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, office support facilities and Make Oxford, a creative workspace with professionally-managed prototyping equipment and services for local science and tech businesses and entrepreneurs. 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 261400

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 Zeeshan Akhtar, CEO and Founder of Scout Health

January 7, 2019
We spoke to Zeeshan Akhtar, CEO and Founder of Scout Health, a brilliant new app that links you directly with...
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Head-to-head with Carolyn Hicks at Brill Power

April 30, 2018
A recent resident of OCFI, Brill Power is going from strength to strength. We spoke to Head of Finance, Carolyn...
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Head-to-head with Clare Lerway at Consultant Connect

April 16, 2018
Consultant Connect, a second-floor resident of OCFI, has developed a business idea that is dramatically reducing NHS costs. We spoke...
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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 Hugh Bettesworth at Mirada Medical

March 26, 2018
One of the OCFI’s longer-term residents, Mirada Medical is a global brand in advanced medical imaging software, mainly for cancer...
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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 Helen Williams at Vitaccess

November 28, 2017
Vitaccess is a pioneering digital healthcare consultancy. In case you’re wondering, it’s pronounced ‘Vyte-access’. The company has recently partnered with...
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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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Head-to-head with Angela Hobbs from Triteq

March 9, 2017
This is the first of our blogs on the science and tech businesses that work in the Trust’s OCFI building...
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Location

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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