• Innovation and Knowledge Exchange

    Powering innovation and enterprise with research

    When you need expertise and practical support for your projects, it’s time to talk business with Oxford Brookes.

    Businesses and research organisations can look to Oxford Brookes University as an enthusiastic and knowledgeable partner in advancing their work and innovating for commercial success. Those looking for support to address problems and develop new solutions will find a deep and broad range of intellectual expertise, equipment, and resources to drive their projects forward.

    In the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, we have Centres specialising in Bioinnovation, Healthcare, Nutrition, Rehabilitation, and Ecology, Environment and Conservation. Each of our Centres is a focus of the University’s commitment to embracing a knowledge exchange culture. Each uses its research capabilities to improve the health, social, and economic fabric of society, through advances in science and progress in understanding.

    We share our knowledge in a variety of ways, and can tailor arrangements to suit the needs of a wide range of organisations looking for expertise and support for innovation in the life sciences.

    Speak to us about how collaboration with us can make an impact within your business.

    Supported by the University’s Research and Business Development Office, we can:

    • help nurture your fledgling project, with advice and support on matters as diverse as business processes, intellectual property and recruitment
    • offer access to our wide network of experts so you can seek out the support and collaboration you need
    • provide facilities and workspace for new project teams
    • introduce university expertise into your research programmes through collaborative agreements,
    • partner with you on applications to tried and tested government-funded schemes such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships or other research-funding institutions and charities

    We offer:

    • a thriving and stimulating environment, with well-equipped laboratories and specialist resources
    • advice in identifying commercial potential in your research
    • support in developing a viable and sustainable business

    Discover our research centres