Oxford Centre for Innovation

Oxford Centre for Innovation

New Road


Oxford Centre for Innovation provides the ideal workspace for start-up and growing companies, offering flexible, professional premises with a range of business support services needed during the first vital years of operation.

Serviced offices are available to let on flexible terms, with as little as one months’ notice. The on-site meeting and conference rooms are ideal for client appointments or presentations and there’s a welcoming reception team to greet guests. The centre also provides virtual offices for those not ready for office space.

The centre differs from a standard business centre by offering a range of practical innovation and growth support that proactively encourages the development of start-ups, entrepreneurial and high-growth companies.

Supportive Office Environment

Oxford Centre for Innovation provides a professional base to work from, allowing businesses to grow within a lively environment where they will have access to the skills, knowledge and experience of similar individuals and companies.

With 20,000 square feet of office space, Oxford Centre for Innovation can provide a home for up to 50 companies. Offices range from 140 to 1,500 square feet, ideal for companies with 1 to 25 employees.

The centre is the ideal environment for start-up and early-stage companies. The costs are tightly controlled, there are no long term contracts and the day to day running of the offices is in safe hands, leaving companies to concentrate on growing their business.

Companies at Oxford Centre for Innovation can benefit from the following:

  • On-site staff services and facilities management so the day to day running issues are taken care of
  • Licence agreement with as little as one month’s notice period
  • Easy to predict, clear and transparent monthly charges
  • Ability to upscale and downsize quickly
  • Receptionists service to answer calls in your company name and greet visitors, helping to provide a professional image
  • Workshop and storage space available to hire on flexible terms
  • On-site conference and meeting facilities available to hire on a daily and hourly rate
  • Access to superfast internet and telephony connections
  • 24/7 office access and on-site security for peace of mind
  • Free on-site parking


Licence fee charges for the office space include all of the following:

  • Service charges
  • Business rates
  • Heating, water and electricity
  • Site management
  • Reception services
  • Buildings insurance and maintenance


Virtual Office

Oxford Centre for Innovation offers virtual office packages designed to provide you with a professional image for your business, without incurring the cost of renting office space. Ideal for start-up companies, those on the road or working from home. There really isn’t a better way to get your business off the ground.

Meeting and Conference Facilities

Oxford Centre for Innovation has a range of superb conference and meeting rooms available to hire by the hour or the day by internal or external companies, accommodating 2 to 40 delegates. Whether space is needed for a conference, product launch, board meeting or interview; there is a room to meet the requirements.

The rooms are fully equipped with presentation equipment, free WiFi, ample parking, break-out space and catering facilities are available on request. The experienced, professional reception team support bookings from start to finish; from arranging the catering to welcoming guests. 

Business Support

As part of the supportive environment within Oxford Centre for Innovation, networking amongst customers is encouraged. Regular business networking events, as well as a range of training and learning events on relevant business topics in conjunction with partners, are held at the centre.

Science Oxford

Oxford Centre for Innovation is managed by Oxford Innovation on behalf of Science Oxford, as part of their ongoing efforts to support the innovation landscape in the region. 

Science Oxford is the public face of The Oxford Trust, an independent charity and Company limited by guarantee with the mission to ‘Encourage the pursuit of science and enterprise’. Since the Trust was established in 1985 it has played a leading role in stimulating communication and making links between scientists, entrepreneurs and the public in the region.

Oxford Innovation

Oxford Centre for Innovation is managed by Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading business and innovation centre operator. Part of the SQW Group, which employs 180 staff, Oxford Innovation provide flexible office, laboratory, workshop and studio space to over 900 start-up and growing companies throughout a UK-wide network of business and innovation centres. For a full listing of Oxford Innovation’s centres, please visit the website at


Oxford Innovation also runs a range of business support programmes across the UK and three highly successful investment networks that link investors with entrepreneurs.

How to find us

Located in the heart of the historic and culturally diverse city of Oxford, Oxford Centre for Innovation offers excellent transport links. It is a five minute walk from Oxford rail and bus stations which provide a regular service to London in an hour. The A34 and M40 are easily accessible and provide excellent road links to the North and South of the country.

The centre neighbours the main shopping area and a variety of restaurants and bars. Tourist attractions including Oxford University, Oxford Castle and the Ashmolean Museum are within walking distance.



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