With its universities and national research laboratories, Oxfordshire and the wider region has a vibrant innovation ecosystem which has seen the creation of many science-based companies – the key economic drivers of our future. Oxford itself is a cultural gem, with nationally important museums, galleries and performance spaces.
The Trust strives to place science and entrepreneurship at the heart of culture in our region so that everyone, irrespective of age or background, can develop their scientific and technological literacy.
We can best encourage the pursuit of science and enterprise by making connections. Most obviously these connections are between businesses or researchers and the people that live, work and study in our region. The Trust does this through an extensive education outreach programme in schools and through a growing portfolio of events in the wider community.
Our collaborations with STEM businesses, educational institutions and through our public engagement activities, means the Trust sits in a strong position; it can make connections which link entrepreneurs, researchers, students and the public.