Students, Researchers and Staff

The transformational power of physics can be harnessed to tackle the biggest challeneges that our society faces. We collaborate with a wide range of organisations so that physics technology and expertise can benefit the world.

Support for innovation and enterprise activity is available to all undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as post-docs, researchers, academics and support staff.

For information, news, events and opportunities, please sign up to our mail list by sending an email to: physics-enterprise-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk.
If you have any questions please contact the Innovation and Enterprise Manager, Dr Phillip Tait

Undergraduate Students

For information on IP
Oxford University Innovation

For information on entrepreneurship training
The Foundry

To find out what entrepreneurial activity is happening in and and around Oxford
Enterprising Oxford

Postgraduate Students

For information on IP
Oxford University Innovation

For Consultancy
Oxford University Consutling

For information on training
The Foundry
MPLS Enterprise

To find out what entrepreneurial activity is happening in and and around Oxford
Enterprising Oxford

Researchers and Staff

For information on IP
Oxford University Innovation

For Consultancy
Oxford University Consutling

For information on training
MPLS Enterprise

To find out what entrepreneurial activity is happening in and and around Oxford
Enterprising Oxford

Innovation and Enterprise Committee

The Innovation and Enterprise Committee is a Standing Committee of the Physics Management Committee. A chair is appointed by the Head of Department.

Terms of Office
Members are appointed by the Head of Department for a period of three years, renewable once.

Membership
Three nominated members of academic staff
One representative from Oxford University Innovation
One representative from MPLS Industrial Research Partnerships

Ex officio members
Head of Department
Associate Head of Department for Industry, Enterprise, Business
Innovation and Enterprise Manager

Members
Prof Armin Reichold (Chair)
Prof Mike Jones
Dr Sonia A Contera
Dr Neil Bowles
Mr Adrian Coles
Dr James Semple
Prof Ian Shipsey
Prof Andrew Turberfield
Dr Phillip Tait

Remit
i. To foster a department culture that respects and encourages innovation and enterprise across all departmental activities and including all staff, academics, researchers and students.
ii.
To develop initiatives that celebrate innovation and enterprise and the impacts they enable.
iii. To ensure department duties and recognition policies recognise engagement with, and success in, innovation and enterprise.
iv. To maintain an understanding of the research, technology, skills and services of the department with a view to facilitating their application beyond academia.
v. To identify commercial and societal challenges that can be tackled by capability within the department.
vi. To foster an effective interface between the department and the users of physics (e.g. businesses).
vii. To identify the administrative barriers, either within the department or the university, faced by those engaging in enterprise activities and/or with external organisations.
viii. To propose departmental and university administrative mechanisms that support efficient impact-driven activity and external collaboration, whilst also adhering to the university statutes (e.g. protecting IP) and government regulations (e.g. export controls).
ix. To improve awareness and understanding of departmental and university mechanisms required to collaborate with external organisations and commercialise research.
x. To promote the provision of teaching, experience and support in innovation and enterprise for Physics students (e.g. by proposing new short course option and developing high quality projects engaging a wide variety of external organisations).
xi. To share best practice, raise awareness and ensure an inclusive approach when fulfilling its mission (e.g. by sending a precis of the committee meeting minutes to an agreed list of affiliated members in the department and counterpart groups in the university).
xii. To review the department’s progress against an agreed set of innovation and enterprise metrics.
The Committee will meet quarterly and additionally as deemed necessary by the chair. The minutes of the meetings will be reported to the PMC.

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