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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 […]

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 […]