Carnot joins Oxford University Innovation incubator

20th January 2020

By Carnot

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Carnot are pleased to announce our successful placement onto the Oxford University Innovation Incubator. The incubator is a subsidiary of the coveted Oxford University and manages the technology transfer and consulting services. 

The program provides support from launching an idea to scale up and implementation whilst enabling early stage startups to seek the consultancy and expertise in niche fields or vital business functions. However the programs ability to connect entrepreneurs and introduce individuals into an innovative ecosystem filled with like minded people is one of the main strengths. Carnot are delighted to be a part of such a program and intend to make the most of this opportunity. 

listed below are some of the significant successes in recent years. They include examples of technology licensing and spin-out company formation as well as knowledge exchange through academic consultancy and innovation management services. The stories help illustrate the substantial impact the University and Oxford University Innovation have in transferring both technology and expertise to external organisations for social and economic benefit.

world leading identity verification

Its AI-based technology assesses whether a user’s government-issued ID is genuine or fraudulent, and then compares it against their facial biometrics. That’s how they give companies like Revolut, Zipcar and Bitstamp the assurance they need to onboard customers remotely and securely…Read More

online research platform

The colwiz platform manages the entire research life cycle.  Users can find and read publications, collaborate with colleagues, and write research papers for submission to academic journals.

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Online learning resource

Jim Moodie, an alumnus of Oxford University, founded Edspire to empower learners:  “the Internet has given billions of people to access to educational resources.  But people are unable to take full advantage of that opportunity because they can’t find the most appropriate material – the volume of information online is overwhelming.”…Read More

Consulting services

Consulting is one of the most important means by which staff at the University of Oxford can make available their academic knowledge and expertise to external organisations, including government, public sector bodies, community groups and businesses.

Consulting Services is the academic consultancy arm of the University and part of Oxford University Innovation. Drawing upon the depth and breadth of Oxford’s world-class multidisciplinary research base to provide answers to many of the challenges faced by organisations today.


Funding support

As part of any new start-up, many entrepreneurs will be keen to seek funding to help them get their ideas off the ground. The Startup Incubator strives to support entrepreneurs with their new or existing ventures via the following routes:

  • Oxford University Innovation’s Startup Incubator team is working collaboratively with an ‘Investor panel’ made up of 6 companies, which aims to supply funding and services to Incubator supported start-ups.
  • Access to Oxford Angels Network events with the opportunity to present on stage pending approval of an Oxford University Innovation Seed Investment Manager  (no fee required)
  • Access to a wider Oxford University Innovation investment network on a per-case basis

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