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Grassroots, dynamic and engaged business hub welcomes new Community Manager


Eman Hamdan is looking forward to leading a “dynamic and engaged” business community in her new role as community manager.

Attracted by Oxford Innovation’s supportive and fostering environment, Eman was delighted to join the team at Oxford Sciences Innovation – Grassroots in February.


Experienced in working for profit and non-profit in strategic partnerships, project management and fundraising roles. She is passionate about supporting startups or organisations that support new business.

She said: “I am extremely excited to run events, workshops and activities that help to build the business community in the incubator as part of my new role with Oxford Innovation.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the team, which I have found to be very supportive creating a fostering environment for their staff.

“I am responsible for leading and maintaining the creation and maintenance of a dynamic and engaged business community within the Grassroots business incubator, and all aspects of sales and operational activities.

‘With office space now fully occupied and coworking space beginning to fill up, I have been busy getting to know all our companies and hearing about the exciting work they are doing in the field of deep-tech, life sciences, software and AI.”

An occasional hiker with a love for nature and travelling, Eman is also a member of the Global Shapers Community in Oxford, a network of hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements, and their drive to make a contribution to their communities. The Global Shapers Community is an initiative of the World Economic Forum.

She said:  “I did my master’s in Global Innovation Management and was a Chevening Scholar in 2017/2018 and at the start of this year I received Tech Nation Global Talent visa.”

You can reach Eman through her email: or mobile 07935055639.

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards programme aimed at developing global leaders. It is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, it offers two types – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British embassies and high commissions throughout the world.
Since 1983, Chevening has brought over 50,000 exceptional professionals from around the world to study in the UK through scholarships and fellowships funded by the UK Government. This unique opportunity has helped to elevate careers, transform communities, shift and deepened perspectives, and build intercontinental bridges.

The Tech Nation Visa enables the brightest and best tech talent from around the world to come and work in the UK’s digital technology sector, contributing their cutting-edge expertise, creativity and innovation to maintaining the UK’s position at the forefront of the global digital economy

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