OXFORD’S HUB FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS
A short bus ride from Oxford city centre, the Wood Centre for Innovation offers a flexible, purpose-built hub for start-up and early stage businesses specialising in science and technology. Set in 15 acres of beautiful woodland, our state-of-the-art office, meeting and conference facilities create an inspiring business environment.
PRIVATE OFFICE SPACE
Early stage businesses need workspace where they can realise their vision. WCFI’s flexible, all-inclusive solutions are designed to give you the freedom to grow with your business. With a variety of affordable options available, our on-site team and facilities give your business the perfect foundation to succeed.
- Hire offices for 6 to 22 people
- Purpose-built facilities with flexible terms
- Business support & experienced centre team
- Fast and reliable broadband (100MB upload and download speeds)
- Flexible monthly licence agreement
If you want the professional image but don’t need a physical space to work.
- Prestigious company address
- Mail forwarding
- Call handling
- Access to free on-site business support
- Discounted meeting room hire
MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES
Our meeting and conference facilities at the Wood Centre for Innovation are set in beautiful woodland, less than 15 minutes from Oxford city centre. We offer meeting rooms for up to 20 people, right through to our state-of-the-art conference auditorium, which seats up to 100 guests. Enjoy high-spec presentation equipment, fast, reliable broadband and a variety of catering options including our excellent on-site café.
- Meeting rooms for up to 20 people
- 100-seat auditorium
- Variety of catering services
- Reception services and on-site parking
The Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI) is partnered and fully integrated with the Oxford Centre for Innovation (OCFI), already a well-established hub in the heart of Oxford. This enables our businesses to tap into a larger network of science and technology companies, and allows the sharing of expertise and resources, including access to meeting rooms in a city centre location.
The Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI) and the Oxford Centre for Innovation (OCFI) are both owned by The Oxford Trust; an independent charitable trust founded in 1985 by entrepreneurs Sir Martin and Lady Audrey Wood. The Trust’s mission is to encourage the pursuit of science and enterprise.
Both innovation centres encourage enterprise by providing cost-effective, flexible office space, meeting and conference facilities and business support for tech entrepreneurs and start-ups. They have enabled hundreds of innovative companies to begin, develop and grow, including; Mirada Medical, Perspectum Diagnostics, Natural Motion and Oxford Computer Consultants.
The Trust’s sustainable business model means that income from WCFI and OCFI is reinvested in the Science Oxford Centre at Stansfeld Park and their Science Oxford education and engagement programmes. The strength of the Trust’s business model is that it supports both ends of the innovation ecosystem, from inspiring young children about the wonders of science, to helping start-ups develop and grow.
Our centre is managed by Oxford Innovation, who ran Europe’s first ever innovation centre set up by The Oxford Trust – and now manage a growing network of over 20 centres across the UK.
As a high-growth business itself, the Oxford Innovation team understands the challenges that innovators, start-ups, entrepreneurs and emerging businesses face. They know what works and how best to support your business. Being a part of their network allows you to connect with over 1,000 businesses and gain access to facilities in any of their locations (subject to availability).
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Further government funding supports phase II R&D lab conversion at The Oxford Trust’s Wood Centre for Innovation
The Oxford Trust, the local charity encouraging the pursuit of science and enterprise, is to commence the second phase of its conversion of dedicated high spec laboratory facilities at its Wood Centre for Innovation in Headington, Oxford, following £0.2 million...
The High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Imam Monawar Hussain has officially opened the newly-converted class II R&D laboratories alongside Jeremy Long, chair of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP), and Steve Burgess of The Oxford Trust, the charity that...
Biotech start-up, Samsara Therapeutics, is the first company to take new laboratory space at The Oxford Trust’s Wood Centre for Innovation. The Trust, a local charity encouraging the pursuit of science and enterprise, is developing life science laboratories...
The Oxford Trust, the local charity encouraging the pursuit of science and enterprise, is to install £0.5 million of new life science laboratory facilities at its Wood Centre for Innovation in Headington, Oxford. The Trust has received £100,000 in...
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