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Biochemistry Building
The Biochemistry building, part of the University Science Area
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Entrepreneurship and innovation

The University, home to Europe’s largest student entrepreneurship society, is always looking to the future. 

In 2017, The Foundry will open in Oxford – an entrepreneurial hub for staff and students, to inspire our students to become more entrepreneurial. It will provide them with the skills and space to meet, collaborate, build start-ups and connect with prospective funders. 

Oxford’s research commercialisation office, Oxford University Innovation has created more spin-out companies than any other UK institution, creating over 160 since launching in 1987, and was named best in the world in 2017 in the annual Global University Venturing awards.

Oxford Sciences Innovation, a company in its own right, is the largest university venture fund manager focused on a single institution in the world with £580m under management.

Enterprising Oxford is a multi-disciplinary online guide to entrepreneurship, providing support and highlighting opportunities for students, staff and academics.

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