The second Sir Douglas Hague Annual Lecture was presented by Professor Raymond Dwek, a leading Oxford scientist, who is the Director of the Oxford Glycobiology Institute at the University of Oxford.
Oxford University has a strong track record of spinning out new ventures that exploit its intellectual capital in the commercial world and attracting funds from the commercial world to further develop its intellectual capital.
Professor Dwek, who has been highly successful in interacting with the commercial world, reflected on Oxford's experience using case studies from the University's spin-out and industry-funded research activities.
Well known for his original perspective on problems, Professor Dwek challenged some of the assumptions underlying conventional thinking in this area.
Professor Dwek is founder of Oxford GlycoSciences and director of United Therapeutics, and was the President of the Institute of Biology (2008-2010).
The lecture took place on Thursday 18 November at the Saïd Business School.