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Science Vale UK Enterprise Zone

One of the most important science based clusters in Europe providing an outstanding community for scientists and technologists

Scientist working on space technology. Photo: Science and Technology Facilities Council

World class innovation in Science Vale UK:

Science Vale UK was one of the first recipients of Enterprise Zone status in 2012. It is home to one of the biggest specialist scientific and technology communities of its kind in Europe.

We have an outstanding pedigree in global research and innovation. The UK’s national Space Gateway, accommodating a vibrant community of space and space related businesses is at Harwell. Culham Science Centre is the focal point for the European fusion research programme (JET).

Harwell Campus is almost unique as a centre for both physical and life sciences. Milton Park is a renowned centre of excellence for biological and medical science.

Science Vale UK is also home to Williams F1 racing team and its advanced engineering division. All of their race derived technology is commercialised here.

Research and innovation is driving dynamic local spin-out companies’ to international success and attracting global companies, such as De Beers Element Six. Businesses successfully research, develop, test and commercialise innovations for a wide range of markets here.

World class resources:

Science Vale UK resources include testing facilities, manufacturing accommodation and support for downstream commercialisation. Below are just some of the unique, world class capabilities already being accessed by local business:

  • The Satellite Application Catapult
  • Diamond Light Source
  • ISIS Pulsed Neutron Source
  • UK Space Gateway

Highly educated and skilled employees live and work here. The Oxford Universities and specialist science based education are building current and future skill streams. The Oxfordshire University Technical College, Abingdon College and other STEM Key Stage 4 providers, work closely with established high value science and engineering businesses ensuring well trained apprentices.

Accelerating growth in Science Vale UK:

A total of 113 hectares across 2 sites within the Oxfordshire Knowledge Spine. Science Vale UK is just 20 minutes from Oxford. London and 2 major airports are less than an hour away.

Looking to invest, or just want to find out more? Visit the Science Vale Enterprise Zone website here.

Sector focus

  • Advanced Manufacturing/Engineering
  • Aerospace
  • Energy
  • ICT
  • Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

Location

A total of 113 hectares across 2 sites within the Oxfordshire Knowledge Spine. Science Vale UK is just 20 minutes from Oxford. London and 2 major airports are less than an hour away.

Find out more

Email: Science Vale UK Business Development Manager, info@sciencevale.com

Science Vale UK Enterprise Zone website