We have been the UK's leading provider of innovation centre management, design and consulting for the last 30 years.
From our roots as operations of Europe's first innovation centre, we design and manage centres on behalf of a range of clients, including local authorities, universities, and property investors. Our services support the full lifecycle of a project, from initial consultancy and feasibility studies, through to centre design, financial modelling and centre management services. In each location we tailor the services provided based on the objectives of the centre, the type of businesses occupying space, and the nature of the building.
For 30 years, Oxford Innovation has been at the forefront of providing support for start-ups. Our experienced team manage 26 innovation centres across the UK, supporting over 1,000 SMEs in a wide range of sectors.
We are the UK's leading innovation and incubation centre operator and understand how to deliver both financial and economic impact from work space for start-ups.
We provide advice and support for the Public Sector, Universities, Charities and other building owners, who want to provide a supportive environment to help growing companies to thrive. We can help identify potential in a place and property and work with you to develop a bespoke solution which achieves your own objectives and delivers an innovative environment for businesses to develop and grow.
All our centres are uniquely branded focused on developing their own business eco-systems. With our established angel investor network, and a range of business support and community engagement services, Oxford Innovation can provide the ideal solution for companies looking to innovate space.
Innovation centre management
With 30 years' experience and 24 centres currently in operation, we know that our clients need more than off-the-shelf workspace. Our innovation centres reflect the individual character and objectives of each location, with bespoke facilities that include office space, co-working facilities, specialist laboratories and industrial-grade workshops.
We support a wide range of clients who are considering:
- Building a brand new innovation centre
- Converting an empty or redundant property
- Improving the performance of an existing centre
Feasibility & consulting
Following a four-year research programme we've created a design modelling strategy collaborated and validated from Oxford Innovation's 30 years of operating centres. Combined with a range of benchmarking data and experience, This allows us to precisely model a 10-year business plan for any operating or planned centre, taking into view emerging trends in flexible workspace.
We provide support to client architects and design teams in:
- Optimising centre design for financial sustainability and economic impact
- Ensuring the creation of engaging workspace for target occupants
Design & financial modelling
Our consultants' backgrounds and depth of expertise, combined with our 30-year track record and our unique design and financial modelling tools make us uniquely placed to assess the feasibility and likely performance of a potential centre. We have undertaken a number of studies for both public and private sector clients, informing policy and planning decisions, funding bids, and investments.
We undertake studies and provide key analysis in:
- Supporting building owners with bids for public sector funding
- 10-year economic impact studies for new centres
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