Five new occupiers and two lease extensions have been announced by the Oxford Trust at two of its innovation centres.

The trust, a charity which promotes science and enterprise, reported soaring levels of enquiries during July and August.

Spintex, a spinout from the University of Oxford which produces silk fibres, PrintPool Additive Manufacturing, a 3D printing business and SSEN have taken space at the Wood Centre for Innovation.

Akrivia Health, which compiles mental health patient data and Living Optics which spun out of the university’s physics department, have taken space at the Oxford Centre for Innovation where ColdQuanta UK and Visual Meaning have both expanded their space.

Oxford Trust chief executive Steve Burgess said: “We continue to respond to the high demand from people and companies who need office, technical workspace and R&D lab space along with complementary business support in the innovation hotbed that is Oxford, often through our licence model, which is an attractive option for start-ups as well as for some grow-on companies and SMEs.

“We have seen strong demand for our space and, while our city innovation centre is again now nearing full occupancy, our Wood Centre for Innovation, which opened in 2019, is seeing many enquiries from science and technology companies needing work and lab space under more flexible Covid-19 sensitive conditions, alongside looking for a beautiful and sustainable environment in which to work.”

Image shows the Wood Centre for Innovation.

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