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    Venturefest South – Showcasing the South as a regional powerhouse for innovation

    First-ever Venturefest South to be held on March 9th in Winchester Providing trusted support and advice, creating ecosystems where your start-up can flourish. Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading operator of innovation centres, is among a number of founding partners bringing their extensive experience to the first-ever Venturefest South. The one-day inaugural event at Winchester Guildhall, […]

  • Harry Phelan of Studio H wins the inaugural Young Start-up Talent (YST) Solent 2016. Oxford Innovation was principal sponsor. Harry, 22, receives £50,000 worth of products and services, including business support from Oxford Innovation.Oxford Innovation provides a UK network of innovation centres, which offer flexible, cost-effective office, lab and workshop solutions for more than 900 entrepreneurs, start-ups and small-to-medium size enterprises.

The company manages 22 centres on behalf of a range of building owners, including local authorities and property investors.

    And the winner of the Young Start-up Talent (YST) Solent is…

    There were 50 candidates, 15 semi-finalists and five finalists in a community-based project to find the Solent region’s first-ever ‘newtrepreneur’. Now the winner of £50,000 worth of products and services – and a runner-up by the narrowest of margins – can be revealed following the finale of the inaugural Young Start-up Talent (YST) Solent 2016. […]

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    Future Space at UWE Bristol opens for business

    The state-of-the-art Future Space business workspace at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) Frenchay Campus has been handed over to the management team at Oxford Innovation. Future Space at UWE Bristol provides a unique destination for science and technology companies and includes shared and co-working offices, an equipped lab, upgradeable workshops and […]

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    Innovation Factory to open for business this autumn in Belfast

    A new state-of-the-art business centre which will support up to 400 jobs is on track to open its doors in October. Belfast City Council has confirmed that the £9.1 million Innovation Factory, on part of the former Mackie’s plant, off Springfield Road, will open for business this autumn, following the completion of construction works part-funded […]

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    Shared space rings right tone for ‘Fab Four’

    Demand for shared office space at thriving Fareham Innovation Centre is soaring – and with it a growing waiting list. Four small businesses have signed up to a desk each in a special 400 sq ft office – website design agency Chemical Design, Psion Consulting, which provides technical advice to the Ministry of Defence, animation […]

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    Spring in step as Fareham Innovation Centre celebrates 100% occupancy

    A purpose-built innovation centre at Daedalus is calling full house this month (April) – exactly 12 months after being launched. Fareham Innovation Centre, which is run by innovation centres operator Oxford Innovation and provides occupiers with advice and support to help them start and grow their businesses, is now 100% occupied. Stephen Brownlie, Oxford Innovation’s […]

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    Work underway on ‘University Enterprise Zone’

    Construction work has started on one of the first University Enterprise Zones (UEZ) in the country at UWE Bristol. The West of England University Enterprise Zone is one of four to be supported by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. The West of England UEZ will provide a business ‘hatchery’, incubation and grow on […]


    Supporting the next generation of Britain’s entrepreneurs

    With a cheeky grin and words of inspiration, one of Britain’s youngest businessmen has fired the starting gun on a initiative to find the next wave of entrepreneurs across the Solent region. Open to youngsters aged 16 to 25 in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, the inaugural Young Start-up Talent (YST) Solent 2016 was […]

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    One St Aldates celebrates first year anniversary with 100% occupancy

    A successful collaboration between Oxford City Council and Oxford Innovation has reached an unprecedented high as business and innovation centre One St Aldates (part of Oxford Town Hall) celebrates its first anniversary with 100% occupancy. Home to 11 growing companies, One St Aldates has created over 100 jobs with the city centre location and flexible […]

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    University Purchases Technopole

    The University of Portsmouth has purchased a purpose-built enterprise and innovation centre to support the growth of entrepreneurship and businesses in the region. Portsmouth Technopole, a five-storey landmark building by the M275 city gateway, provides 20,000 sq ft of workspace for start-up and growing companies. In addition to providing office space on flexible terms, the […]