Your support network

Here at Heyford Park Innovation Centre, our priorities are your business and your success. That's why we want to provide you with all the tools you need to reach your goals. Whilst we provide expert advice and a supportive centre team, we also provide you with other resources so you can get the answers to any burning business questions you may have.

Tech Nation helps ambitious tech entrepreneurs to grow faster through growth programmes, digital entrepreneurship skills, a visa scheme for digital skills, and by championing the UK’s digital sector through data, stories and media campaigns. Based in 11 regions across the UK, to find out more contact Thea Goodluck, Entrepreneur Engagement Manager for the East of England at theagoodluck@technation.io.

The Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions.

The Network is active in more than 60 countries worldwide. It brings together 3,000 experts from more than 600 member organisations – all renowned for their excellence in business support.

The British Business Bank Finance Hub is designed to help businesses understand the financial landscape and the right financing and funding options for their business. It’s an independent and impartial digital hub, designed to raise awareness of the different types of finance available for growing UK businesses. Explore finance options and find funding to suit your business.

Innovate UK drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base. Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation and funds the Enterprise Europe Network, the Knowledge Transfer Network, to provide the advice and support that businesses need to succeed.

As the Growth Hub for Oxfordshire, it is our aim to simplify the business support landscape and help individuals and businesses to easily connect. We're here to help small businesses (SMEs) find the support they need. We offer prompt, friendly, impartial advice and will signpost you to the right business support for you and your business by directing you to expert advice and national and local support programmes.

The Innovate2Succeed Programme offers 7-9 days of fully funded coaching and mentoring support to businesses. This will look at diagnosing any pain points your business is experiencing as well as identifying any barriers to commercialisation and growth. You’ll be given one-to-one support bespoke to your business to help you overcome these barriers.

The Innovation Centre has access to our own Angel Investment Showcase, where we can coach you to give a greater chance of succeeding in the competitive environment of business growth.

Oxford Innovation has an exciting partnership with Leading Edge Only (LEO), the world's largest Global Innovation Platform.  Operating in over 120 countries, LEO connects innovative fast-growth start-ups & scale-ups to corporations seeking the latest innovative technologies, products, services or expertise - corporates such as IBM, Fujitsu & Walgreens Boots Alliance. This is a free service for those customers who are seeking to get their solutions and expertise in-front of major corporations.

Beauhurst is a searchable database of the UK’s fastest-growing businesses, along with funds and accelerators that back them. OI has a subscription to the Beauhurst platform, which allows us to track 32,000+ companies across the country, from early-stage start-ups to established scaleups. Using Beauhurst we can find comprehensive information on customers’ competitors, comparable companies, sources of funding and grants.

Oxford Innovation is one of 160 official Amazon Web Service Partners worldwide, which means that you may be able to benefit from free support packages. This can include up to $10,000 of AWS credits and $1,500 of business support.

Oxford Innovation has partnered with OBN, meaning that lab customers are entitled to a wide range of benefits including:

  • significant supplier discounts
  • 45% saving off list prices
  • discounts to attend over 40+ OBN events per year
  • huge savings to attend a wide range of other conferences
  • high level tailored professional training

If your company doesn't have any laboratories then you can join OBN and receive Network Membership for 15 months for the price of 12 months with no joining fee.

Ask our in-house team of experts for more information about the services we provide and how we can help you succeed in business.

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