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April 26th 2021

TZ Limited

TZ is a leader in access control, smart lock and self-serve locker systems. TZ delivers compelling solutions for the security, monitoring and control of containers, compartments and lockers across a range of market applications.

April 23rd 2021

Astrid Education strengthens leadership team with key hire from King

With a background from King and the Candy Crush franchise, Astrid’s new hire John Almbecker brings with him a broad experience of product development and building world-class digital consumer experiences.

March 29th 2021

Samsara takes new lab space at Wood Centre for Innovation

The £0.5m development – now underway – will deliver laboratory facilities to answer the significant demand that has been seen in the last year from science and tech start-ups and SMEs for lab space in Oxford’s Global Health and Life Sciences District, one of the UK’s leading technology clusters delivering lifesaving developments such as the COVID-19 vaccine.

January 18th 2021

Five minutes with Matt Brown, co-founder of Quorbit

Quorbit might be a start-up but it is already working with some key names in UK retail and hospitality like Costa, John Lewis and WH Smith. Co-founded by workforce management […]

December 14th 2020

Have a River Cottage Christmas

Embrace the Christmas spirit with Hugh and the River Cottage team and learn to make a selection of River Cottage festive favourite recipes.

October 28th 2020

Five minutes with Tim Ballance, Lead Scientist at ColdQuanta UK

ColdQuanta UK, the Oxford-based quantum atomics company, has been awarded £2.8 million in Innovate UK grants to lead a consortium of companies across the UK to develop three projects, including work on a new, ground-breaking quantum positioning system (QPS) or gyroscope.

October 13th 2020

Tips for Science & Tech Start-Ups from our Innovation Director, Wendy Tindsley

Our talented Innovation Director, Wendy Tindsley, gives us insight into how she is currently working with and advising companies based in Oxford Centre for Innovation and Wood Centre for Innovation to focus on during a pandemic.

October 2nd 2020

Barclays Eagle Labs officially launches in Oxford at The Wood Centre for Innovation

Barclays Eagle Labs has officially opened its doors in Oxford at The Oxford Trust’s The Wood Centre for Innovation in Headington’s Health & Life Sciences District. To celebrate, the Oxford Barclay Eagle Lab will be hosting a week-long series of online launch events covering a range of topics.

September 17th 2020

The Oxford Trust welcomes five new science and tech businesses during lockdown across its two innovation centres as enquiries soar

The Oxford Trust has welcomed five new occupiers during lockdown across its two Oxford innovation centres: The Oxford Centre for Innovation next to Oxford Castle and The Wood Centre for Innovation in Headington’s Global Health & Life Sciences District. In addition, two current occupiers have taken expansion space, bringing the total new space taken during lockdown to 4,000 sq ft.