Network with like-minded innovators


Share ideas with Oxford’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs in the science and technology sector.

Our vibrant community is the ideal place to grow your business. Access the people, the knowledge and the funding you need to get ahead without ever stepping outside the building. With so many innovators in your sector, you’re sure to find valuable connections at OCFI.




Discover co-working space in the heart of Oxfordshire. The Pod is a vibrant and flexible business community, with shared office space for Oxford’s latest up-and-coming innovators. Instant broadband access, a dedicated desk, conference and meeting facilities and up to 50 likeminded entrepreneurs makes The Pod the hottest place to start your business.


Make Oxford 


Launching in Spring 2019, Make Oxford, set in the basement of OCFI, is an independent space for the diverse, creative and talented maker community of Oxfordshire. Wherever your interest lies, this is a space to do it. We have a fully equipped electronics studio, a laser cutter, a 3D mill, several 3d printers, a fully equipped textile room, numerous hand tools, microcontrollers, and computers galore.



Set in 15 acres of woodland in Headington, Oxford, The Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI) will provide purpose built space and support for entrepreneurs, start-ups and grow-on companies, working in the science and technology sectors.


Meet the people that could change your business's future.

Margaret Hewitt
Centre Director
Margaret has been with Oxford Innovation since 2000 after moving to Oxford from London. For many years she has been heavily involved in managing the refurbishment of new centres, travelling all over the country from Portsmouth to Barnsley. In her spare time, Margaret likes to spend time with her rapidly expanding family.
Lorraine Singzon
Assistant Centre Manager
Lara has extensive experience in the coordination and planning of daily operational functions that achieve organisation and program objectives. She has a background in PA and Account coordination in the financial services industry. In her spare time, Lara loves reading, hiking, indoor rock climbing and going out to brunches.
Rose Kershaw
Centre Support Assistant
Rose is an experienced Centre Support Assistant with many years’ experience in the private and public sector, her previous post was working for a large local commercial/residential landlord. Rose is married and in her spare time is a keen reader and enjoys long walks with her dog.

Work among our many inspiring companies at the forefront of business.


Vitaccess is a digital health and strategic consultancy start-up based in Oxford, UK. Our experience in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) and Market Access makes us a trusted partner to the pharmaceutical industry. We understand the complexities of governance – including GDPR – and these standards have been applied to the creation of our digital platform, MyRealWorld™ where we capture real-world evidence in real-time.



Oxford Drug Design

Oxford Drug Design is a leader in novel antibiotic research.  We use state-of-the-art computational techniques to find new antibacterial compounds.  Founded and chaired by Prof. Graham Richards, one of the pioneers of computational chemistry, we use proprietary tools and databases to discover novel drugs and optimise existing compounds.



Navenio has developed infrastructure-free, accurate and robust indoor geo-location solutions, built on award-winning research from the University of Oxford – and just using existing smartphones.

Removing the need for installing, managing or surveying any new building hardware means Navenio can deliver highly scalable and frictionless indoor location for everyone, everywhere.

The consistent accuracy, to within just a few metres, enables support of a wide variety of use cases.  Navenio are now working with customers in healthcare and retail, as well as companies with extremely high volumes of app penetration looking to improve customer personalisation and ad targeting.





Optellum was founded so that every lung cancer patient is diagnosed and treated in the early stage, and cured. We redefine early interception of lung disease by enabling every clinician, in every hospital, to manage their patients in the optimal way. Our first product is the first software for personalized early diagnosis & treatment of lung cancer, based on Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning applied to the world’s largest clinical dataset.

Absolute Antibody Ltd

Absolute Antibody Ltd was founded in Oxford, UK, in August 2012, with the vision that all antibody users should be able to use recombinant antibodies, which are absolutely defined by their amino acid sequence.


Aether are world experts in environmental data analysis and interpretation. Aether is at the forefront of greenhouse gas (GHG) and air quality emissions calculation and review, in international, national and local authority markets. We are respected internationally for our niche expertise in this area.  Aether is based in Oxford.

ATG Scientific

ATG Scientific aims to enhance your laboratory research and testing needs with innovative products from around the globe.

The Company, located in Oxford, has a strong base of customers across many sectors including those in analytical, biological and materials science labs

Mirada Medical

Mirada Medical is a leading international brand in medical imaging. We develop advanced software applications which help healthcare professionals use medical images more effectively and efficiently to improve cancer care.


Createc is a computing and electronics engineering business specialising in technical consultancy and R&D in applied imaging and sensing. They use combinations of existing sensor technologies to generate new solutions, often creating new opportunities in the process.


Photocrowd is your new favourite photo community and home to the world’s most exciting photo contests. A place where talented photographers from around the globe connect, get inspired, and sell their work as beautiful prints and wall art.


Sportslate is a sister company of Createc. They are a sports analytics startup delivering hyper-accurate, rich and relevant intelligence for professional sports teams.






Stockopedia is a subscription based investment service providing access to a host of tools and data including over 19,000 stock reports. The software enables users to discover trading and investment ideas, to analyse company financial health, improve their decision-making processes and to track their portfolio against the market.

ColdQuanta UK Ltd

ColdQuanta designs, develops, and manufactures instruments and systems for quantum technology. They provide products and services for scientific and industrial applications such as cold atom experimentation.

Connect and share with the greatest innovators in your area.

Leilah Woods
Director at Purple Marketing
Roger Davenport
Director at Purple Marketing
Lisa Gardner
Director at Purple Marketing
Edward Snape
Director at Purple Marketing
Daniel Aldridge
Director at Purple Marketing
Susan Bradgate
Director at Purple Marketing
Steve Mayer
Director at Purple Marketing
Mark Fielding
Director at Purple Marketing

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When you invite someone to Oxford Innovation and they sign up for a virtual office, you’ll get £50 worth of vouchers. If they sign up for office, you’ll get £200 worth. Please see full terms and conditions.*


Case studies

Head-to-head with Clare Lerway at Consultant Connect

Consultant Connect, a second-floor resident of OCFI, has developed a business idea that is dramatically reducing NHS costs. We spoke to Clare Lerway, Account Manager, to find out more…

Head-to-head with Hugh Bettesworth at Mirada Medical

One of the OCFI’s longer-term residents, Mirada Medical is a global brand in advanced medical imaging software, mainly for cancer but for some other diseases too. We spoke to their dynamic CEO, Hugh Bettesworth to find out more.

Absolute Antibody and Kerafast Merge to offer cutting-edge research tools

Absolute Antibody and Kerafast Merge to Increase Access to Unique Reagents and Recombinant Antibody Technology […]