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July 8, 2013
Oxford Innovation expands services to help small businesses get into Europe
Oxford Innovation has joined the Enterprise Europe Network – the world’s largest network of 600 business support organisations that specialise in helping companies to grow through innovation, access to finance and internationalisation support. More

January 20, 2012
Welsh Government teams up with Oxford Innovation to boost Growth of Life Sciences Firms in Wales
Oxford Innovation has been appointed by the Welsh Government to deliver a new programme that will assist start-up and early stage life sciences firms with high growth potential to grow more rapidly over the next three years. More

November 18, 2011
Scott Bader Innovation Centre Officially Opened During Global Entrepreneurship Week
Scott Bader Innovation Centre in Northamptonshire was officially launched today (Friday 18 November) as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrations, with the first occupier set to move in next month. More

August 11, 2011
Harborough Innovation Centre welcomes first Occupiers
Harborough Innovation Centre, designed as a hub for local businesses to launch, innovate and grow, has welcomed its first occupiers this week. Four companies have moved into office premises at the Centre and one of the businesses is Sporting Edge which was set up by former Leicestershire and England cricketer Jeremy Snape. More

June 27, 2011
Chemicals multinational, Scott Bader, opens Innovation Centre for Start-up Companies
Multinational chemical firm, Scott Bader, has announced today that it is creating a new innovation centre for start-up companies in the specialty chemicals, composites and coatings sectors. Opening on 1 July, Scott Bader Innovation Centre will provide shared laboratory space and high quality offices in refurbished buildings on the company’s state-of-the-art R&D headquarters site at Wollaston, Northamptonshire. More

June 15, 2011
Oxford Innovation appointed to manage Harborough Innovation Centre
The Market Harborough Innovation and Business Centre, which will be a hub for local businesses to launch, innovate and grow, has been officially handed over by developer William Davis Ltd to Harborough District Council. The ceremony also marked the formal appointment of Oxford Innovation to manage the Innovation Centre.

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March 17, 2011
Oxford Innovation appointed to manage Nottinghamshire’s business innovation centres
Nottinghamshire County Council has awarded a contract to Oxford Innovation to manage its three business innovation centres and offer advice and support to small companies. More

March 14, 2011
Martin & Audrey Wood Enterprise Awards 2011 are Launched
Innovators and entrepreneurs across Oxfordshire and surrounding areas are urged to enter The Martin & Audrey Wood Enterprise Awards 2011, which are launched today. The awards offer fantastic opportunities for companies to gain recognition for their achievements and raise their profile within the local business community.

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February 21, 2011
Culham Innovation Centre marks 10 Years of Innovation Success
Senior representatives from the business, technology and research communities gathered at Culham, Oxfordshire recently to celebrate the key role played by Culham Innovation Centre in supporting the growth of innovative companies over the past 10 years. More

February 14, 2011
Oxford set to create new Innovation Centre on £30 million Science Centre site
Science Oxford has announced today that it is creating a new innovation centre to support entrepreneurs and start-up companies. Due to open in March, the 25,000 sq ft innovation centre is part of a site in the heart of the city of Oxford that will incorporate a £30 million science centre to be designed by internationally renowned architects, Foster + Partners.

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June 17, 2010
Lily Hill House, Bracknell, is open for business
Lily Hill House, a prestigious new business centre offering 31,050 square feet of prime office space near Bracknell in Berkshire, has officially opened for business and already attracted its first occupier. The site, which provides high quality flexible managed premises for companies large and small, is being managed by Oxford Innovation, a leading business and innovation centre operator. More

March 17, 2010
CEME Innovation Centre hits Occupancy High of 99%
New businesses are thriving in the Thames Gateway with the occupancy rate at CEME Innovation Centre in Dagenham reaching 99%. Located near the Ford car manufacturing site and in the heart of the Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) campus, the Innovation Centre provides high specification offices and workshops for around 40 new and growing companies. More

December 10, 2009
Oxford Innovation is New Manager of The Nucleus business and innovation centre, Dartford
Dartford Borough Council and ProLogis Developments Ltd have appointed Oxford Innovation as the new manager of The Nucleus business and innovation centre, Dartford. The building is located in the heart of The Bridge site, a £500 million mixed-use regeneration project in Dartford that is a joint venture between the Council and ProLogis. More

November 19, 2009
Lord Drayson marks Success of Oxfordshire Innovation Centre
Lord Drayson, Minister of State for Science and Innovation, visited Milton Park Innovation Centre, Oxfordshire, today (Thursday 19 November) to mark the key role played by the £6 million facility in providing support for entrepreneurs and innovative start-up companies during its first 12 months of operations. More

November 2, 2009
Winners celebrate Success at Martin & Audrey Wood Enterprise Awards
Over 200 representatives from the business, technology, research and investment communities in Oxfordshire and beyond gathered at the Saïd Business School, Oxford, recently as the winners of the Martin & Audrey Wood Enterprise Awards 2009 were chosen. More

October 26, 2009
Wonderland event marks Successful Launch of High Growth Business Programmes
150 delegates joined Oxford Innovation at their Wonderland event held recently at the stunning Caerhays Estate near St Austell to launch two Solutions for Business programmes, funded by Convergence and the South West Regional Development Agency (SWRDA), to assist businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in realising their growth ambitions. More

October 9, 2009
Beermat Entrepreneur, Mike Southon, marks success of High Growth Business Programmes
The Beermat Entrepreneur, Mike Southon, will be the guest speaker at a blockbuster event to mark the formal launch of two major programmes for entrepreneurs in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly worth nearly £9 million, which are managed by Oxford Innovation. More

October 6, 2009
ITV presenter, Louise Goodman, is first to sign up for Studio at Silverstone Innovation Centre
Silverstone Innovation Centre has launched a new Studio facility for start-up companies. ‘The Studio at Silverstone’ has the support of Louise Goodman, the award-winning ITV presenter - her new company, Goodman Media, was the first client to sign up for the innovative workspace facility.

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July 6, 2009
Oxford Innovation appointed to manage Major New Programmes to Grow Businesses for Cornwall and Isles

Oxford Innovation has been appointed to manage two major new programmes worth nearly £9 million that have been launched to support the development of high growth potential businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly over the next three years.
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July 5, 2009
Students gear up to compete in Grand Final of Silverstone Innovation Centre Design Challenge
School students from across the UK are gearing up to compete in the Silverstone Innovation Centre Design Challenge 2009 Grand Final to be held on Thursday 9 July at the world famous Silverstone Circuit. The winners of one category could see their designs for new Formula Fashion clothing sold in the Silverstone shops. More

June 29, 2009
Oxford Innovation launches the Martin & Audrey Wood Enterprise Awards 2009
Oxford Innovation has launched the Martin & Audrey Wood Enterprise Awards 2009. The Enterprise Awards celebrate the achievements of innovative companies in Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley and are returning this year with more categories and bigger and better prizes for the winners. The deadline for entries is 14 September and the awards will be presented at a Reception Evening to be held during the autumn at Saïd Business School, Oxford.

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April 27, 2009
Budding engineers prepare for Silverstone Innovation Centre Design Challenge
Young engineers and entrepreneurs were developing their skills at Silverstone recently as the shortlisted teams for the 2009 Silverstone Innovation Centre Design Challenge were put through their paces at a series of intensive training workshops. The one-day workshops event at Silverstone Innovation Centre, located at the famous Silverstone circuit, was part of the teams’ preparation for the Design Challenge Grand Final in July. More

January 19, 2009
Silverstone Innovation Centre is an Autosport winner
Silverstone Innovation Centre was in the thick of things at the recent Autosport International show at the NEC in Birmingham. Centre client, Sarah Franklin of Sarah Franklin Racing, came a close runner-up in the prestigious British Women Racing Drivers’ Club Gold Star Awards. More

December 8, 2008
New Oxfordshire Innovation Centre opens for business
MEPC Milton Park, one of Europe’s largest multi-use business parks, and Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading operator of innovation centres, have today opened a new purpose-built, multi-million pound Innovation Centre, reflecting the two organisations’ continued support for start-up and growing technology, biotech and other innovative companies. More

December 3, 2008
Oxford Innovation is New Manager of CEME Innovation Centre
There was good news today for London manufacturing and technology companies as the Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) announced the appointment of Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading operator of innovation centres, as the new manager of CEME Innovation Centre. More

October 23, 2008
Yeovil Innovation Centre prepares to Open for Business
Yeovil’s new multi-million pound Innovation Centre is soon to open for business following a momentous key handover to the project’s partners. Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading operator of innovation centres, is managing the Centre. More

June 30, 2008
MEPC Milton Park launches Innovation Centre for high growth technology companies
MEPC Milton Park, based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, announced today that it is increasing its support for entrepreneurial technology start-ups by launching a new, purpose-built Innovation Centre providing high quality offices and business support for up to 60 small and growing companies. More

May 14, 2008
School Students gear up for Silverstone Innovation Centre Design Challenge Final
School students from across the country are gearing up to participate in the Grand Final of the Silverstone Innovation Centre Design Challenge, which will be held on Friday 16 May at Silverstone Circuit.

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February 13, 2008
Expansion of Partner Electronics heralds move to Silverstone Innovation Centre
Partner Electronics Ltd, an innovative electronic design services company which provides support to engineering teams on business development projects, has moved into office premises at Silverstone Innovation Centre.

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January 16, 2008
Renaissance in Manufacturing celebrated at Flagship Incubator’s First Anniversary
Over 70 guests gathered yesterday at the Innovation Technology Centre (ITC) on South Yorkshire’s Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) at a special event on the theme of ‘Renaissance in Manufacturing’ held to mark the Centre’s first anniversary. More

August 7, 2007
Investment Success for MindWeavers augurs well for Admission to PLUS Markets
MindWeavers, a spin-out company from the University of Oxford which produces innovative software that alters brain function, has secured £558,000 of new investment capital during an oversubscribed funding round. More

July 11, 2007
Silverstone Innovation Centre hosts Royal Mail Stamps Launch and David Coulthard Fan Club
While the British Grand Prix may have attracted worldwide attention last weekend, July is also proving to be a busy month for Silverstone Innovation Centre, which has recently played host to two prestigious events that drew the crowds. More

May 4, 2007
Winners celebrate Success at Martin and Audrey Wood Enterprise Awards
Over 100 representatives from the business, technology, research and investment communities in Oxfordshire and beyond gathered at the Said Business School last night as the winners of the Martin and Audrey Wood Enterprise Awards 2007 were chosen. More

March 19, 2007
Oxford Innovation’s 100th Employee will boost Innovation Services in East of England
Oxford Innovation Ltd is celebrating the arrival of its 100th employee, Dr Alex Smeets, who joins as Regional Director of Innovation Services More

October 31, 2006
Secerno wins Start-up Technology Company of the Year at Computing Awards
Database security specialist Secerno has won Start-up Technology Company of the Year in the Computing Awards for Excellence. More

October 2, 2006
Damon Hill launches New Conference Facility at Silverstone
Over 100 representatives from businesses and other organisations in Northamptonshire and beyond gathered at Silverstone Innovation Centre recently to mark the official opening of the Centre’s prestigious new Conference Facility by Damon Hill, President of British Racing Drivers Club and Formula 1 World Champion. More

September 18, 2006
Life Incubator And Oxford Innovation Announce Collaboration
LIFE, the South Yorkshire-based business incubator that assists low carbon and energy efficiency start-up companies to develop their products, has signed a collaboration agreement with Oxford Innovation, the UK’s biggest provider of business incubation services. More

June 23, 2006
Market Leaders in Economic Development and Business Support announce Merger
The Boards of SQW Ltd and Oxford Innovation Ltd today announced the completion of a merger between the two companies. More

June 22, 2006
Market leaders in economic development and business support announce merger
New Group Company will aim for Stock Market Flotation More

November 10, 2005
Winners celebrate Success at Martin and Audrey Wood Enterprise Awards
Over 150 representatives from the business, technology, research and investment communities in Oxfordshire and beyond gathered at Culham Science Centre last night as the winners of the Martin and Audrey Wood Enterprise Awards 2005 were chosen. More

October 25, 2005
Finalists chosen for Martin and Audrey Wood Enterprise Awards Event
Oxford Innovation has announced the Finalists for the Martin and Audrey Wood Enterprise Awards 2005, which focus on innovative and technology-based companies and promising entrepreneurs. More

October 3, 2005
Martin & Audrey Wood Enterprise Awards
There are just a few days left to enter the Martin and Audrey Wood Enterprise Awards 2005 – closing date is Friday 7 October.

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September 22, 2005
Investment Success at Silverstone Innovation Centre
Over 80 people attended the inaugural Northamptonshire Investment meeting held at Silverstone Innovation Centre recently. Organised by Oxford Innovation in collaboration with Invest Northamptonshire, the meeting provided a forum for investors from Northamptonshire and surrounding areas to see five investment opportunities in innovative companies, and enjoy a high quality networking session. More

September 6, 2005
Oxford Innovation launches Martin and Audrey Wood Enterprise Awards
Oxford Innovation today announced the Launch of the Martin and Audrey Wood Enterprise Awards, which will focus on innovative and technology-based companies and promising entrepreneurs. More

August 22, 2005
Northamptonshire Investment Meeting planned at Silverstone Innovation Centre
Oxford Innovation is collaborating with a range of Northamptonshire organisations to hold a special Business Angel Investment Meeting for the county on Tuesday 13 September at Silverstone Innovation Centre. More

May 24, 2005
Oxford Innovation selected to manage Silverstone Innovation Centre
Silverstone Estates announced that Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading operator of innovation centres, has been appointed to manage Silverstone Innovation Centre. The £4.2m Centre, a joint venture between British Racing Drivers Club and the East Midlands Development Agency designed to house up to 40 high performance engineering start-up and growing companies. More

April 8, 2005
Oxford Innovation launches Innovation Centre Extranet to link Growing Companies
Oxford Innovation has launched a unique Innovation Centre Extranet facility known as ‘ICE’ that can help over 300 growing companies in a variety of sectors link up to do business and share experience. More

March 18, 2005
Oxford Innovation signs Agreement with Korea to promote Technology Exchange
Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading operator of innovation centres and business angel networks, has entered into a collaboration agreement with the Korea Technology Credit Guarantee Fund (KOTEC) to promote the exchange of emerging technologies and best practice in technology commercialisation between Oxfordshire and Korea. More

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