The Oxford Trust

Encouraging the pursuit of science

Our Programmes


The Oxford Trust owns the Oxford Centre for Innovation in the city centre and the Wood Centre for Innovation in Headington to provide cost-effective office space, technical workshops and R&D labs, co-working space and meeting facilities and sector-specific business support for local science and tech start-ups and grow-on businesses. Watch our latest video.
More Info

Education & Engagement

Our public-facing Science Oxford team runs our education and engagement programmes to inspire and engage young people and their families in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). We run the Science Oxford Centre, the UK’s first indoor-outdoor science education centre for primary-aged children, which is open to schools during the week and for Family Days every Saturday.

More Info
To visit us, see

The Oxford Trust’s Annual Review 2023

Our latest annual review is available to read online and download.


View the report

Support us

We are reliant on the generosity of individuals, business and foundations that like what we do – inspire young people to become passionate about science and support the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. You can help us in several ways.


Find out more


See All News

Spring news from companies in our innovation centres

March 8, 2024
Each season, there is an abundance of good news to celebrate from companies in our innovation centres, the Oxford Centre...
Read More

Barclays Eagle Labs matches founders and investors with their Demo Directory

February 22, 2024
Ask any founder about the key challenges they face in growing their start-up and many will highlight finding the right...
Read More

The Oxford Trust sponsors Oxfordshire Business Awards 2024

January 18, 2024
The Oxford Trust, along with Oxfordshire Business First, is pleased to be sponsoring the Emerging Tech Award as part of...
Read More

Interviews with our businesses

See All

Five minutes with Tracy Smart, CEO of The Smart Team

March 5, 2024
Tracy Smart, CEO of The Smart Finance Director Ltd, wants to change the way start-ups and small businesses get access...
Read More

Five minutes with TNG Technology Consulting

January 23, 2024
IT consultancy TNG Technology Consulting recently opened its UK subsidiary, choosing Oxford and the Oxford Centre for Innovation as its...
Read More

Five minutes with Jonathan Musgrove, CEO of Oxford Sigma

November 6, 2023
We are pleased to welcome fusion materials technology start-up Oxford Sigma to our Oxford Centre for Innovation (read the news...
Read More

Discover More – Home

Discover More

Accessing Science Fund

The Oxford Trust’s Accessing Science Fund has been set up to improve access to science learning for all.

Find out more

Escalator Support Programme

Our Escalator Support Programme offers cost effective space in our innovation centres, including a discounted fee structure, business support, and access to the angel investment.

Find out more

Science Oxford Centre

Our Science Oxford Centre is the UK’s first indoor-outdoor science education centre specifically for early years and primary-aged children, their teachers and families.

Find out more

STEM Careers Programme

Our Science Oxford STEM Careers Programme for secondary school students encourages positive choices about careers in science and tech.

Find out more

Back to Top
Responsive Menu Pro Image Responsive Menu Clicked Image