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Research & Business Development Office, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BP

  • Tel 01865 484204

Oxford Brookes University

Consistently ranked among the best modern universitiesas ‘best modern university’ in the UK, Oxford Brookes has in fact celebrated 150 years since its original foundations, building up an unrivalled reputation for teaching which is showcasreflected in the award-winning John Henry Brookes Building in Headington. The University is rich in industry-relevant expertise and research knowledge, and is one of the top 10 UK universities for intellectual property earnings.

Experienced in working with companies large and small, we offer expert, innovative programmes to enhance the profitability and effectiveness of business. We maintain long-term relationships with leading companies such as Sony and InterContinental Hotels Group, as well as many of the world’s F1 teams, and well-known names within publishing. This enables Oxford Brookes students to gain valuable experience and business understanding from work placements and joint projects.

Courses are designed to meet the needs of business – many having industry panels to advise them. Oxford Brookes’ internationally recognised research across a range of areas informs much of the course content, whether it’s in engineering, computing, architecture, construction and planning, bioscience, management, or the arts and humanities.

Oxford Brookes also helps companies to grow through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), awhich uses government fundeding scheme to take ideas and expertise from the university and apply them in business.

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Kevin Maynard

Business Manager

I am part of the knowledge exchange team at Oxford Brookes University where I provide a link for businesses and individuals who are interested in the research, consultancy, facilities and professional development and training in the fields of Health and Life Sciences, humanities and social sciences.   I'm interested in meeting with anyone who is currently carrying out or who is looking to find out more about the university’s consultancy offer in biomedical sciences, environmental sciences,, nursing and allied health sciences e.g. physiotherapy and occupational therapy, psychology. Past consultancy projects have included healthcare CPD, Digital Health Technologies and data analysis, and environmental habitat survey technology and energy management.

David Hartley

Commercial & Knowledge Exchange Director

David has been Commercial & Knowledge Exchange Director at Oxford Brookes University since May 2010. He leads the Enterprise & Business Development Team within the Research & Business Development Office where he looks after a diverse range of programmes and functions, including the HEIF investment programme for knowledge exchange, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), entrepreneurship and social enterprise, IP management and commercialisation, and supporting Faculties in their income diversification initiatives. He also represents the university externally for joint working with Oxfordshire businesses, research institutions and other stakeholders to enhance economic growth and innovation in the region.

Prior to joining Brookes, David had a varied career at senior level in business development and marketing, in sectors including research services and business support services.

Anna Verghese

Anna Verghese

Associate KTP Manager

Anna is the Associate KTP Manager at Oxford Brookes University. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a national initiative designed to help businesses grow by accessing knowledge and expertise in UK universities, and Anna is interested in meeting with anyone who is keen to find out more about the programme, and how working with Oxford Brookes could support their business. The University’s past KTP projects have included reducing production time and costs for a novel electric motor; redesigning the structure and functions of a professional services firm; and developing 'augmented reality' technology for Sony computer games. 

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