Research collaborations

Oxford Energy collaborates with small and large energy companies, and national governments, councils, government agencies and NGOs around the world.  Major industrial collaborators include Bosch, BP, British Gas, ETRI, EDF, Emirates, E.ON, Equinor, Faraday Institution, Habitat Energy, Jaguar Land Rover, Johnson Matthey, Kensa Contracting, KETEP, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, National Grid, Network Rail, Nissan, Nuvve, Ørsted, Piclo, Pivot Power, Rolls-Royce, Samsung, Schlumberger, Shell, Siemens, SSE Networks and UK Power Networks.

For enquires related to industrial collaboration contact Andy Gilchrist, Business Development Manager for Industry.


Oxford University Consulting provides advice and expertise to many companies in the energy sector, on topics including storage systems, electric vehicles, smart meters, tidal energy, nano technology and power conversion.

Contact Gurinder Punn for enquiries concerning possible consultancy with Oxford researchers.

Licensed Technologies

Licensing of intellectual property generated by Oxford researchers is managed by Oxford University Innovation. Agreements in place cover technologies that range from water purification, through methanol production and hydrogen production to solar concentration.

For more information please email


Spin out companies

Brill Power

A cleantech startup with a revolutionary new way to store energy using lithium ion battery cells.

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Our ambition is to develop domestic energy storage capacity and facilitate its operation within the existing power distribution infrastructure.

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Oxford Flow

Oxford Flow’s industrial pressure regulators use innovative technology to provide new levels of performance for natural gas transmission, water distribution and process industries.

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Using phase change materials for smart glazing and displays. From the Department of Materials

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Oxbotica’s portfolio of technology solutions enable mobile autonomy in a wide variety of deployments. The technology underpins the Oxford RobotCar — the UK’s first autonomous car approved for public trials

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Designer Carbon Materials

Designer Carbon Materials Designer Carbon Materials Ltd is developing advanced nanomaterials for a range of applications, including energy harvesting, bio-sensing and quantum nanoelectronics.

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Cutting-edge energy analytics and innovation to those concerned with energy management in practice. The software solutions were developed from research at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute.

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Oxford PV

Oxford PV are developing new photovoltaic cells that will provide a sustainable solar energy source and includes the very promising perovskite based photovoltaic cells that were pioneered in Oxford.

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YASA Motors

YASA Motors manufactures a highly differentiated advanced axial flux motor and generator based on its proprietary Yokeless And Segmented Armature (YASA™) technology.

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Velocys produces speciality catalysts for the generation of clean fuels, from both conventional fossil fuels and renewable sources such as biomass.

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