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August 9th 2019

Head to Head: Alexander Varmuza from Sportside

Based at the Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI), Sportside is developing the go-to app and website for sports. We went head-to-head with CEO and Founder, Alexander (Xan) Varmuza. Want to find someone to go running with while away on a business trip? Or to play a game of squash? Looking […]

July 1st 2019

Head to Head: Ultromics

We sit down with Ross Upton and Paul Leeson from Ultromics, one of WCFI’s new tenants, to find out a bit more about them and what Ultromics is up to. In your own words briefly explain what your business does Ultromics develops echo-based diagnostic support tools for cardiovascular disease, the […]

June 1st 2019

Head to Head: Jose Maria Pena, Co-founder and CTO of Lurtis

One of our first residents at our new Wood Centre for Innovaton (WCFI) is Lurtis, a burgeoning AI company based in Oxford and Madrid. We spoke to co-founder and CTO, José about his company. Lurtis is developing AI design assistance tools for the construction and engineering sector, tools that enable […]

April 23rd 2019

Keys handed over to new innovation centre tipped to boost Oxford’s science and tech ecosystem

The keys have been handed over to an innovation centre geared up to “propel” Oxfordshire’s early-stage science, technology and digital health start-ups to success. The stunning Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI) is located in 18 acres of woodland at Stansfeld Park in Headington Quarry. The new centre provides 25,000 sq […]

March 1st 2019

Beard Oxford hand over Stansfeld Park keys to The Oxford Trust

It might have been a wet, blustery winter’s day but for the Trust the sun was shining on Tuesday as Kenneth Hale from Beard Oxford handed the keys to our Stansfeld Park development to John Boyle, Chair of the Trust, and CEO Steve Burgess. The Trust took the leasehold on […]

December 1st 2018

Jobs set to be created by new Oxfordshire innovation centre

A new 25,000 sq-ft innovation and conference centre is set to open in Oxford’s health and science quarter, opening up many specialist jobs vacancies. The Wood Centre for Innovation is currently being built in 18-acres of woodland at Stansfeld Park in Headington. From spring 2019, the impressive facility will open, […]