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Our testimonials

Hear what our community of science and tech entrepreneurs say about The Wood Centre for Innovation.

"We chose The Wood Centre because as our business develops, we needed immediate expansion space, as well as to benefit from the expert business support that comes with the space through its innovation director who is always on hand to aid us. It’s great to be part of a community which is made up of so many different companies while being located in Oxford and surrounded by lovely woodland!"

Alex Greenhalgh

Founder of Spintex

"The Wood Center for Innovation has been an ideal home Samsara’s Biology Team hive as we incubate and innovate new therapeutics for treating neurodegenerative disorders. We love socializing in the café, the woodland setting of the laboratory space, and the proximity to Oxford University."

Tim Piser

Head of Research and Development, Samsara Therapeutics

"There is no better place for DJS Antibodies to take its next steps as part of the biopharmaceutical company AbbVie. The Wood Centre for Innovation laboratories are state-of-the-art, and we are in walking distance of four world-leading Oxford University research hospitals, providing easy links to some of the best academics in the world, allowing us to contribute to and benefit from this world-leading biomedical ecosystem. We’re thrilled to call the Wood Centre for Innovation our home."

Joe Illingworth

Director of Research, DJS Antibodies

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"Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI) is the best innovation space in Oxford to forge industry-academia partnerships and to establish an R&D-based company."

José María Peña

Co-founder and CTO of Lurtis

“We chose the Wood Centre for Innovation because of its flexible and proactive approach to meeting Helio’s requirements. We had some very detailed wet lab requirements, which we might have been able to get elsewhere, but the Wood Centre team were prepared to go the extra mile to deliver a facility that really is a perfect fit for Helio.”

Valérie Berryman-Bousquet

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"PicturaBio chose the Wood Centre for Innovation because it offered collaboration between team members working in their office on AI imaging software and those working in an adjoining laboratory. Access to both laboratory and office space in the same building is not always possible but getting access to both is rare.”

Alex Batchelor

Co-founder & CEO, PicturaBio

"We are pleased to be part of The Oxford Trust’s Escalator Support Programme to enable Jack Fertility’s male fertility research for our novel postal sperm test. It is a tremendous vote of confidence in the work we're doing to empower men to take control of their reproductive health. We're so grateful for this support in the form of lab space, investment sourcing support, and PR. It's allowing our Oxford-based team to pursue ground-breaking new frontiers with world-first product designs and cutting-edge male fertility testing methods, in a beautiful location."

Lily Elsner

CEO, Jack Fertility

"We wanted a lab space where we could bring in people to showcase the unit and the Wood Centre was a natural choice. It’s just perfect for us. A crucial thing that when people come for a demonstration, the reception is bright and friendly and you can meet in the café area for refreshments. It makes all the difference for us in helping us to welcome guests in a lovely setting.”
One of the other deciding factors was the outreach work with schools that The Oxford Trust carries out through Science Oxford, which gives the place a vibrant buzz. It’s wonderful to see children coming in to learn about STEM and also means we have a 100-seat theatre we can use for presentations."

Nathalie Jackson

Marketing Manager, Red Shift Bio

"The Wood Centre for Innovation ticks all the boxes for Lumai as it has lab space and office space, and is a nice working environment."

Tim Weil

CEO, Lumai

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