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296 Business Affiliate UKSPA Directory 2017 Oxford Innovation currently manages a network of 22 Innovation Centres across the UK Oxford Innovation Locati on Oxford Centre for Innovation New Road Oxford OX1 1BY C ontact detai l s Georgina Culley T: 01865 261489 E: Oxford Innovation is the UK’s leading Innovation Centre operator. We currently manage a network of 22 centres across the UK with over 950 centre customers, who are predominantly innovative early- stage businesses. We have managed Innovation Centres, incubation spaces and flexible workspaces for 30 years. About us Oxford Innovation was set up in 1987 by The Oxford Trust (now operating as Science Oxford), a charitable organisation promoting science and enterprise that was founded by local entrepreneurs and co-founders of Oxford Instruments plc, Sir Martin and Lady Audrey Wood.   Since 1987, we have supported nearly 4,000 SMEs to become sustainable businesses, creating high value jobs, innovative products and services and, as a result, enhanced outputs in the local economies. Working in partnership with a wide range of clients, including public and private sector organisations, we have advised and delivered on the design, marketing and positioning of their Innovation Centres to become recognised and respected locations for early-stage and SME businesses. Our portfolio We manage 22 Innovation Centres, in a range of buildings and settings – city centre, research bases, university campuses, rural locations and in regeneration areas. The centres are a range of new build, refurbished lab and office buildings, and historic buildings brought back to life and use through the communities we develop. The customers we support come from a broad range of sectors, developing everything from website and mobile apps, drug therapies and medicines, automotive and marine technologies through to space rockets. We manage over 350,000 sq ft of space focused on the support of SMEs with a range of office, lab, workshop, co-working, business lounge, and meeting space. companies: SQW, Oxford Innovation Services and Oxford Innovation. We frequently work in partnership to deliver comprehensive end to end solutions: • SQW is a leading UK economic development consultancy providing research, analysis and advice on sustainable economic and social development solutions • Oxford Innovation Services (OIS) provide practical support to help ambitious businesses and start- ups succeed With this broad spectrum of knowledge and expertise, as a Group we not only share best practice, but also market trends and data analysis identified through our individual day-to-day work. This enables us to stay ahead of the market, pre-empt market changes, and adapt our services in line with demand. ■ Staying ahe ad of the mark e t Oxford Innovation is part of the SQW Group, which is formed of three Se c tor s Se r vi ce s High growth start-ups Innovative SME’s Business support Office solutions Lab and workshop solutions