Oxford Centre for Innovation (OCFI)

At any one time, OCFI is home to 200+ people working in science and tech start-ups. See below the interviews we’ve done with some of the exciting businesses working out of our centre.

Managed by Oxford Innovation on behalf of the Trust, OCFI offers affordable office space, flexible meeting and conference rooms, as well as office support services. The centre is located within walking distance of the University of Oxford’s science campus, only five-minutes walk from Oxford train station, close to the city centre shops and restaurants as well as national and local bus routes.

Oxford Centre for Innovation is part of a network of centres managed by Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading operator of innovation centres. For further information about office space at OCFI, contact the Oxford Innovation team on 01865 261 400

Head-to-head with Wendy Tindsley, OI’s Innovation Director

July 21, 2020
We went head-to-head with Wendy Tindsley, Innovation Director for Oxford Innovation (or OI), who provides business support for businesses in...
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Head-to-head with Mike Denis at Akrivia Health

July 13, 2020
We went head-to-head with Akrivia Health – the latest company to join us at the Oxford Centre for Innovation. Did...
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Head-to-head with Helen Williams at Vitaccess

March 12, 2020
We went head-to-head with Helen Williams, Director of Operations, at Vitaccess – a pioneering digital healthcare consultancy. We interviewed Vitacess at...
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Head-to-head with Jessica Dillon at the Social Tech Trust

March 2, 2020
We went head-to-head with Jessica Dillon, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Social Tech Trust, one of our newest residents...
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Head-to-head with Rupert Wilkinson at Oxford Product Design

February 20, 2020
We went head-to-head with Rupert Wilkinson, MD of Oxford Product Design – in fact, the only product design consultancy working...
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Head-to-head with Katie Bedborough at Oxford VR

January 22, 2020
We went head-to-head with Katie Bedborough, COO and CFO of new-kid-on-the-virtual-block, Oxford VR. Started in 2016, Oxford VR is a...
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Head-to-head with Diego Vargas at Habitar

January 16, 2020
We went head-to-head with Diego Vargas, founder and director of Habitar Architects – a small, Oxford-based architect’s practice that prides...
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Head-to-head with Ed Pentz from Crossref

November 25, 2019
We went head-to-head with Ed Pentz from Crossref, Executive Director of the ever-growing not-for-profit based at our Oxford Centre for...
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Head-to-head with DeepZen

November 4, 2019
We went head-to-head with Kerem Sozugecer (CTO and co-Founder), Omer Gunes (NLP lead) and Spyridoula Papandreou (TTS language engineer) from...
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Head-to-head with Jerome Declerk from Optellum

October 21, 2019
We went head-to-head with Jerome Declerk from Optellum to find out more about how they detect lung cancer in the...
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Head-to-head with Steven Chance at Oxford Brain Diagnostics

August 12, 2019
There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. This will soar to...
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Head-to-head with Andrew Luers at Habitat Energy

July 17, 2019
This week we went head-to-head with Andrew Luers, Co-founder and CEO of Habitat Energy. Did you know we’re getting a...
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Head-to-head with Mike Betts at Photocrowd

April 9, 2018
Photocrowd, a second-floor resident of OCFI, was started by ex-photographer Mike Betts. We spoke to him about the company and...
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Head-to-head with Dr Chris Dore at Aether

March 19, 2018
It’s OCFI resident Aether’s tenth birthday this year. We met Founding Director Dr Chris Dore to find out more about...
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Head-to-head with Elspeth Briscoe at Learning with Experts

February 26, 2018
Learning with Experts is a new online learning platform for adults who want to upskill or learn something new. We...
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Head-to-head with Paul Finn at Oxford Drug Design

February 12, 2018
One of OCFI’s current residents – Oxford Drug Design – is at the forefront of research to find new antibiotics....
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Head-to-head with Oliver Gummery at Createc

January 29, 2018
Although a long way from its main office in Cumbria, Createc is one of the latest businesses to have moved...
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Head-to-head with Steve Whitla at Visual Meaning

October 13, 2017
Steve Whitla is passionate about maps. He is the founder and CEO of Visual Meaning, a company that helps large...
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Head-to-head with Nathan Bentall from Radix 2

May 12, 2017
Like all good tech entrepreneurs Nathan Bentall started his company – Radix 2 Limited – in a garden shed. Fresh...
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The Oxford Centre for Innovation (or OCFI) is located on New Road close to the train station, city centre shops and restaurants, as well as national and local buses.
Train: 10-minute walk from Oxford train station
Bus: 5-minute walk from central Oxford bus station at Gloucester Green
Local buses: 280, 4A, 8 and 9
Cycle: cycle racks available and cycle hire from the station
Car: OCFI has a few car parking spaces but there are several car parks within a 2 to 5 minute walk.

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