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 and tech. 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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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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Helio appoints Prof. Henry Snaith FRS as Chief Scientific Officer

April 19, 2022
Based in R&D labs at our Wood Centre for Innovation, Helio Display Materials has appointed Professor Henry Snaith FRS as...
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Flurry of new companies join our two innovation centres

March 29, 2022
In the last three months, we’ve seen a flurry of new companies joining our two innovation centres in Oxford, with...
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Exit Right: a new series of expert-led events for entrepreneurs

March 22, 2022
The Oxford Trust, Barclays Eagle Labs, Oxford Innovation and Freeths launch a new expert-led event series called Exit Right for...
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Interviews with our businesses

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Five minutes with Natalie Jackson, Marketing & Commercial Manager at RedShiftBio

July 25, 2022
The age of biopharmaceuticals brings with it a huge amount of promise as complex compounds are used to improve targeting...
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Five minutes with Jim Roberston, Chartered Patent Attorney at Lawrie IP

June 30, 2022
We spoke to Jim Robertson, Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at Lawrie IP, who specialise in IP for...
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Five minutes with Peter Gardom, Director of This Great Adventure

June 22, 2022
We spent five minutes with Peter Gardom, Director at this great adventure ltd, a family-run company that works out of...
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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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