Oxford University Innovation (OUI) has announced the appointment of Dr Mairi Gibbs as its permanent CEO. Dr Gibbs brings over 20 years of experience in university technology transfer, including leadership roles in strategic business management, operational areas, and various initiatives within OUI. Her expertise covers technology transfer, partnerships, spinout formation, licensing, legal matters, academic outreach, patent portfolio management, and consultancy services. Baroness Nicola Blackwood, chair of OUI, lauded Dr Gibbs’ interim performance since March 2024, anticipating growth under her leadership. Oxford University maintains its top position as the UK’s leading higher education institution in the Beauhurst Spotlight on Spinouts report, generating 210 spinouts. Dr Gibbs aims to nurture Oxford’s innovation ecosystem for economic and societal benefits.

Higher Education, Technology Transfer, Consultancy Services,United Kingdom

Oxford University Innovation appoints CEO