THE CATALYST FOR BUSINESS GROWTH
Based in the heart of Oxford’s vibrant city centre, OCFI and The POD co-working space brings together bright young businesses from the surrounding area’s wealth of talent in the science and technology community.
Our workspaces are designed around your business plan, and can flex around any changes. The OCFI team are dedicated to help your business grow, giving you access to a dynamic network of industry and business experts.
Take a step inside OCFI
OCFI is managed on behalf of The Oxford Trust, a charitable organisation with offices within OCFI that encourages the pursuit of science and enterprise across Oxfordshire.
The Trust’s mission is to encourage and facilitate the study, application and communication of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The Oxford Trust runs programmes running across three key objectives; Enterprise, Education & Engagement. Focusing on inspiring young people about science, technology, engineering & maths, whilst encouraging people of all ages to engage with scientific research and supporting economic growth by encouraging innovation.
The Trust’s Education and Engagement programmes are run by its public-facing brand Science Oxford. Enterprise programmes are run directly by the Trust.
In partnership with
OCFI is managed by Oxford Innovation, who started by creating Europe’s first innovation centre – and now manage a growing network of centres across the UK.
As a high growth business ourselves, we understand what innovators, start-ups, entrepreneurs and emerging businesses are experiencing. We know what works and we know how best to support you. We can also connect you to a network of over 1,000 businesses and you can use facilities in any of our locations (subject to availability).
At the heart of our centres
We move businesses forward by believing in
The connections they make
The largest operator of innovation centres in the UK, with 24 and growing, Oxford Innovation is also a leader of social and economic development. This offers the businesses that operate in each centre reassurance for longer-term security and a proven growth model to help them succeed.
Oxford Innovation Centres
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Support where you need it most
Unsure about taking the next step in your business? You’re not alone. The OCFI team have the ability to connect you with businesses and facilities in your area to help get your business off the ground. You’ll be working with other likeminded businesses at the centre, so support is never far away.