Oscar Schoots (1966) is director of Universiteit Utrecht Holding BV and UMC Utrecht Holding BV ('Utrecht Holdings') since 2002. These companies are responsible for the patent portfolio and for various technology transfer activities from Utrecht University (UU) and the University Medical Center Utrecht.
To date, Utrecht Holdings has started and invested in more than 40 spin out companies and currently hold equity in about 30 companies (see www.utrechtholdings.nl). From 1993 to 1996 Oscar conducted research at the University of Toronto (Canada) and he received a PhD in medicine from UU. Following postdoctoral research at the Rudolf Magnus Institute in Utrecht (1997-1998), he worked for a specialized independent technology transfer organization (1999-2001) and he obtained his MBA in 2002 (Bradford University/NIMBAS).
He authored 14 peer reviewed scientific publications as well as several policy papers on technology transfer and regularly serves as supervisory board member. Oscar enjoys bringing scientific innovations to the market in a sustainable way. He has been advisor for GenDx from its start in 2005.