The Oxford Trust

Encouraging the pursuit of science

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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.
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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.

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The Oxford Trust’s Annual Review 2022

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


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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.


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TheHill secures UK government funding and Barclays support to help advance digital innovation in the NHS

November 28, 2023
TheHill, which supports digital innovation within the health sector across Oxfordshire, has been successful in securing the support of the...
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Autumn news from companies in our innovation centres

November 13, 2023
There have been many exciting developments for companies in our two innovation centres, the Wood Centre for Innovation and the...
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A Celebration of Innovation with Oxford Hospitals Charity

November 9, 2023
Wood Centre for Innovation-based Oxford Hospitals Charity, together with Leonardo Royal Hotel Oxford, hosted the Oxfordshire science and business community...
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Interviews with our businesses

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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...
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Five minutes with NavLive co-founders Dr David Wisth and Prof Maurice Fallon

October 9, 2023
University of Oxford spinout NavLive has recently joined the community of inspiring deep-tech start-ups at our Oxford Centre for Innovation....
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Five Minutes with CardMedic’s co-founders Rachael and Tim Grimaldi

August 10, 2023
Award-winning healthtech start-up CardMedic has joined the community of pioneering science and tech companies in The Oxford Trust’s Oxford Centre for...
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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.

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Barclays Eagle Lab

In partnership with The Oxford Trust, Barclays run an Eagle Lab at our Wood Centre for Innovation in Headington.

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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.

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STEM Careers Programme

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

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