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Find out about the latest news, views and events from our dynamic community here at Wood Centre for Innovation. Discover how our pioneering customers are developing and growing their businesses with the help of the centre's supportive and knowledgable network and community.

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January 18th 2021

Five minutes with Matt Brown, co-founder of Quorbit

Quorbit might be a start-up but it is already working with some key names in UK retail and hospitality like Costa, John Lewis and WH Smith. Co-founded by workforce management […]

November 19th 2020

Five minutes with Mark Preston, CEO and Co-founder of Prismea

If you work in a lab, you’ll be interested in our latest interview with Mark Preston, co-founder and CEO of Prismea Ltd, developers of SampleSafe.app. SampleSafe.app is for lab technicians […]

October 28th 2020

Five minutes with Tim Ballance, Lead Scientist at ColdQuanta UK

ColdQuanta UK, the Oxford-based quantum atomics company, has been awarded £2.8 million in Innovate UK grants to lead a consortium of companies across the UK to develop three projects, including work on a new, ground-breaking quantum positioning system (QPS) or gyroscope.

October 14th 2020

Five minutes with Gerard Shields from Printpool

We spent five minutes with Gerard Shields Founder and Director of Printpool Additive Manufacturing Ltd and Director Srishti Kadu to find out what really goes on in room G6 at our Wood Centre for Innovation. Set up in July 2020 and run by young entrepreneurs Gerard and Srishti, PrintPool’s offering in the 3D printing/additive manufacturing industry is unique.

September 15th 2020

The Wood Centre for Innovation: our green credentials

Did you know that our centre and adjoining Science Oxford Centre in Headington have great sustainability credentials? Our founders, Sir Martin and Lady Audrey Wood, are passionate about the countryside and environmental sustainability.

September 15th 2020

Head to Head with Alex Greenhalgh at Spintex

We went head-to-head with Alex Greenhalgh, CEO and co-founder of Spintex – a brilliant new business developing artificially spun silk based in Wood Centre for Innovation.

July 15th 2020

Head to Head with Mike Denis at Akrivia Health

We went head-to-head with Akrivia Health – the latest company to join us in our sister site, Oxford Centre for Innovation.

June 10th 2020

Head-to-Head with Wendy Tindsley, OI’s Innovation Director

We went head-to-head with Wendy Tindsley, Innovation Director for Oxford Innovation (or OI), who provides business support for businesses in both centres – the Wood Centre for Innovation and the Oxford Centre for Innovation owned by The Oxford Trust.

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).

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).