The UK’s largest Innovation Centre operator
Founded by the Oxford Trust in 1987, Oxford Innovation are now the UK’s leading operator of innovation centres – providing flexible workspace and support for early stage science, technology and innovative SMEs.
Our founding mission was to provide three crucial areas of support for technology start-ups – as experienced by our founders Sir Martin and Lady Audrey Wood, when they spun out Oxford Instruments from the University of Oxford in the 1950’s. That was:
(Really) flexible and affordable workspace…
whether that’s an office, workshop or laboratory.
Access to funding that fills the gap…
between what an entrepreneur can raise themselves through family and friends and what a Venture Capital firm might fund.
Support from highly qualified mentors…
coaches and other entrepreneurs through part-funded business support programmes.
Our centres are at the heart of their local business eco-systems and act as a catalyst for change in improving the success and sustainability of innovative SMEs and in forging collaborations and connections not only within the individual centres but across the UK. The interactive map details the locations of our existing centres.
Oxford Centre for InnovationNew Road, Oxford, OX1 1BY, UK Visit the website
Harwell Innovation CentreBuilding 173, Curie Avenue, Didcot, OX11 0QG, UK Visit the website
Scott Bader Innovation CentreHigh St, Wollaston, Wellingborough, NN29 7AE, UK Visit the website
Newark BeaconBeacon Hill Office Park, Cafferata Way, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2TN, UK Visit the website
One St AldatesSt Aldate's, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1DE, UK Visit the website
Future SpaceNorth Gate (UWE), Filton Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8RB, UK Visit the website
Worksop TurbineShireoaks Triangle Business Park, Coach Close, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 8AP, UK Visit the website
Merchants House25 Market Place, Stockport, SK1 1EU, UK Visit the website
Stockport Business & Innovation CentreBroadstone Mill, Stockport, SK5 7DL, UK Visit the website
Mansfield i-CenterOakham Business Park, Hamilton Way, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5BR, UK Visit the website
Bicester Innovation CentreCommerce House, Telford Road, Bicester, OX26 4LD, UK Visit the website
Witney Business and Innovation CentreWindrush Industrial Park Burford Road, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 7DX, UK Visit the website
Cherwell Innovation Centre77 Hayford Park, Upper Hayford, OX25 5HD, UK Visit the website
Harborough Innovation CentreWellington Way, Airfield Business Park, Leicester Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7WB, UK Visit the website
Culham Innovation CentreD5 Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, OX14 3DB, UK Visit the website
The NucleusBrunel Way, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5GA, UK Visit the website
CEME Innovation CentreMarsh Way, Rainham, Essex, RM13 8EU, UK Visit the website
Bracknell Enterprise and Innovation HubOcean House, The Ring, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1AX, UK Visit the website
BASE Bordon Innovation CentreBroxhead House, Louisburg Barracks, 60 Barbados Road, Bordon, GU35 0FX, UK Visit the website
Ocean Village Innovation CentreOcean Way, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3JZ, UK Visit the website
Ashton Old BathsPortland Street South, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL7 0PR, UK
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Innovation FactorySpringfield Road, Belfast, BT12 7DG, UK Visit the website
Portsmouth TechnopoleKingston Crescent, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 8FA, UK Visit the website
Fareham Innovation Centre4 Meteor Way, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9FU, UK Visit the website
The OI Space Incubator will be hosted at two of our Hampshire innovation centres:
Fareham Innovation Centre
(new centre in 2015 – opening major extension of workshops and offices soon in 2018). One of our goals is to manifest and create Space Downstream cluster at the centre on an regional airfield – drone licensed – overlooking the Solent. This centre achieved 100% occupancy within 10 months and is now doubling in size to host 55 offices, 33 workshops/ labs and a 100-seat conference centre – in time for the core elements of this programme.
BASE Bordon Innovation Centre
(new centre in late 2017). Again, one of goals is to augment the already present Space cluster in the East Hampshire and Surrey border with proximity to London.