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OXFORD'S BRIGHTEST SCIENCE
AND TECHNOLOGY COMMUNITY

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.

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The POD

Discover coworking space in the heart of Oxfordshire. The POD is a vibrant and flexible business community, with socially distanced 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 like-minded entrepreneurs makes The POD the hottest place to start your business.

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Make Oxford 

 

Make Oxford, based in Wood centre for Innovation, is a COVID-19 Secure 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.

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Wood Centre For Innovation

Set in 15 acres of woodland in Headington, Oxford, The Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI) provides purpose built; office space, workshops, labs, meeting rooms, conference facilities and support. All support and spaces are tailored for entrepreneurs, start-ups and grow-on companies, working in the science and technology sectors.

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COMPANIES
CENTRE TEAM

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

Rosie Miller
Centre Manager (Operations)
Rosie moved from Scotland to Oxford in 2013 and has since made the city her home. Before joining the team at WCFI she worked for The Oxford Trust and has seen the WCFI evolve from the original site, to a building site and finally to the wonderful new centre that it is now. Rosie jumped at the chance to work in the new WCFI and brings with her extensive customer relations and office management experience. In her spare time, she enjoys walking and cycling.
Graham Monger
Centre Manager (Commercial)
Graham has a leisure background of multi-site management turning poorly performing facilities into profitable sites. Over the last 10 years Graham created and ran a start-up Health Tech business across the UK and Sweden. During his time in leisure he worked with professional athletes such as Watford Football Club’s first team, Universities - Hertfordshire and Gothenburg University, and he even won a Men’s Health Trainer of the year award.
Rose Kershaw
Customer Experience 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.

Aether

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.

Akrivia Health

Worldwide, 1 billion people are living with mental health conditions plus a further 50 million with dementia. These numbers are growing daily. We exist because we want all of these people to live better lives. Our vision is that with the right data and information, the global community can change the trajectory of research to develop better mental health and dementia drug treatments, pathways and services.

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

Circadian Therapeutics Limited

Founded in 2016 as a spin-out from Oxford University, our world-leading science is based on the understanding of the molecular control of circadian rhythms, enabling us to develop unique therapeutics to treat serious diseases associated with disruption of the body clock.

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.

Createc

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.

Crossref

Crossref makes research outputs easy to find, cite, link, and assess. We’re a not-for-profit membership organization that exists to make scholarly communications better. We rally the community; tag and share metadata; run an open infrastructure; play with technology; and make tools and services—all to help put scholarly content in context.

DACXI

Dacxi was created in 2017, with the goal to build a bridge between everyday people and crypto wealth creation. Founded by an entrepreneur on a mission to democratise wealth and help all prosper, Dacxi is pioneering a fairer, smarter, and more human way to build wealth.

Habitat Energy

Habitat Energy provide a state-of-the-art optimisation and trading platform for grid-scale battery storage. We were founded with the belief that making merchant battery storage investable at scale is a vital step towards delivering a low carbon future and the preservation of our habitat for generations to come

Learning With Experts

Learning with Experts is a global classroom community that brings people together to learn from expert tutors and each other.

Living Optics

We’re excited about bringing hyperspectral imaging into mainstream markets. Founded in 2020, we’re building on breakthrough hardware and software developments from the University of Oxford Physics Department. Backed by teams at Foresight Williams and Oxford Sciences Innovation, and angel investors, we’re creating products that revolutionise vision.

Optellum

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.

Oxford Brain Diagnostics

Excellence in Neuropathology, Neuroimaging and the Healthcare sector. An 8-year collaboration between Dr Steven Chance (neuroscience and pathology) and Prof. Mark Jenkinson (Neuroimaging) has resulted in the development of the Cortical Disarray Measurement (CDM). This is our core platform technology, initially applied to the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease but with the potential to be used to identify other brain conditions as the company grows and expands into new markets.

 

Oxfordvr

Founded in 2016, Oxford VR is built on the ground-breaking work of Prof. Daniel Freeman (Oxford University, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust), who pioneers the use of virtual reality to understand and treat mental health problems. Our focus is on developing clinically validated, cost-effective, user-centred cognitive treatments for clinical conditions with significant impact on patients, the health system and wider economy. Our treatments are automated, with the therapy delivered by a virtual coach, enabling us to dramatically increase access to the best therapies.

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.

 

Radix 2

We specialise in all things audio, including very high quality analogue and digital conversion, Bluetooth, USB audio, audio signal processing and real time ultrasonic processing. Since 2006, we’ve helped many clients with prototyping, early-stage manufacture, and full volume manufacture of complex audio electronics products, and have an established track record of working closely and organically with clients to solve design problems and produce high-quality products demonstrating exemplary attention to detail, sound and aesthetics.

Sherwood Scientific

Sherwood Scientific Ltd is a Development and Manufacturing company producing a range of scientific instruments and apparatus with applications in many industries, education and research. As well as manufacturing our own products we are able to undertake specific consultancy projects in many areas of analytical measurements and process control utilising our own experience and harnessing our extensive contacts

Sportslate

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

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.

TZ Ltd

TZ Limited is at the forefront of electronic locking device development. Over the past 15 years, TZ’s intelligent, remotely actuated locking devices have been deployed in aerospace, military and automotive applications. TZ SMArt Devices can sense, act, lock and audit activity based on secure instructions delivered on-line.  This enables rich data collection and diagnostic abilities.

Visual Meaning

We create visual tools that help people make sense of complexity. In practice this usually means working with organisational leaders, programme directors and cross-industry groups to make conceptual maps that give everyone a shared model of what’s going on.

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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Case studies

HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH KATIE BEDBOROUGH OF OXFORD VR

HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH KATIE BEDBOROUGH OF OXFORD VR

My interview with Vitaccess Founder & CEO Dr Mark Larkin

Vitaccess have been based here at Oxford Centre for Innovation (OCFI) for nearly two years and, during that time, have seen steep growth. Read on and meet Vitaccess’ CEO and founder, Dr Mark Larkin.

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…