Harwell Campus

Harwell Campus

Harwell Campus
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Harwell is home to organisations, institutions and businesses shaping the world of today and tomorrow.

A campus where world-class people work in world-class facilities to solve global challenges. A place where people prepare for life in space; where electrons generate beams ten billion times brighter than the Sun, and academia and industry collide to bring innovation to market. A powerhouse with proven credentials for scientific breakthroughs and technological innovation. An engine for national economic growth.

Well-established as one of the leading science and innovation campuses in Europe, Harwell is steeped in world firsts: from the discovery of the world’s largest prime number, to the building of Europe’s first energy producing fission reactor and the launch of the transistorised computer.

Our vision is to grow Harwell into the most important campus of its kind globally. We will do this by developing even stronger links with leading universities and the broader R&D community both in the UK and internationally. We believe that Harwell’s success depends on the people it attracts and the positive cross-sector collaboration it supports, so we will carry on building an ecosystem where organisations of all sizes can work together.

Sitting on 700 acres, south of the historic city of Oxford, Harwell welcomes new facilities, businesses and people each year. We continue to expand on-site facilities aimed at those who work and visit here, such as places to eat, drink, live and catch up with colleagues and friends.



ARC Oxford Unveils Next Generation Ascent Development

ARC Oxford has secured planning permission to demolish seven buildings at the city campus and develop a new state-of-the-art facility for the science, technology and innovation sector. ‘Ascent’ has been designed to accelerate innovation and once operational is estimated to create approximately 500 jobs and contribute £38 million GVA to the economy annually.

Creating an Inclusive Lab of the Future: Survey

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Seloxium Joins Growing Science Community at Arc Oxford

Seloxium Ltd, a University of Oxford Spin-out company, has taken over 2,000 sq. ft of laboratory and office space at ARC Oxford, further strengthening the ever-growing community of science and technology organisations on the campus. Seloxium has developed new patented...

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