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Grow your business at Oxford

Growing or scaling a business comes with its own set of challenges. You may have a team, an idea, a product. How do you take it to the next phase – meet the right people, find the right support, get access to the facilities & resources you need. Perhaps you need space. Perhaps you need mentors, academic expertise, lawyers, R&D, investment. At Oxford, there are different options available, to suit your own bespoke requirements:

Entrepreneurship Centre at the Business School - where businesses can engage with entrepreneurs, academics and students.

Begbroke Science Park - offers both businesses and academics flexible facilities in a unique research environment.

The Harwell Science & Innovation campus - for science & technology based innovation & enterprise.

Culham Science Centre - from early virtual stages to a flexible range of office space, enhanced by a selection of specialist business support services.

The Oxford Science Park - for a flexible approach to building and letting.

Support for local businesses - local networks, regional and national government support.

Entrepreneurship Centre

The focal point for entrepreneurship research, teaching and practice at the University of Oxford, the University’s Entrepreneurship Centre at the Said Business School offers businesses the opportunity to engage with academics, spin-outs and student-entrepreneurs.

Its programmes and events combine research on, and practical teaching of, entrepreneurship to support entrepreneurs and high-growth companies.

Find out more

Visit the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation website.

Contact us

Emily Davis, Tel: +44 (0) 1865 288845

Begbroke Science Park

Oxford University Begbroke Science Park offers a unique environment where world-class scientists work alongside entrepreneurs and colleagues from industry to translate cutting-edge research into commercial opportunities.

You can see a list of the companies at Begbroke Science Park here. Many companies have arisen from university activities, many others have been attracted to the site by its academic facilities and personnel. Tenants are science and research based, and tend to either have or develop links with either Oxford University or other research based organisations. The Begbroke Science Park management team are available to help companies strengthen their academic links.

Find out more

Investigate commercial space options at Begbroke Science Park.

Contact us

Caroline Livingstone, Tel: +44 (0) 1865 283784
Enquiries, Tel: +44 (0) 1865 283700
Events, Tel: +44 (0) 1865 283700

The Harwell Science and Innovation Campus

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. Over 4,500 people work on the campus in some 120 organisations.

Find out more

Visit the Harwell Campus website.

Contact us

Harwell Campus, Tel: +44 (0)  1235 250091

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 in South Oxfordshire. 

Culham Science Centre, owned and managed by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, is sited in one of the most successful science locations in the country and is a partner in Science Vale UK, along with other public and private sector organisations in the area, to promote southern Oxfordshire as a global hot spot for enterprise and innovation in science, high technology and the application of knowledge. 

Culham is also home to RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) which has been specifically set-up to enable industry to apply research knowledge about productive fully remotely operated systems to a wide range of commercial situations.  

Find out more

See the facilities available at the Culham Science Centre, Culham Innovation Centre  and RACE.

Contact us

Culham Science Centre, Tel: +44 (0) 1235 528822

Culham Innovation Centre, Tel: +44 (0) 1865 408300

RACE, Tel: +44 (0) 1235 466794

The Oxford Science Park

The Oxford Science Park is thriving as a centre of excellence for science, technology and business occupiers.

Whether you are an established organisation or a fledgling company, the flexible approach to building and letting has created an environment capable of growing, developing and adapting to meet business’ ever-changing demands.

Find out more

See the facilities available at the Oxford Science Park.

Contact us

Oxford Science Park, Tel: +44 (0) 1865 784000

Support for local businesses

There are resources to support local businesses in Oxford from local networks, national and regional government.

The University supports, and has members in, many external networks. Visit the individual websites of the network you are interested in to find out more.

The Oxfordshire local economic partnership provide help to invest in Oxfordshire and Oxfordshire business support.

General information from the Government about running a business and starting a business is available online.

Information on the R & D tax credits scheme can be found on the HMRC webpage, or visit the Oxford University page for specific information about working with the university.

Find out more

Visit the Oxfordshire business support website.

Contact them

Local Economic Partnership, +44(0)1865 261433