The Oxford Trust welcomes five new companies to occupy space in their innovation centres
Spintex, Printpool Additive Manufacturing, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, Akrivia Health, Living Optics are the latest companies to join The Oxford Trust. The two innovation centres – The Wood Centre for Innovation and The Oxford Centre for Innovation – are part of the fast-growing science and technology sectors within the UK.
“We warmly welcome our newest businesses to our thriving innovation community in our two centres. They all have exciting stories to tell, with many working on leading edge start-up ideas, and are joining a like-minded business community of go-ahead science and tech businesses. We wish them continued success on their innovation journey
“We continue to respond to the high demand from people and companies who need office, technical workspace and R&D lab space along with complementary business support in the innovation hotbed that is Oxford, often through our licence model, which is an attractive option for start-ups as well as for some grow-on companies and SMEs. We have seen strong demand for our space, and while our city innovation centre is again now nearing full occupancy, our Wood Centre for Innovation, which opened in 2019 is seeing many enquiries from science and technology companies needing work and lab space under more flexible a COVID-19 sensitive conditions alongside looking for a beautiful and sustainable environment in which to work. In addition, the new Barclays Eagle Lab accelerator is due to welcome its first occupants very soon, helping the Trust complete its client’s growth pathway.
“As we support our occupiers on their journey, in turn, the income we generate helps the regions innovation ecosystem and our Science Oxford arm, also based at our Wood Centre for Innovation, to provide valuable science education and engagement programmes across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Indeed, we are extra proud that Alex from Spintex won a Nuffield Foundation Bursary in microbiology through Science Oxford which we ran from 1998 to 2014.”
Steve Burgess, Chief Executive Officer, The Oxford Trust
The Oxford Trust innovation centre has 20,000 sq. ft of office and laboratory space. The facilities are central to developing data and making advancements in the health and life sciences sectors. It’s proximity to hospitals and universities ensures a supportive sector environment that allows start-ups and growing companies to continue to grow their research and work.
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