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    Planet IT wins major award and expands to new offices

    A friendship that began at an Oxford school when two 12 year olds, Gavin Jones and Sean Smith, embarked on a car washing service, has grown to see the duo become successful business partners and founders of Planet IT, a multimillion pound company that celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with an office move from […]

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    Business competition launched to celebrate 30th anniversary

    Harwell Innovation Centre is helping to find the next Scale-up Star of the Future. A nationwide competition has been launched by Oxford Innovation, who manage this centre, to mark their 30th anniversary of supporting ambitious businesses across the UK. The nationwide competition has been created to identify the next generation of high-growth businesses. The winners can choose […]

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    Intellectual Property Courses

    Introduction to Intellectual Property Date: 23 October 2017 Time: 09.30 to 12.30 Location: Harwell Innovation Centre This course will be run by Assimilate IP, specialists in intellectual property training, and will be given by qualified European Patent attorneys. Learn how to secure and protect your intellectual property rights (e.g., patents, trade marks, designs and trade […]

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    Oxford Innovation reaches a special milestone

    This year marks an important year for Oxford Innovation as we celebrate 30 years of supporting ambitious entrepreneurs. We have an outstanding track record of success in incubating and accelerating high growth SMEs through our network of Innovation Centres, the provision of specialist coaching services and funding through our well-established investor networks. Driving Innovation since […]

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    Diabetes app will save the NHS millions

    A medical device company that has already saved the NHS £8.5 million promises to deliver further savings with the launch of an innovative new diabetes care app to help patients monitor blood glucose, carbohydrates, insulin dosage and weight. AgaMatrix Europe, based at Harwell Innovation Centre located at Harwell Campus in South Oxfordshire, has developed the […]

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    Laser Tech Company Poised for Innovative Growth

    The UK government’s commitment to drive science and technology innovation, coupled with increased worldwide demand for laser technology, heralds a bright future for Redwave Labs as the organisation moves into larger office space at Harwell Innovation Centre. Redwave Labs designs, develops and manufactures electronics for optics, laser drivers and controllers and, as the market for […]

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    First Aid Courses

    There will be three different First Aid courses available at Harwell IC, these courses are run by Oxford College of First Aid and include: – First Aid at Work This 3-day course follows the syllabus set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Oxford College of First Aid was approved by the HSE in 1998 […]

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    Innovative Building Firm Building Business Growth at Harwell Innovation Centre

    Having successfully survived one of the most challenging periods for the building industry, specialist loft and renovation firm Oxon Conversions is set to expand further with a move to Harwell Innovation Centre. Founded in 2005 by Greg Lester, Ian Woodward and Mark Busby, Oxon Conversions manages new builds and renovations across the whole of Oxfordshire. […]

  • (l-r) Sandie Alcock with tenants David Zoles, Mike Kearns and Celestino Gomez at the Harwell Innovation Centre, Oxfordshire

    International space hub created at Harwell Innovation Centre

    Space is the New Year theme at Harwell Innovation Centre with three international space industry companies all setting-up base due to the presence of the European Space Agency (ESA) at Harwell Oxford Campus in addition to public and private sector commitment to sector growth. The UK Space Agency alone is making an extra investment of […]

  • Harwell Innovation Centre manager Sandie Alcock with Gavin Jones (left) and Sean Smith of Planet IT - one of the Innovation Centre's original tenants.
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    Record breaking Harwell Innovation Centre

    Harwell Innovation Centre, located at the Harwell Oxford Campus near Didcot, is celebrating its 15th year since opening with record occupancy figures at 96 per cent as it provides a hub for 78 businesses employing over 200 people across 38 professions. Since the beginning of April 2015, Harwell Innovation Centre has welcomed eight new businesses […]