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.



New Director at Harwell Campus for Rosalind Franklin Institute

The Rosalind Franklin Institute at Harwell Campus announces Professor Paul Matthews as its new Institute Director. The Rosalind Franklin Institute is a national research institute developing new technologies to tackle important health research challenges. Funded by UK...

New ‘Out of This World’ Conference Centre Opens at Harwell

Photo L:R Meganne Christian, Reserve Astronaut & Exploration Commercialisation Lead for the UK, Nick Appleyard, ESA’s Acting Head of ECSAT, Josef Aschbacher, Director General of ESA, The Rt Hon Chloe Smith, Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and...

Arc Oxford Creates Space for Oxfordshire Youth to Launch Flagship Centre

ARC Oxford, the city’s innovation cluster, has provided ‘in-kind’ space to the charity Oxfordshire Youth, to create its flagship Oxford Centre for Youth Innovation and to help further tackle inequality in the local community. The local community surrounding the campus...

Harwell Secures £300M for Next Phase of Campus Development

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus has secured £300m of financing to help it expand and build out new laboratory, advanced manufacturing, and office space. The finance facility was secured by the campus public-private partnership – a joint venture between...

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