Innovation | Acceleration | Impact

Innovative support for ambitious start-ups and SMEs

Oxford Innovation has been making a positive difference for over thirty years. We identify businesses with growth potential and deliver the bespoke support that they need to scale-up. By improving commercial competency, businesses become more resilient, create jobs and generate wealth.

The economic growth benefits both the businesses and their local communities.

Meet some of our contributors

Dr Jane Galsworthy

Dr Jane Galsworthy

Jane has over 15 years’ experience in the design and delivery of publicly funded programmes to support small firms to innovate and scale.

Theda Grey

Theda mentors in financial strategy, sales planning, reviewing processes and business efficiency, systems and software.

Jonathan Cook

An economist by training with extensive experience in evaluation, impact assessment, appraisal and policy research. He has provided advice and guidance on evaluation methods and frameworks, delivered training and capacity development, and undertaken programme and project evaluation studies for a range of clients.

Karen Biggs

Karen is an experienced business leader who has operated in senior management roles in various businesses.
Karen’s expertise includes business strategy, leadership and management, sales and marketing, business development, export, operations, commercial, change management and project / programme management.

“As an effective one-stop-shop, Oxford Innovation offers a comprehensive set of services, which help companies find extra funding streams, participate in EU programmes such as the SME Instrument or sell their technologies abroad. Besides, this British antenna of the Enterprise Europe Network has developed synergies with business angels and investors to the benefits of local start-ups. In a nutshell, Oxford innovation has found the right formula to maximise business support.”

Daniel Gassman
Head of Business Services
Executive Agency for SMEs
European Commission

“Oxford Innovation were a key partner in delivering the Growth Accelerator programme for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. Oxford Innovation made a strong and significant contribution to the development and delivery of this large and complex programme. Feedback from customers demonstrated that delivery is of a very high quality. I found the team to be extremely flexible and easy to work with, which has helped to build a strong, collaborative partnership with BIS.”

Kevin Sharp
Assistant Director
Department for Business
Innovation & Skills