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November 13th 2023

Autumn news from companies in our innovation centres

There have been many exciting developments for companies in our two innovation centres, the Wood Centre for Innovation and the Oxford Centre for Innovation In case you’ve missed any of the good news, we’ve put together a collection of highlights from the past few months. New companies in our centres We’re pleased to have […]

November 9th 2023

A Celebration of Innovation with Oxford Hospitals Charity

Wood Centre for Innovation based Oxford Hospitals Charity, together with Leonardo Royal Hotel Oxford, hosted the Oxfordshire science and business community at an inspirational event on the 6th of November to showcase some of the groundbreaking clinical projects supported by the charity. It was a celebration of innovation with impact! A […]

October 9th 2023

Five minutes with NavLive co-founders Dr David Wisth and Prof Maurice Fallon

University of Oxford spinout NavLive has recently joined the community of inspiring deep-tech start-ups at our Oxford Centre for Innovation. With its advanced 3D mapping technology, it aims to create new norms in the complex management of building sites, bringing economic benefits to the building and construction sector. We spoke to its co-founders, […]

August 10th 2023

Five Minutes with CardMedic’s co-founders Rachael and Tim Grimaldi

Award-winning healthtech start-up CardMedic has joined the community of pioneering science and tech companies in The Oxford Trust’s Oxford Centre for Innovation. We spoke to CEO Rachael Grimaldi and MD Tim Grimaldi, to find out more about their digital platform to aid communication between healthcare professionals and patients, and their fundamental quest to […]

June 14th 2023

Five minutes with Lily Elsner, CEO of Jack Fertility

The Oxford Trust welcomed a new science & tech company to the Wood Centre for Innovation this month. Jack Fertility is a young start-up with a big mission. They aim to change the conversation about fertility and address a gender imbalance in the lack of fertility testing and support available to men. […]

August 11th 2020

Oxford Innovation are now Umbrella members of Oxfordshire Bioscience Network

Oxford Innovation are now Umbrella members of Oxfordshire Bioscience Network, giving WCFI residents access to free membership and benefits.

February 4th 2020

Head-to-head with Barbara Hammond at the Low Carbon Hub

We went head-to-head with Barbara Hammond, founder and CEO of the Low Carbon Hub – a small social enterprise with big aims, now based at our Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI).

January 27th 2020

Barclays Eagle Lab for WCFI

Barclays has announced the launch of its latest Barclays Eagle Lab at the Wood Centre for Innovation in partnership with The Oxford Trust. The flagship Lab, for early-stage science and technology start-ups, is aimed at supporting spin-out scientists, university graduates and entrepreneurs in their quest for unlocking innovation and business […]

December 11th 2019

Head-to-head with Ed Pentz from Crossref

We went head-to-head with Ed Pentz from Crossref, Executive Director of the ever-growing not-for-profit based at our Oxford Centre for Innovation (OCFI).

October 4th 2019

Head to Head: Wendy Tindsley, Innovation Director for Oxford Innovation

We sit down with Innovation Director, Wendy Tindsley to find out a bit more about her and how she is looking forward to helping businesses across Oxfordshire and at WCFI. What is your background and what did you do before this role? Having started out with a scientific PhD, I […]