Oxford Brookes Bioinnovation Hub

Opening access to collaboration, innovation, and resources in bioscience.

Oxford Brookes University is proud to be part of the push for innovation and commercial exploitation of knowledge in bioscience.

The Bioinnovation Hub (BiH) at Oxford Brookes University offers lab space for rent to start up biotech companies in our recently refurbished CL2 labs on the Headington Campus. Rental cost also includes access to a range of research facilities and basic technical support. The aim of the BiH is to bring early stage biotech companies on campus to foster collaboration between industry and academia, and to offer the opportunity to contribute to the development of the next-generation of workers through offering work experience placements, projects or internships. To find out more about the lab space available to startups and SMEs visit our full website through the link below.

About Bioinnovation at Oxford Brookes

A 2015 report from Capital Economics identified the bioscience sector as making a contribution worth £36.1bn, and sustaining 3.4m jobs in the UK economy, making it an increasingly important and successful element of growth and prosperity. Indications suggest that these figures are only likely to increase. The Oxford Brookes Bioinnovation Hub is a flagship for the university’s drive to share cutting-edge research and knowledge-led innovation in building the sector. Through the Hub we’re opening up opportunities for:

  • research collaboration,
  • access to specialist equipment that would otherwise require significant capital investment, such as our range of light and electron microscopes within our Centre for Bioimaging,
  • access to University expertise and laboratory space for developing companies,
  • specialist services to assist biotech companies in moving forward with innovative projects,
  • student placement opportunities.

Building on our success, and our role in establishing Oxfordshire Bioscience Network, the Bioinnovation Hub is a further indicator of the University’s ongoing commitment to working with business and industry to commercialise research and impact in our community.

Contact us

Contact Sarah Irons, Bioinnovation Hub Manager, to discuss your project requirements.

+44 (0)1865 484171