CDL-Oxford is located in Oxford, UK at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. The first CDL site in Europe, CDL-Oxford maximizes the probability of success for science and technology-based startups from across the globe. Housed at one of the leading universities in the world, CDL-Oxford also leverages its close proximity to London, a global epicenter of innovation.

CDL-Oxford Mentors have technology backgrounds in a variety of industries. All Mentors ▶︎

Harnessing the power of mentors can transform a startup

The CEO of a MedTech spin-out from Oxford University described how mentoring helped his team commercialise a new way of diagnosing heart disease.

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CDL-Oxford Streams

CDL Recovery

For individuals and teams developing innovations that directly address critical health or economic recovery challenges created by the global COVID-19 crisis.

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Artificial Intelligence

The commercialization of machine learning and artificial intelligence, based on advances  in data sciences such as deep learning, reinforcement learning, natural language processing, computer vision and big data algorithms. 



The commercialization of scientific advances in medicine and the life sciences, including digital health, medical devices, diagnostics, bioinformatics, genomics, as well as biotechnologies including therapeutics and synthetic biology.