Together
we are more

Founded on decades of innovation, Harwell Innovation Centre is an ever-growing community of pioneering businesses in the science and technology sector, based at the world-renowned Harwell Campus. We bring together visionaries and entrepreneurs and provide them with the space, support and opportunities needed to grow and thrive in a collaborative and inspiring environment.

Together
we are more

Founded on decades of innovation, Harwell Innovation Centre is an ever-growing community of pioneering businesses in the science and technology sector, based at the world-renowned Harwell Campus. We bring together visionaries and entrepreneurs and provide them with the space, support and opportunities needed to grow and thrive in a collaborative and inspiring environment.

Our heritage

Originally starting life as an Officer’s Mess on RAF Harwell, the centre has always been at the heart of the innovative development of the Harwell Campus. Following the ground-breaking advancement of nuclear energy in the late ‘40s and ‘50s, the centre became home to many apprentices from all over the world, and continues to be to this day.

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Our vision

Harwell Innovation Centre provides contemporary, flexible office and meeting facilities with a vibrant, collaborative community, closely aligned to the rest of Harwell Campus. We share Harwell Campus’s vision to improve the lives of people through pioneering research and discoveries.

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Harwell Campus.
Where brilliance thrives.

Harwell Campus is a science and innovation district the size of a small town, helping to fire the next generation of visionaries across a great breadth of sectors, including science, space, life science, energy, advanced materials and health-tech. Millions of people globally have already benefited from the innovation and inventions developed here – and you could be part that success.

The ideal place to base your business, just south of Oxford city centre.

  • Directly off the A34, 10 minutes from the M4 motorway, 30 minutes from the M40
  • Regular bus service links with Didcot Parkway Rail Station and Oxford University
  • London Heathrow and Southampton airports are less than one hour by road
  • Didcot Parkway is 5 miles away, with direct service to London Paddington and Oxford City Centre

Managed by Oxford Innovation

Our centre is managed by Oxford Innovation, who started by creating Europe’s first innovation centre – and now manage a growing network of over 20 centres across the UK.

As a high-growth business itself, the Oxford Innovation Team understands what innovators, start-ups, entrepreneurs and emerging businesses are facing. They know what works and how best to support you. They can also connect you to a network of over 1,000 businesses and you can use facilities in any of their locations (subject to availability).

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"This soon to be refurbished space is the perfect place for start-ups and SMEs to build strong roots whilst being surrounded by the leading minds in science."
Sharon Parker-Lines - Centre Manager
"This soon to be refurbished space is the perfect place for start-ups and SMEs to build strong roots whilst being surrounded by the leading minds in science."
Sharon Parker-Lines
Centre Manager