Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI)

Named after our patrons, the WCFI has just opened at Stansfeld Park in Headington Quarry. The innovation centre provides 25,000 sq-ft of flexible office and electronic lab space for start-up and grow-on companies working in science and technology and ecosystem-supporting organisations. It capitalises on the site’s proximity to the city’s fast-growing health and data sciences quarter, centred on the University of Oxford’s Old Road campus, clinical research facilities at the local hospitals and Oxford Brookes University. Set in 18-acres of beautiful woodland, the centre adjoins the new Science Oxford Centre and  includes a 100-seat flexible theatre, impressive meeting and conference facilities as well as a café, and an outdoor eating area. Businesses located here benefit from being a part of a thriving cutting-edge science and tech community.

The centre is now open and, like OCFI, is managed by Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading operator of innovation centres. There is more information on the WCFI website here. Alternatively, you can download our WCFI Brochure. If you are interested in office space at the new centre, contact the Oxford Innovation team on 01865 261400 to find out more and book a tour.

Head-to-head with Alexander Varmuza at Sportside

August 9, 2019
Based at the Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI), Sportside is developing the go-to app and website for sports. We went...
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We went head-to-head with Sarah Haywood, Advanced Oxford’s new MD

July 22, 2019
If you were looking to find someone to lead a new organisation with a vision to be the business voice...
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Head-to-head with José Maria Peña at Lurtis

June 21, 2019
One of our first residents at our new Wood Centre for Innovaton (WCFI) is Lurtis, a burgeoning AI company based...
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Head-to-head with Ross Upton, CEO of Ultromics

February 11, 2019
Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the largest cause of death globally? We spoke to Ross Upton, CEO of...
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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 Wood Centre for Innovation (or WCFI) is located on Quarry Road in Headington (OX3 8SB).
Bus: 12-minute walk from Oxford Tube and National Express routes to London, Heathrow and Gatwick
Local buses: 4A, 8, 9, 280, 400. The PickMeUp bus service is also a good way of getting to WCFI.
Cycle: cycle racks available
Car: WCFI has limited parking. Book well in advance.

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