Successful businesses grow at the Harwell Innovation Centre


Grow your science and technology business 
at the Harwell Innovation Centre

For anybody thinking of taking the leap to lease office space, an innovation centre can really help to nurture your business, promote collaborations and provide a friendly front of house team for any visiting clients, not to mention flexibility in terms of expanding and hiring meeting room space.”

Gavin Jones

and Managing Director
Planet IT

For more information about pricing and availability, please get in touch.

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Harwell Innovation Centre
Building 173
Curie Avenue, Harwell
Oxford, Didcot, 
Oxfordshire   OX11 0QG

On campus facilities: 
lab equipment, networking groups, space and tech clusters, open access research & testing facilities







David Zolesi
Managing Director 

Kayser Space

The UK vision of the space market makes it a very good place to establish a business and the Harwell area is the place to be. We are in the presence of excellent scientists already established with space industry experience and there is more scope in the UK for design and build of commercial applications beyond the space sector.”

We have taken additional space at Harwell Innovation Centre gradually over the last six months. It’s extremely advantageous for an SME to be able to expand at a rate that’s suitable for the business without upfront investment.”

Mike Kearns
Managing Director


Supportive business and investment environment

Critical mass of businesses and scientists

Cross-campus events and open days

‘Hackathons’ and ‘inventorthons’ 

Peer group forums

Targeted, co-located support for SMEs and start-ups

Regional networks

Research Institutes and universities willing to collaborate

Major investor awareness

Lab facilities

Harwell Campus is home to organisations, institutions and businesses shaping the world of today and tomorrow.

Located on the world-leading Harwell Campus

Well-established as one of the leading science and innovation campuses in Europe, Harwell is steeped in world firsts: from the discovery of the world’s largest prime number, to the building of Europe’s first energy producing fission reactor and the launch of the transistorised computer. 

Sitting on 710 acres, south of the historic city of Oxford, Harwell welcomes new facilities, businesses and people each year. We continue to expand onsite facilities aimed at those who work and visit here, such as places to eat, drink, live and catch up with colleagues and friends. 

On campus amenities include:

Harwell Innovation Centre is part of a network of centres managed by Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading operator of innovation centres.

Companies located within the centre have access to facilities available across the network, benefiting from discounted rates on offices and meeting rooms. There are also opportunities to network with companies across the network at events, coffee mornings and online.

To find out more about the network of centres managed by Oxford Innovation across the UK, visit

About Harwell Innovation Centre

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The Harwell Innovation Centre has a long history of scientific innovation and entrepreneurship stretching back to World War II, when it was a military test site.

With support from the UK Atomic Energy Authority, the Harwell Innovation Centre opened in 2000, and businesses have continued to grow and prosper at the Centre ever since.

Directly off the A34, 10 minutes from the M4 motorway, 30 minutes from the M40

Regular bus service links with Didcot Parkway Rail Station and Oxford University

London Heathrow and Southampton airports are less than one hour by road.

Didcot Parkway is 5 miles away, with direct service to London Paddington and Oxford City Centre


This soon to be refurbished space is the perfect place for start-ups and SME’s to build strong roots whilst being surrounded by the leading minds in science.

Sharon Parker-Lines
Centre Manager

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