Mr Tom Hockaday

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Organisation: Isis Innovation Ltd, University of Oxford
Tags: Advisor, University of Oxford


Tom Hockaday is the Managing Director of Isis Innovation Ltd , the technology transfer company of the University of Oxford. Tom joined Isis in March 2000, following seven years in technology transfer at Bristol University, where he was Managing Director of Bristol Innovations Ltd, and four years at University College London.

Tom was Chairman of UNICO in 2003, the UK's university technology transfer association (Now PraxisUnico). Tom became Managing Director of Isis in 2006, and led the international expansion of Isis including establishing the Isis office in Hong Kong in 2009. Isis provides Oxford University researchers with commercial advice on patenting, licensing, and spin-out company formation. Isis manages Oxford University Consulting, providing access to the expertise of Oxford University's academic experts.

Isis has concluded over 400 licence agreements, 250 consulting agreements, and assisted in the formation of 62 spin-out companies since 1997. Isis manages the University proof of concept and seed fund; works with the local NHS Hospital Trust to support their technology transfer activities; and in 2004 set up a division (Isis Enterprise) to provide consulting expertise on technology transfer to universities, research institutes and governments outside Oxford.