Growing or scaling a business comes with its own set of challenges. At Oxford, there are different options available to suit your requirements:
- flexible building and letting at the Oxford Science Park
- flexible facilities in a unique research environment at Begbroke Science Park and the BioEscalator
- engagement with entrepreneurs, academics and students at the Entrepreneurship Centre
- facilities for science and technology based innovation and enterprise at The Harwell Science & Innovation campus
- office space and specialist business support services at Culham Science Centre
- local networks, regional and national government support for local businesses
The Oxford Science Park
Oxford Science Park
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 784000
The Oxford Science Park is thriving as a centre of excellence for science, technology and business occupiers.
Its flexible approach to building and letting meets the ever-changing demands of businesses, from established organisations to fledgling companies.
Begbroke Science Park
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 283700
Oxford University Begbroke Science Park offers a unique environment where world-class scientists work alongside entrepreneurs and industry to translate cutting-edge research into commercial opportunities.
The management team are available to help companies strengthen their academic links.
The BioEscalator is a hub for new and developing life science innovations. It offers flexible lab space for your small and growing biomedical science company in the heart of Oxford, located on Old Road Campus alongside leading Oxford medical researchers and hospitals.
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 288 845
The Entrepreneurship Centre at the Saïd Business School offers businesses the opportunity to engage with academics, spin-outs and student entrepreneurs. Its programmes and events combine research and practical teaching to support entrepreneurs and high-growth companies.
The Harwell Science and Innovation Campus
Tel: +44 (0) 1235 250091
The Harwell Science and Innovation Campus just outside Oxford is a growing community of science and technology based innovation and enterprise, including major national and international science projects and facilities.
Culham Science Centre
Culham Science Centre combines world-class publicly funded research into fusion power, commercial technology organisations, and Culham Innovation Centre to create a powerhouse of high technology innovation and enterprise.
Culham Science Centre is owned and managed by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and is a partner in Science Vale UK.
Culham is also home to RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments), set up to enable industry to apply research knowledge about productive fully remotely operated systems to a wide range of commercial situations.
Support for local businesses
We work closely with the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) whose role is to champion Oxfordshire's economic potential and drive business growth, including inward investment through invest in Oxfordshire. It also provides a free service Oxfordshire Business Support.
The University is involved in the regional business networks: