The Basement at OCFI

The Basement at OCFI is a creative workspace with cutting-edge prototype and making facilities for science and tech businesses, entrepreneurs and professional makers. It is a place where you can create, design and build; meet like-minded people; and collaborate. We have an electronics lab, 3D printers, laser cutters, a CNC Mill and much, much more. There is a serviced co-worker space, meet-up areas and a developing programme of events. Everything you need to get your ideas off the ground.

The Basement is managed by experienced prototype designers and technicians who are on hand to help you take your idea from drawing board to prototype. For more information, email us

Supporting Innovation

The Oxford Trust is passionate about supporting the next generation of scientists, inventors and innovators and understands the importance of providing space in which to experiment with ideas. Our founders, Sir Martin and Lady Audrey Wood began their first business, Oxford Instruments – the University’s first spin out – not in a high-tech lab but in a shed in their back garden on Northmoor Road. The shed gave them the space to try out ideas and to be creative without the restrictions and formality of an academic environment. The Basement at OCFI is our version of that shed – a creative space for everyone from the youngest inventor and science club member through to science and tech businesses, entrepreneurs and makers. The Basement will bring people together to create, make, collaborate and grow their business.


Address: The Basement, Oxford Centre for Innovation, New Road, OX1 1BY
Train: 10-minute walk from Oxford train station
Bus: 5 minute walk from central Oxford bus station at Gloucester Green
Local Buses: D2, D3, D4, E6, E7, E8 all stop on New Road
Cycle: cycle racks available and cycle hire from the station

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