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 2023

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


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Partner with us

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the opening of the Science Oxford Centre and Wood Centre for Innovation, The Oxford Trust has launched the Accessing Science Fund. Partner with us to give more children and young people access to science learning through our well-established Science Oxford programmes.


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Wild Bioscience wins The Oxford Trust-sponsored Emerging Tech Business Award at the 2024 Oxfordshire Business Awards

June 10, 2024
Announced at the glamourous Oxfordshire Business Awards ceremony on 7th June, this year’s winner of the Emerging Tech Business Award...
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Agreement with The Oxford Trust makes Primary Science Teaching Trust lead partner for delivery of Thinking Doing Talking Science courses

June 3, 2024
Under an exclusive license from The Oxford Trust, the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) is, from 1st June 2024, the...
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The Oxford Trust launches Accessing Science Fund to support young people into STEM

May 21, 2024
The Oxford Trust has launched the Accessing Science Fund to improve science learning for children and young people who are...
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Interviews with our businesses

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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...
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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...
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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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Accessing Science Fund

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

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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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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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