Benefits and Advantages
ScaleBase is a newly refurbished building that opened in early 2022. With modern furnishings and brand new facilities. Every member of the Centre will be able to access:
The University has a wide range of Centres representing a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Health and Life Sciences
- Centre for Bioimaging
- Centre for Functional Genomics
- Oxford Brookes Centre for Nutrition and Health
- Centre for Movement, Occupational and Rehabilitation Sciences (MOReS)
- Environmental Information Exchange (EiE)
- Centre for Nursing, Health and Social Care
Centre for Psychological Research (CfPR)
Business and Enterprise
As a leading higher education institution, Oxford Brookes Business School works with governments and public sector organisations, local, national and international corporate sectors, third sector and social impact businesses to develop key services, and connect individuals and organisations to world-class expertise and research.
Our focus is on applied expertise coupled with exceptional customer service, to provide meaningful qualifications, sustainable behavioural change and impactful results. We provide flexible and tailored design, and delivery in locations to suit you.
The Institute for Ethical AI
The Institute for Ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI) develops ethical and trustworthy intelligent software solutions for business, organisations and society.
We test, validate and verify AI systems to ensure that they are fit for purpose and we help organisations use and interpret their data wisely and ethically.
Companies already working in the Oxford Brookes Enterprise Centre
ScaleBase has been developed in line with the University’s sustainability policies. The boiler is connected to the university’s existing district heating system. This has allowed us to completely remove the boiler from the building which will result in a reduction of CO2 and is another step to achieving our net-zero target.
In the renovation, all old inefficient fluorescent lighting were removed and replaced with LED. Further, a shower has been installed, in efforts to promote alternative methods of getting to work, (i.e. cycling, walking, running).
Further, the building was recently fitted with photovoltaic panels which contribute to the reduction in energy use. Additionally, electric car charging points have been installed on our Headington Hill site.
Background of the Centre
There are estimated to be about 1,500 technology-based and knowledge intensive businesses in Oxfordshire employing a workforce of around 43,000.
The city of Oxford is the main centre of research and spin outs and has the fastest growing and best educated workforce. Many high-tech businesses choose to locate in Oxford, especially those which have or require a close relationship with the universities.
The future economic success of Oxford and Oxfordshire is linked to the establishment of stronger and more productive relationships between high-tech companies and the universities. This led to Oxford Brookes developing a new Enterprise Centre on the Headington Campus.
Oxfordshire is linked to the establishment of stronger and more productive relationships between high-tech companies and the universities. This led to Oxford Brookes developing a new Enterprise Centre on the Headington Campus.
OxLEP is one of 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in England playing a key role in driving forward economic growth. The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) has announced a new part-Government funded project – delivered in collaboration with Oxford Brookes University – set to promote entrepreneurship and support start-up businesses in the county.
OxLEP secured £837,000 of funding for the project via the government’s Local Growth Fund. The Local Growth Fund investment aims to allow LEPs to use their local knowledge to promote growth in their individual regions.
Aims and Objectives of the Centre
The Oxford Brookes Enterprise Centre has been developed to contribute to developing suitable work spaces for start-ups and early stage businesses. The Centre also aims to develop links with the startups and Oxford Brookes’ academic expertise. Further, the Centre will highlight and refer startups to specialist facilities on Campus and utilise its location close to the hospitals and research centres within the Headington health campus. The Centre focuses on health, life sciences and digital technologies, areas of strength for the university.