About Oxford Innovation
Oxford Innovation provides a range of services for the knowledge based economy and to organisations interested in business growth, technology commercialisation and economic development.
The company also delivers a range of business support programmes and three Investment Networks that raise funding for start-up and growing companies throughout the UK. The networks include Oxford Investment Opportunity Network, the Thames Valley Investment Network and Oxford Early Investments which collectively have helped over 90 companies raise £19.5m during the last five years.
Oxford Innovation is the UK’s leading operator of Innovation Centres and manages a network of 21 centres across the country that provide flexible office and lab space for over 400 high growth technology companies, a number of whom have floated on AIM.
Oxford Innovation was founded in 1987 by Sir Martin Wood, co-founder of Oxford Instruments plc, and provides services to innovative start-up companies, and to government bodies that promote enterprise. The company is a spin-off from The Oxford Trust, an independent charitable foundation that works to encourage the study and application of science and technology.
Oxford Innovation is part of SQW Group. Its sister firm is SQW, a leading provider of research, analysis and advice on sustainable economic and social development solutions to public and private organisations.