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Ellison Institute of Technology campus in Oxford to focus on HealthTech as one of 4 key areas of technological innovation


Exec Summary:


'The Ellison Institute of Technology develops and deploys technology in pursuit of solving four of humanity’s most challenging and enduring problems. Guided by world leaders, scientists and entrepreneurs, EIT seeks to accelerate innovation in medical science and healthcare, food security and sustainable agriculture, clean energy and climate change, and government policy and economics.'



The Ellison Institute of Technology (EIT) in Oxford has a broad focus on four key areas of technological innovation, with healthcare technology outlined to play a significant role within its mission:


Focus on Medical Science and Healthcare:


  • Historical Roots: EIT was initially established as a research and development centre for cancer and wellness, highlighting its strong foundation in healthcare technology.


  • Dedicated Facilities: The new EIT Oxford campus includes over 30,000 square meters of research laboratory space, an oncology and wellness clinic, and facilities like AI GPU Supercluster Lab, Drug Design Lab, and Medical Device Lab, specifically dedicated to healthcare technology advancements.


  • Research Focus: EIT actively pursues research in various areas of medical science and healthcare, including:

  • Cancer treatment and prevention

  • Development of new medical technologies and devices

  • Utilising advanced technologies like AI and robotics in healthcare

  • Understanding and addressing global health challenges


Examples of Healthcare Technology Initiatives:


  • EIT Oxford Clinic: This planned facility will provide cancer treatment, disease prevention, and wellness services, potentially serving as a testing ground for new technologies and fostering collaboration between researchers and clinicians.


  • Ellison Scholars Programme: This program aims to cultivate future leaders in technological innovation for tackling global challenges, including healthcare-related issues.


While EIT's focus encompasses other crucial areas, healthcare technology remains a core pillar of its activities and mission. The institute's research, facilities, and initiatives demonstrate a strong commitment to advancing healthcare technology and its positive impact on human lives.


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EIT Oxford Campus


The EIT Oxford Campus will incorporate more than 30,000m2 of research laboratory space, an oncology and wellness patient clinic, and educational and gathering spaces to support ongoing work in EIT’s humane endeavours.


The facility’s location will further EIT’s current partnerships in the Oxford biotech and technology communities, expand collaborations with the University of Oxford, and support the new Ellison Scholars programme.


The EIT Oxford Campus is a significant project currently under construction aimed at fostering scientific and technological innovation to address global challenges.


Key Features:


  • Focus: The campus will house research facilities dedicated to four key areas:

  • Medical science and healthcare

  • Food security and sustainable agriculture

  • Clean energy and climate change

  • Government policy and economics


  • Facilities:

  • Over 30,000 square meters of research laboratory space

  • An oncology and wellness clinic for cancer treatment, disease prevention, and wellness services

  • Educational and meeting spaces for collaboration and knowledge sharing


  • Design:

  • Designed by renowned architect Norman Foster

  • Targets BREEAM Outstanding and WELL Platinum accreditation, signifying sustainability and well-being

  • Aims to create a collaborative environment breaking down barriers between researchers, scientists, clinicians, and patients

  • Completion: Expected to be completed in 2026


Significance:


  • The EIT Oxford Campus represents a major investment in scientific and technological advancement.


  • It aims to attract and support leading researchers and innovators from various fields.


  • The campus fosters collaboration and knowledge exchange, potentially leading to breakthroughs in tackling global challenges.


  • The presence of an oncology and wellness clinic within the campus suggests a strong focus on healthcare technology and its real-world application.



Pioneer Prof Sir John Bell appointed as President, Ellison Institute of Technology Oxford


The Ellison Institute of Technology (EIT) today announced the appointment of world leading scientist Prof Sir John Bell as the President of EIT Oxford. Prof Bell will also become Co-CEO of EIT Global, alongside Dr David Agus.


Starting 1st April 2024, Prof Bell will lead multi-disciplinary teams at EIT Oxford – a major new interdisciplinary research and development facility that will support EIT’s mission to develop and deploy technology in pursuit of solving humanity’s most challenging and enduring problems.


Prof Sir John Bell is renowned worldwide for his immense contributions to medicine, medical research and the life science industry. In 2023 he was made Companion of Honour in the King’s Birthday Honours list and he joins EIT from his present position as Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford. In his new role, he will continue to build upon his deep ties to the University of Oxford through EIT Oxford’s ongoing, robust partnership with the university.


Larry Ellison, Chief Technology Officer of Oracle and EIT Faculty Fellow, said:


“We are delighted to welcome Regius Professor Sir John Bell as the first President of EIT Oxford. All of us here at EIT are looking forward to working with Prof Bell to make a home in Oxford, collaborating with the University, and building teams of faculty and scholars that invent economically practical solutions to important problems. We are committed to help build an environment rich in intellectual and technological resources where the only limits are imagination and natural law.”

Professor Sir John Bell said:


“The creation of the Ellison Institute of Technology in Oxford should provide a set of novel solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing the planet. It will benefit greatly from the outstanding science base in both Oxford and the UK and will create sustainable solutions in the areas of green energy, food security, health and global governance.
It is a real honour to be asked to lead this interdisciplinary initiative and I am sure it will receive strong support from the science community that will provide the talent to generate exciting products that will have a lasting impact that future generations will benefit from.”

In his new role, Prof Sir John Bell will work collaboratively with Dr David Agus, forming part of a global team driving scientific and technological innovation in EIT’s four key areas: medical science and healthcare, food security and sustainable agriculture, clean energy and climate change, and government policy and economics.


As President of EIT Oxford, Prof Sir John Bell will oversee operations of the EIT Oxford campus, which will include over 30,000m2 of research laboratory space, an oncology and wellness patient clinic, laboratories for robot development and the world’s largest computer for designing and training artificial neural networks.



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