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Business Survival & Growth Report

We have recently researched and produced a report that looks at 10 years of Innovation Centre management within Oxford Innovation, examining and quantifying the value-add of Innovation Centres to the entrepreneurs, start-ups and SME’s that have been our customers.

As well as giving us the statistical evidence about the impact of our Centres on the growth and survival of our customers, the data we have gathered has led us to develop some unique tools. These tools enable us to provide evidence based forecasts of financial performance and the economic impact of Innovation Centre investments. This research base also helps us to understand how Innovation Centre best practice needs to evolve to support our future start-up and SME customers. 

Our sister company, SQW, is the leading independent provider of research, analysis and advice in economic and social development. SQW were perfectly positioned to research and produce the report but, to demonstrate independence and rigour, we are delighted that UKBI (UK Business Incubation) independently helped develop the survey questions, verified the data analysis and reviewed the final report. We benefit from working with leading industry experts, such as UKSPA (UK Science Park Association) and UKBI to benchmark our services against best practice and inform our own continuous improvement programmes.

The report contains findings on:

  • The growth and survival rates of customers compared to national averages
  • How our methods compare to other innovation centre operators
  • The added value of Innovation Centres to growing businesses

To download a PDF of the report research findings please click here.

If you would like more information about the report, or think we could support you with your Business & Innovation Centre project, please contact Jo Willett on 01865 261489 or