Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Oxford is to take part in three new government-funded projects designed to help universities collaborate with each other, and with external organisations, to boost research commercialisation.

None

Image courtesy of Shutterstock

Healthy ageing, the internet of things, and commercialisation in the social sciences are the three themes with involvement from Oxford academics. Oxford is leading the programme on healthy ageing, is a partner in the Sheffield University-led internet of things project, and will also participate in the social sciences initiative led by LSE.

The projects are funded via Research England (formerly the Higher Education Funding Council for England) through its Connecting Capability Fund (CCF). This £100m fund supports university collaboration in research commercialisation with the aims of sharing good practice across the higher education sector, forging external technological, industrial and regional partnerships, and helping deliver the government's industrial strategy priorities.

Oxford recently launched its 150th spinout company based on University research. In 2018 alone, six new companies have been formed and more than £150m has been raised in external investment.

Professor Chas Bountra of Oxford's Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine is leading the healthy ageing programme, titled UK SPINE KE and also involving Birmingham and Dundee universities. Announced last autumn in the first wave of CCF awards, the £4.82m project will establish a UK-wide network across universities, businesses and the NHS focused on improving health in old age.

Find out more (University of Oxford website)

Similar stories

New research reveals relationship between particular brain circuits and different aspects of mental wellbeing

Researchers at the University of Oxford have uncovered previously unknown details about how changes in the brain contribute to changes in wellbeing.

Night-time blood pressure assessment is found to be important in diagnosing hypertension

Around 15% of people aged 40-75 may have a form of undiagnosed high blood pressure (hypertension) that occurs only at night-time. Because they do not know about this, and therefore are not being treated for it, they are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease such as stroke, heart failure, and even death, suggests new research from the University of Oxford published in the British Journal of General Practice.

How artificial intelligence is shaping medical imaging

Dr Qiang Zhang of the Radcliffe Department of Medicine explains how artificial intelligence is being used to help researchers and physicians interpret medical imaging.

Researchers describe how cancer cells can defend themselves from the consequences of certain genetic defects

Researchers in Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics have identified a rescue mechanism that allows cancers to overcome the consequences of inactivating mutations in critically important genes.

Malaria booster vaccine continues to meet WHO-specified 75% efficacy goal

Researchers from the University of Oxford and their partners have today reported new findings from their Phase 2b trial following the administration of a booster dose of the candidate malaria vaccine, R21/Matrix-M™ – which previously demonstrated high-level efficacy of 77% over the following 12 months in young west African children in 2021.