Oxford University Innovation – Licensing & Ventures Internship – Ongoing


Name Oxford University Innovation
Department Licensing & Ventures team
Placement base location OUI has adopted hybrid working and you will be expected to work at least 50% of your time in the Oxford office.
Website https://innovation.ox.ac.uk/
Contact for enquiries Leigh Rees (Senior Marketing Specialist)
Contact details Email: Leigh.Rees@innovation.ox.ac.uk
Placement job title PhD student placement – “Gene editing – scientific analysis”
Potential start date Flexible
Potential working pattern Full time
Details of application method Please send your CV and an accompanying letter to Leigh.Rees@innovation.ox.ac.uk
Overview of PIPS organisation

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.

We manage a large, diverse portfolio of intellectual property and our team work to bring these ideas to industry through licensing deals with commercial partners (~120 deals per year) or the creation of new spinout companies (235 since 1988) which have raised investment >£5bn since 2011.

Placement offered
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.

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 on a 3-month full-time basis.

Financial contribution/benefit(s)