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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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...
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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...
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Habitat Energy graduates from the Oxford Centre for Innovation

December 13, 2023
Habitat Energy joins a growing number of successful alumni of the Oxford Centre for Innovation. Owing to their remarkable growth...
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Interviews with our businesses

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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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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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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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