitch to prospective customers
  • Be involved in any resulting licensing negotiations.

At OUI, you will gain a wealth of experience in the commercialisation of projects, receive training and mentoring to develop your technology transfer skills and build awareness and understanding of the key approaches and requirements of this exciting industry.

Skills and experience you need to bring:

You should be enrolled on a degree or postgraduate programme; in any discipline, have an enquiring mind and a keen interest in how university research can create positive societal or environmental impact.

You will demonstrate a passion for entrepreneurship and enterprise, and ideally possess some experience in related activities.

You will also need to demonstrate excellent social relationship management skills and strong verbal and written communication skills

You must be able to demonstrate that your internship will be fully funded by an approved
third-party scheme and be available to work 3-month full-time

How to apply
Please send your CV and an accompanying letter to Leigh.Rees@innovation.ox.ac.uk.

  • This is an open call with no specific deadline
  • OUI has adopted hybrid working and you will be expected to work at least 50% of your time in the Oxford office.