About The Speaker
Tom Hockaday is an independent technology transfer and innovation consultant with his business Technology Transfer Innovation.
Tom has thirty years’ experience in the university technology transfer sector and has given talks around the world; he is currently working with clients across the UK, Europe, and further afield. These assignments include advising universities on Technology Transfer and Innovation strategies, proof-of-concept funds and seed investment funds. Tom is a member of the Investment Committee of the €32M BeAble Fund in Madrid; the Advisory Board of University Pompeu Fabra Ventures in Barcelona; the EIT Health InnoStars Advisory Board; the EIT Health Innovation Project review panel; and an honorary member of NetVal, the Italian University technology transfer network.
Tom was the CEO of Oxford University Innovation Ltd, the University of Oxford’s Technology Transfer company from 2006 to March 2016 (formerly named Isis innovation Ltd). Whilst at Oxford University, Tom oversaw the expansion of Oxford University Innovation into one of the world’s leading university technology commercialisation organisations with its activities greatly contributing to the substantial impact of the University of Oxford around the world.
He led the international expansion of OUI including establishing offices in Hong Kong, and a number of joint ventures in China. Before joining Oxford in 2000, Tom worked in Technology Transfer roles at the University of Bristol (1993-2000) and University College London (1989-1993).