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Helping towns and cities to thrive by supporting entrepreneurs and growing businesses

We create environments where dynamic and innovative businesses come together and flourish

We work with local authorities, universities, science parks, and investors to help transform their towns, cities and communities. We do this by creating environments and support systems for innovative and growing companies to thrive

Spaces for innovators and entrepreneurs

We help drive innovation by supporting people and their ideas. Our centres foster links between universities and the enterprise ecosystem, supporting new business and partnerships

Trusted by leading organisations

The success for stakeholders came from the adaptability of the programme to meet the needs of businesses by being specialist where appropriate. The clear success of the programme can be seen in that 89% of respondent firms reported that they would give a score of 9 or 10 out of 10 on the likelihood of recommending Transform2.”

Summative Assessment report for T2 – Oxford Innovation Cornwall

Manufacturing is a strong sector across Leicester and Leicestershire, and we are delighted to be working with Oxford Innovation on the Manufacturing Growth Programme. The scheme is an integral part of the business support offer in the region and compliments other local business support.”

Leicester and Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnership – LLEP

Oxford Innovation provide a fundamental pillar of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly business growth ecosystem, not only as our gateway advisor for business finance and investment, but for bespoke business & leadership coaching and support for high growth start-ups and ambitious businesses wherever they are located across our LEP region.”

Nathan Cudmore – Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership

Supporting innovation in every space

Passionate about regeneration

We help transform places by fostering innovation, encouraging talent, and providing support to the SME community

Curating clusters of great businesses

We create engaging, sector focused clusters of ambitious businesses, often on or near university campuses, research facilities or other centres of expertise

Driving innovation

We enable entrepreneurs to innovate, collaborate, develop their technologies and grow their businesses

Focused on outcomes

We run innovation and enterprise hubs that meet commercial objectives and have positive socio-economic impacts

Trusted partners

Case studies

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Stimulating enterprise and innovation in Belfast

North West Belfast has experienced significant economic deprivation, low levels of employment and also the challenges of divided communities.  Belfast City Council wanted to bring opportunity, enterprise and high quality jobs to the area through the digital and tech focused Innovation Factory.

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Innovation strategy and delivery in Salford

We are working in partnership with English Cities Fund, Salford City Council and the University of Salford to develop a strategy for the innovation-led economic development of the city.

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Covid-19 Statement

Update – 11 August 2022

Our Innovation Centres remain operational and accessible, and provide a safe environment for our staff and customers. We continue to assess the risk of COVID-19 alongside the latest guidance from government. In the meantime our Innovation Centre remains COVID-19 Secure and fully open for business. Our detailed risk assessment can be found here.