(Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5pm)

About Us

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A purpose-built hub of science and technology innovation

Launched in November 2019, Grassroots is a collaborative space for talented entrepreneurs who are starting out, with opportunities to mix and join forces with postgraduates, professors, and investors.

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Grasroots exterior

With an impressive array of entrepreneurs at our specialist base in Oxford and a supportive team offering advice and expertise, you can trust that Grassroots is the perfect place to put down roots and grow your business.

We make sure success is on the cards for each of our customers, thanks to our easily accessible location – close to bicycle parking, public transport links, the A40, A34 and major road links – as well as the specialism-diverse community we are connected to. Joining us means you will benefit not only from the support of a vibrant network but also be part of something bigger. Here, it’s possible to tap into hundreds of innovative minds from different science and technology industries and use that knowledge to collaborate with others and thrive.

Central Oxford Location

  • Short walk from Oxford’s main station
  • Great links to major road links M40, A34 and A40
  • Bus stops directly outside
  • Walking distance to Oxford High Street

Owned by: Oxford Science Enterprises

Oxford Science Enterprises is an early-stage investment firm based in Oxford. It operates in partnership with the University of Oxford, as the University’s preferred investor and several prominent financiers back the firm, including Google Ventures. The firm uses academic research from the university’s science departments to form commercial businesses, also known as spinouts. Since their first investment in November 2015, OSI has been helping Oxford scientists address the world’s leading challenges, from infectious disease to sustainable energy

Reception at Grassroots
Gathering at Grassroots

Managed by: Oxford Innovation Space

We’re part of Oxford Innovation Space – the largest operator of innovation centres in the UK, with a network of 30+ spaces that nurture businesses of all sizes by providing flexible workspace options, expert business support, and partnerships with local enterprise ecosystems.

Meet the experienced team growing the Grassroots community and supporting business success

Lliwen Williams

Community Manager at Grassroots

Lliwen Williams is Grassroots’ welcoming Commercial Manager. Fluent in Welsh, history of business start-ups with qualifications in business, finance, software engineering and marketing. Lliwen is dedicated to applying her skills and experience to continue building the Grassroots Community and Business Success.

Laetitia Jasmin

Customer Experience Assistant at Grassroots

Laetitia Jasmin is Grassroots’ joyful and professional Customer Experience Assistant. Having been successful in Event Management, fluent in French and Afrikans and completing a Business & Management Degree she is enthusiastic to provide Grassroots with her knowledge with flair.

Matthew Spray

Centre Administrator at Grassroots

Matthew brings a wealth of diverse experiences and a passion for learning to our team. He holds a degree in History from Swansea University. Matthew's thirst for knowledge extends beyond his academic pursuits. He is a voracious reader, and his interests span a multitude of subjects. His intellectual curiosity and love for books have contributed to his well-rounded perspective and ability to engage with a wide range of topics. Prior to joining our company, Matthew enjoyed a successful career in both publishing and hospitality. His experiences in these industries have equipped him with valuable skills such as attention to detail, organizational prowess, and a strong customer service orientation.

Seren- Beth Knight

Customer Experience Assistant at Grassroots

Seren-Beth brings a unique skill set and a genuine passion for the animal world; all the family pets are rescue animals Seren-Beth excelled as a supervisor at the Animal Department of Notcutts for three years. Her experience in this role has honed her organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Beyond her professional achievements, Seren-Beth has an artistic side that she loves to explore. She has a keen interest in graphic design and is particularly adept at creating captivating manga characters. This creative flair speaks to her attention to detail and her ability to bring ideas to life. Seren-Beth's friendly demeanour, enthusiasm, and great personality welcomes the visitors to Grassroots reception.

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Monday – Friday 8:30am -5pm