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188 England | Full Member Oxford Centre for Innovation Oxford Centre for Innovation (OCFI) provides the ideal workspace for start-up and early stage companies in the science and technology sectors. Serviced offices are available to let on flexible terms, with as little as one month’s notice. The Centre also provides a range of services for those not quite ready to commit to a private office space. A stylish new co-working space called The POD has recently opened, and there’s also provision to have a virtual office. The Centre differs from a standard business Centre by offering support that proactively encourages the development of start-ups, entrepreneurial and high-growth companies. L ocati on New Road Oxford OX1 1BY Contact detai l s Margaret Hewitt Centre Director T: 01865 261400 E: Managed by Supportive Office Environment Oxford Centre for Innovation provides a professional base to work from, allowing businesses to grow within an environment where they will have access to the skills, knowledge, and experience of similar individuals and companies, often creating business opportunities and collaboration. With 20,000 sq ft of office space, OCFI provides a home for up to 40 companies. Offices range from 140 sq ft to 1,500 sq ft, ideal for companies with 1 to 25 employees. The Centre is the ideal environment for start-up and early-stage companies. The costs are tightly controlled, there are no long-term contracts and the day-to- day running of the offices is in safe hands, leaving companies to concentrate on growing their business. Companies locating at OCFI can benefit from the following: • On-site staff services and facilities management • Licence agreement with as little as UKSPA Directory 2017 one month’s notice period • Receptionist service • On-site conference and meeting facilities available to hire at a daily and hourly rate • Access to superfast internet and telephony connections • 24/7 office access and on-site security for peace of mind Licence fee charges for the office space include, but are not limited to: • Service charges • Business rates • Heating, water,and electricity • Site management • Buildings insurance and maintenance The POD The POD provides stylish accommodation options from dedicated desks to shared desks that co-exist in a pioneering working environment. A modern, flexible working space, The POD is an ideal solution for start-up companies who don’t want the expense of renting an office full