Oxford Science Enterprises Q&A

Only non-centre members who would like to attend in person need to register. This session is open to all members of NDM. For those who are not based at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics but would like to attend in person please email isabel.schmidt@well.ox.ac.uk at least two days in advance, stating your name and affiliation. You will need to bring your University card to show at reception and sign in and out of the building. If you would like to join the talks online there is no need to register.

“Introductory meeting with Oxford Science Enterprises to explore areas of mutual collaboration”

Speaker: Claire Brown, Principal, Life Sciences at Oxford Sciences Innovation

We would like to introduce OSE, the preferred investor of the University, generally to the WHG and discuss multiple ways we could engage for mutual benefit and discuss some examples where we have already helped PIs commercialise their work in Oxford building companies within the University.

We would also like to spend some time specifically discussing a newer translational funding mechanism which we think will be of interest. This mechanism is intended to help PIs translate ideas and deploy funding ahead of company formation. We call this the “Uncover”- with the ultimate aim to commercialise these projects, if successful, into a new company with the founders. The Uncover is of course only one mechanism of funding we can provide, so will also touch on several examples of how we have built companies to date.