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May 17th 2021

Astrid Education strengthens leadership team with key hire from King

With a background from King and the Candy Crush franchise, Astrid’s new hire John Almbecker brings with him a broad experience of product development and building world-class digital consumer experiences.

May 17th 2021

Five minutes with Rachael Grimaldi, Founder of Cardmedic

CardMedic must go down as one of the fastest digital start-ups of all time: it went from concept to launch in just 72 hours and this month has signed its first agreement with Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance Trust.

May 17th 2021

Oxford Brain Diagnostics awarded £1.4m to test technology in NHS

Based in our Oxford Centre for Innovation, Oxford Brain Diagnostics (OBD) wins £1.4m funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to test Alzheimer’s diagnostics in the NHS.

May 17th 2021

Optellum goes global with breakthrough

One of our Oxford Centre for Innovation-based companies, Optellum launches the world’s first AI decision support for early lung cancer detection.

May 17th 2021

New milestone for development of ColdQuantas’s quantum positioning system (QPS)

Based in our Oxford Centre for Innovation, Cold Quanta announces new milestones for its High-BIAS2 – or High Bandwidth Intertial Atom Source – project that moves the industry closer to safer skies with more precise inflight navigation systems.

May 5th 2021

Five Minutes with Adam Forsyth, CTO of TZ

We spoke to Adam Forsyth CTO of TZ, an Australian start-up at the forefront of electronic locking device development and one of our newer residents at the Oxford Centre for Innovation.

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 […]