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Wood Centre for Innovation

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.

News at
Wood Centre for Innovation

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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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.

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.

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.

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).

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 […]

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).

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 […]