The Trust strives to place science and entrepreneurship at the heart of culture in our region so that everyone, irrespective of age or background, can develop their scientific and technological knowledge and understanding. Over the past thirty plus years the Trust, in partnership with a wide range of like-minded organisations, has built a supportive bridge between academia and business, created outstanding education programmes and enthused people of all ages about science and technology. It has also helped build the foundations of the successful science economy we see in Oxfordshire today. These are some of our current programmes and initiatives.
Science Oxford is the public-facing brand of the The Oxford Trust and delivers our education and engagement programmes.
The Trust is currently developing a new innovation centre and science education centre at Stansfeld Park, Headington, which will open in 2019.
Our Innovation Centres
We own the Oxford Centre for Innovation in the heart of Oxford and are now developing the Wood Centre for Innovation in Headington Quarry, which will open in 2019.
Make Oxford at OCFI
Make Oxford is a creative workspace with prototyping and making facilities for science and tech businesses, entrepreneurs and professional makers.
Meet-up Spaces at OCFI
The Trust runs several spaces at OCFI – including Make Oxford and The POD – specifically for networking and meet-up groups.
The Pod at OCFI
The POD offers modern conference facilities and flexible breakout space – as and when you need it – right in the heart of the city.
IF Oxford, science and ideas festival
In association with Science Oxford, the Festival runs 100 plus talks, performances and interactive events across the city to inspire intelligent conversation about science and innovation. For all ages.
The Enterprise Awards
The Oxford Trust Enterprise Awards recognise and celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship across our region.
This annual event is supported by the Trust and brings together innovators, investors and entrepreneurs from across the region.
Work With Us
Work with us to inspire and engage young people about STEM careers and help improve their employability skills
Supported by the Trust, Advanced Oxford is an active group of business leaders working together to grow the knowledge-intensive business economy of the Oxford region.