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.


The Hackspace


Oxford Hackspace, 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.


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.
Jackie Hibberd
Assistant Centre Manager
“I started at Oxford Innovation as an Afternoon Centre Support Assistant at OCFI in January 2016. However, I have recently been promoted to Assistant Centre Manager for One St Aldates and I am currently Acting ACM for OCFI. Before joining Oxford Innovation I studied Performing Arts and worked as Front of House in the New Theatre, Oxford. In my spare time I am an avid cinema-goer and spend most Saturday’s watching Oxford United – either home or away. I also dedicate a lot of my spare time to fundraising for my local Youth Club, I volunteer as a youth worker as well as being a member of the committee.”
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.
Jo Willett
Regional Director
Having successfully opened Culham Innovation Centre and Crowthorne Enterprise Centre, Jo wanted another challenge, and so took on responsibility for setting up a professional Innovation Centre marketing team. Since then Jo has now become responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of marketing strategies and activities for new and existing centres, as well as leading Innovation Centre business development through her team of Regional Directors throughout the UK.

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

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.


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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Recommend our office space to someone you know to receive up to £200 in vouchers.

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

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 […]


Why did an OCFI business capture the attention of Piers Morgan? […]


How a start-up seed accelerator help new innovative ideas progress with their willingness to finance and promote ideas which they believe in. […]