Opening up opportunities
It’s all very well working in your own space, but sometimes it’s helpful to think outside the box and exchange or discuss ideas with other people. Collaboration is made so much easier when there are opportunities literally on your doorstep. With knowledgeable like-minded people working all around you, networking at WCFI is easy.
When you join the Wood Centre for Innovation in Oxford, you also have access to our expert business support service run by our in-house Innovation Director, Wendy Tindsley.
Wendy has many years’ experience in providing practical business support for our science and tech community and can connect you with relevant sources of help and initiatives. We have one common goal: to see your business thrive.
Meet the innovative businesses already part of our growing community.
The Oxford Centre for Innovation
Located in the heart of Oxford, our sister centre, the Oxford Centre for Innovation offers affordable and flexible workspace solutions for start-up and early-stage businesses specialising in science and technology. Perfectly positioned just a five-minute walk away from the main rail and bus transport hubs, and a short walk to many of the University of Oxford’s physical sciences facilities, the Saïd Business School and social entrepreneurship centres.
Meet the team
Our team at the Wood Centre for Innovation are here to make your life easier. They’re experienced, friendly and they genuinely want to help.
Centre Manager (Operations)
Rosie moved from Scotland to Oxford in 2013 and has since made the city her home. Before joining the team at the Wood Centre for Innovation she worked for The Oxford Trust and has seen the Wood Centre for Innovation evolve from the original site, to a building site and finally to the wonderful new centre that it is now. Rosie jumped at the chance to work in the new Wood Centre for Innovation and brings with her extensive customer relations and office management experience. In her spare time, she enjoys walking and cycling.
Centre Manager (Commercial)
Graham has a leisure background of multi-site management turning poorly performing facilities into profitable sites. Over the last 10 years Graham created and ran a start-up Health Tech business across the UK and Sweden. During his time in leisure he worked with professional athletes such as Watford Football Club’s first team.
Customer Experience Assistant
Cerys moved to Oxford last year and is enjoying finding her feet in the City of Dreaming Spires. She loves nature and the great outdoors, so is delighted to be working at the beautiful Wood Centre for Innovation site, where she ensures the smooth running of the centre. Cerys brings with her a wealth of experience in office administration & customer service and is really enjoying being the first point of call at the Wood Centre for Innovation. In her spare time she enjoys photography and gardening.
Karanjit is from Assam, India. Assam is in the North-East of India and is known for Assam Tea and Assam Silk. He is well versed with specialist lab techniques and have experience teaching laboratory diagnostics to MSc students. He also has experience lecturing M.Sc. students. Karanjit has worked in several laboratories and with various multi-disciplinary teams. He is a very friendly person and is always ready to help others. In his leisure time he plays badminton and cycles. He also enjoys cooking.
Interested in joining?
Speak to our team to find out more about becoming part of our science and technology community.