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May 5th 2021

FIVE MINUTES WITH ADAM FORSYTH, CTO OF TZ

TZ, an Australian start-up at the forefront of electronic locking device development

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….

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.

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.