Grassroots is a purpose-built hub owned by Oxford Science Enterprises (OSE) and is based at their head office, at the HB Allen Centre within Keble College. 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.

Our success comes from our impressive community in our specialist base. Located in the centre of Oxford with bicycle parking, good public transport links and easy access to the A40 and A34, our centre is the perfect place to put down roots and grow your business.

The centre is full of innovative entrepreneurs who are pushing change, and our supportive team offer advice, expertise and hands-on support to ensure your business blooms.

Joining Grassroots ensures you are part of something much bigger. Interlinked with Oxford Science Enterprises and the wider Oxford Innovation network, customers can benefit from connecting with hundreds of entrepreneurs from a range of specialisms, especially within the science and technology industries. This gives you plenty of opportunities to collaborate and network with like-minded individuals who can support you on your business journey.


Witney Business & Innovation Centre is dedicated to providing the ideal space for growing companies. We’re conveniently based at Windrush Industrial Park, a bustling business hub near Witney’s picturesque market town. The centre is proudly owned by Blenheim Palace, which manages over 600,000 sq ft of commercial property across Oxfordshire and a significant residential and agricultural portfolio.

_Easy to access central location

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


Oxford Science Enterprise 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.

Find out more: www.oxfordscienceenterprises.com


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We're part of Oxford Innovation Space, a network of innovation centres throughout the UK and Ireland supporting businesses of all sizes with flexible workspace, expert business support and partnerships with local enterprise ecosystems.

"The Grassroots incubator provides the perfect location for spin-outs to grow. It is an interesting melting pot of post-graduates, professors and investors providing support to Oxford’s talented young professionals keen to get their ideas off the ground." Peter Wilder
Head of Property for OSE