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March 29th 2021

Samsara takes new lab space at Wood Centre for Innovation

The £0.5m development – now underway – will deliver laboratory facilities to answer the significant demand that has been seen in the last year from science and tech start-ups and SMEs for lab space in Oxford’s Global Health and Life Sciences District, one of the UK’s leading technology clusters delivering lifesaving developments such as the COVID-19 vaccine.

March 8th 2021

£0.5 million Headington life science laboratory development at The Oxford Trust’s Innovation Centre supported by funding secured by OxLEP

The Oxford Trust, the local charity encouraging the pursuit of science and enterprise, is to undertake a half million-pound project to….

October 13th 2020

Tips for Science & Tech Start-Ups from our Innovation Director, Wendy Tindsley

Our talented Innovation Director, Wendy Tindsley, gives us insight into how she is currently working with and advising companies based in Oxford Centre for Innovation and Wood Centre for Innovation to focus on during a pandemic.

October 2nd 2020

Barclays Eagle Labs officially launches in Oxford at The Wood Centre for Innovation

Barclays Eagle Labs has officially opened its doors in Oxford at The Oxford Trust’s The Wood Centre for Innovation in Headington’s Health & Life Sciences District. To celebrate, the Oxford Barclay Eagle Lab will be hosting a week-long series of online launch events covering a range of topics.

September 17th 2020

The Oxford Trust welcomes five new science and tech businesses during lockdown across its two innovation centres as enquiries soar

The Oxford Trust has welcomed five new occupiers during lockdown across its two Oxford innovation centres: The Oxford Centre for Innovation next to Oxford Castle and The Wood Centre for Innovation in Headington’s Global Health & Life Sciences District. In addition, two current occupiers have taken expansion space, bringing the total new space taken during lockdown to 4,000 sq ft.

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.

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 […]

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, […]