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Grassroots is a purpose-built hub owned by Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI) 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 Sciences Innovation 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 Sciences Innovation 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.

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Grassroots is part of Oxford Innovation’s growing innovation centre network, with over 26 centres across the UK. With over 30 years of experience, Oxford Innovation is the UK's leading innovation and incubation centre operator. Their model for Centre operation delivers a unique blend of financial sustainability and economic outputs for clients (the building owners), as well as delivering the best possible environment to support our customers (the occupiers).

Oxford Innovation understands what innovators, start-ups, entrepreneurs and emerging businesses are experiencing, we know what works and how best to support you. Being part of a wider group of regional business centres allows you plenty of opportunities for networking, plus the option of using the facilities in any other locations, such as hot desking at neighbouring centres (subject to availability).

We offer a range of flexible workspaces and support for early-stage science, technology and innovative SMEs.

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