Who’s Here

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There are around 30 companies at Begbroke Science Park. Many have arisen from university

 

Professor Patrick Grant"Begbroke Science Park provides Oxford University and high-technology companies with a unique, vibrant environment that encourages researchers and entrepreneurs to work closely together on new products and technologies. Companies benefit from the availability of leading facilities, while the University gets the chance to collaborate with some of the most innovative enterprises in the UK"

Professor Patrick Grant, Head of the Department of Materials, Mathematical, Physical & Life Sciences, University of Oxford 

There are around 30 companies and over 20 research groups currently at Begbroke.

Researchers from the Mathematical, Physical & Life Sciences and Medical Sciences Divisions of Oxford University work in inter-disciplinary groups, to  tackle some of the major societal issues facing our 21st century world. Companies are science and research based, many of them university spin-outs, and have links with either Oxford University or other research based organisations. 

To find out more, click on the links below, or the links at the side of the page to look at who’s here grouped by technical sector.

 

Companies

Companies

Adaptix Imaging

Adaptix Imaging

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Adaptix is transforming planar X-ray by giving it true 3D capability, making it safer by reducing dose (versus CT, and potentially versus planar X-ray), making the systems 50% cheaper than existing market offerings and reducing weight and size by 90%. By doing this we will be improving access to the world’s most important medical diagnostic device and radically changing a £5bn global market.

Phone: 01865 309619
www.Adaptiximaging.com

AM-UAS

AM-UAS Ltd

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AM-UAS Ltd is one of the UK’s leading operators of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). We offer a broad range of services, including high resolution aerial inspections, 4K filming, aerial thermography, 3D modelling, photogrammetry and aerial LiDAR.

Established in 2010, AM-UAS Ltd is a successful operator of UAS that has built an industry leading position based on the core principles of customer service, quality, value for money and trust which is all underpinned by total safety management.

Phone: 01865 309 636 or 07983 015 328

Website: http://am-uas.com

Email: info@am-uas.com

Animal Dynamics Limited

Animal Dynamics Limited

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Animal Dynamics Limited is a spinout company from the Department of Zoology at Oxford University. The company is setting out to develop a portfolio of products derived from research into evolutionary adaptations in flight, swimming, walking, and stealth, where nature has arrived at significant performance optimizations which can be applied to commercial products.

Phone: 01865 309695
www.animal-dynamics.com

Apem

APEM ltd

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Europe’s largest specialist aquatic scientific consultancy, spanning both freshwater and marine habitats. Providing environmental investigations and solutions to aquatic environmental problems for regulatory bodies; blue chip companies; conservation trusts, legal groups and private individuals. Founded in 1987, APEM has five locations across the UK.

Phone: 01865 854853
www.apemltd.co.uk

Bodle Technologies

Bodle Technologies

 

Phase change materials for smart glazing, displays

Phone: 01865 309694

CCm Research

CCM Research

A privately owned process engineering company, their patented technology efficiently and permanently captures the CO2 emitted from point sources and power stations and safely converts it into a wide range of polymer, ceramic and composite materials with a commercial value. CCm Research arrived at BSP in 2011.

Phone: 01865 309 605
www.ccmresearch.co.uk

Chemocentryx

Chemocentryx

A biopharmaceutical company focused exclusively on discovering, developing and commercialising orally-administered therapeutics to treat autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders and cancer. Chemocentryx’s HQ is in California with a virtual office at BSP.

Chiralabs

Chiralabs


Chiralabs LogoChiralabs provides specialist consultancy, research and analytical services for investigating molecular products in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries. Chiralabs has been at BSP since 2006 and has customers across the site.

Phone: 01865 854810
www.chiralabs.biz

CrystalMaker

CrystalMaker Software Ltd

CMS logo transparent bgAn award-winning British company founded by two former academics, developing computer software for crystal/molecular structures visualisation and diffraction studies.  Renowned for its elegant, user-centric interface designs, products include CrystalMaker, CrystalDiffract and SingleCrystal - widely used on Mac/PC systems throughout academia and the chemical/materials industries worldwide.

Phone: 01865 854 804 
www.crystalmaker.com

Energenics

Energenics Europe Ltd

Manufactures and markets Envirox ™, a fuel-borne combustion nanocatalyst for diesel fuel. Envirox™ saves fuel, reduces emissions and cleans engines and is used by commercial transport operators, global fuel additive and fuel supply companies worldwide.

Phone: 01865 233010
www.energenics.co.uk

Integra IP Ltd

Integra IP Ltd

An IP Investigations Company providing bespoke brand protection, commercial intelligence and market integrity solutions to a worldwide clientele.

IntraBio

IntraBio

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IntraBio is a biotech company focused on the recycling centre of the cell, the lysosome, and the diseases arising from its dysfunction. It is increasingly apparent that lysosomal dysfunction is a contributing factor to a large number of human diseases, including neurodegenerative conditions, inflammatory disorders, rare genetic disorders, viral and bacterial infections, melanoma progression and cardiac arrhythmias amongst others. IntraBio is developing novel therapies predicated on the manipulation of lysosomal function.

Phone: 01865 309689

Website: www.intrabio.co.uk

Contact Person: Paul Fineran – pf@intrabio.co.uk

Danielle Taylor-te Vruchte – dtv@intrabio.co.uk

Magneti Marelli

Magneti Marelli

One of the leading names in motorsport for engine management, energy recovery, data acquisition, and data telemetry and fuel systems.

Phone: 01865 854860
www.magnetimarelli.com

N-Tec

N-Tec

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 N-Tec is a science-based organisation specialising in non-ferrous foundry and cast house metallurgy. We provide quantitative information and insight into industrial casting materials and processes

• Specialists in Non-Ferrous Metallurgy and Casting
• State of the art R&D facilities
• Commercial Research and Development
• Troubleshooting and Consultancy
• Molten Metal Quality Measurements
• Technical Benchmarking and Auditing
• Material Characterization - castability, inclusions, gas, properties,
• MetalHealth® Centre Partnerships

Direct Telephone: +44 (0)1608 737511
Mobile Telephone: +44 (0)7831 138352
Website: www.metalgate.net

Oxford Advanced Surfaces Ltd

Oxford Advanced Surfaces Ltd

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Oxford Advanced Surfaces designs, develops and manufactures surface modification technology to address the bonding challenges of advanced materials in the automotive, aerospace, electronics and renewable energy markets. Founded by Professor Mark Moloney and Dr Jon-Paul Griffiths the company spun-out from Oxford University Chemistry Department in 2006.

Phone: 01865 854 807
Website: www.oxfordsurfaces.com

Oxford Analytics

Oxford Analytics

Oxford Analytics works with the latest technologies in the fields of data intelligence, analytics, info-graphics, exclusively serving the education sector. Provides post-16 performance; economic analysis; Apprenticeship needs analysis.

Phone: 01865 309617
Website: www.oxfordanalytics.org

Oxford Gene Technology (OGT)

Oxford Gene Technology (OGT)

Oxford Gene Technology LogoMolecular genetics company delivering solutions to leading clinical and academic research institutions. Founded by Professor Sir Edwin Southern in 1995, OGT has an increasing share of the expanding genomic medicine market with customers in over 60 countries worldwide.

Phone: +44 1865 856800
Website: www.ogt.co.uk

Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd

Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd

OPV-2Developing perovskite thin-film solar cells, printed directly onto glass to produce a transparent, coloured coating, delivering a significant percentage of the building’s electrical energy requirements. Spun out from Oxford University’s Physics Department in 2010 by Professor Henry Snaith, Oxford PV is moving towards the transfer of its proprietary technology into production.

Phone: 01865 309618
www.oxfordpv.com

Particle Therapeutics Ltd

Particle Therapeutics Ltd

Particle Therapeutics LogoParticle Therapeutics Ltd:A drug delivery company developing innovative particle formulation and drug delivery technologies to improve the efficacy and administration of a range of pharmaceuticals.

Our first product is a single-use needle-free delivery device pre-filled with glucagon particles. This device will offer emergency delivery of glucagon to individuals with diabetes who are experiencing extremely low blood sugar levels (severe hypoglycaemia).

Phone: 01865 854 893
Website: www.particletherapeutics.com

PJH Partnership Ltd

PJH Partnership Ltd

A process development company specialising in the application of superheated and supercritical technology.

Tel 01865 309614
Website: www.criticalapplication.com

Population Diagnostics UK, Inc.

Population Diagnostics UK, Inc.

Population Diagnostics LogoPopulation Diagnostics UK applies discoveries in human genetics to the development of DNA-based diagnostics and personalised medicine tests.

Phone: +44 7825 408322
Website: www.populationdiagnostics.com

Thermofluidics

Thermofluidics

Thermofluidics LogoDeveloping solar powered water pumps, using cheap solar thermal (water heating) collectors in place of more expensive photovoltaic cells. Thermofluidics Ltd has been based at BSP since 2010, carrying out ongoing R&D activities in collaboration with academics and students in the Cryogenics group at Oxford University.

Tel: 01865 309 692
Website: www.thermofluidics.com

Wheelright ltd

Wheelright Ltd

WR logo1Developing and marketing an original and cost-effective tyre pressure management system - a thin pressure sensing "sleeping policeman" which houses sensors, electronics and communication software. The system determines tyre pressure, load distribution, vehicle weight and vehicle speed. The technology has the potential to cut the UK annual fuel bill by £500m and carbon emissions by over 500,000 tonnes.

Tel: 01865 854848
Website: www.wheelright.co.uk

Research Groups

Research Groups

Advanced Materials Processing

Advanced Materials Processing

Contact: Professor Patrick Grant Professor Patrick Grant
FREng FIMMM
Vesuvius Chair of Materials
Website: (Prof. Grant)
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 283763

Headed by Professor Patrick Grant. Research takes place at the interface between advanced materials and manufacturing, working closely with industry and other universities; Begbroke Science Park provides large-scale laboratories - critical for manufacturing research at a meaningful scale - and the 350sqm Advanced Processing Laboratory is the hub for the group's research.

Advanced Research Computing (ARC)

Advanced Research Computing (ARC)

ARC LogoContact: Dr Andrew Richards
Website
Email General Enquiries: theteam@arc.ox.ac.uk
Email Support and technical queries: support@arc.ox.ac.uk

Under the direction of Dr Andrew Richards, Advanced Research Computing (ARC) is a central resource available to any Oxford University researcher who needs high performance computing (HPC). Systems and storage are located in a secured, purpose-built data centre here at Begbroke.

Begbroke Cleanroom

Begbroke Cleanroom

Contact:
Website
Telephone:

The Begbroke Cleanroom came into operation in 2002 and provides 150 m2 of cleanroom space, class 10,000, housing a suite of processing equipment.

Centre for Sustainable Water Engineering

Centre for Sustainable Water Engineering

Professor Nick HankinsContact: Professor Nick Hankins
Website (Personal)
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 273179

Led by Professor Nicholas Hankins, the Sustainable Water Engineering Group at Begbroke conducts fundamental and applied research into technologies for potable water production, desalination and waste-water treatment.

Energy and Power Group

Energy and Power Group

Professor Malcolm McCullochContact: Professor Malcolm McCulloch
Website (Personal)
Website (Group) 
Telephone: +44 1865 283260
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EPG is a multidisciplinary team of electrical, mechanical, chemical, civil engineers and physicists, developing innovative electrical and mechanical engineering tools and techniques used to produce smart, highly efficient, high performance energy system components. Strongly focused on industrial collaboration and spin-out activities, larger scale lab work is carried out at Begbroke Science Park.

Electron Microscopy Facility

Electron Microscopy Facility

Contact: OMCS Enquiries
Webpage
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 283726
Email: omcs.manager@materials.ox.ac.uk

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The facility at Begbroke supports a variety of scanning and transmission electron microscopes, providing essential training for many Department of Materials research groups and the commercial activities of OMCS.

Environmental Biotechnology

Environmental Biotechnology

Professor Ian ThompsonContact: Professor Ian Thompson
Webpage (Personal) 
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 283789

Ian Thompson investigates the role of micro-organisms including the development of bioreactors for treating industrial effluent, metal recovery and water recycling, and exploitation of microbial-nanomaterial interactions for killing water-borne pathogens.

High Performance Alloys for Extreme Environments

High Performance Alloys for Extreme Environments

Professor Roger ReedContact: Professor Roger Reed
Webpage (Personal)
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 273023

Professor Roger Reed’s group conducts research into nickel-based super alloys, metals processing and modelling under extreme conditions, strongly focussed towards practical industrial applications.

Impact Engineering Laboratory

Impact Engineering Laboratory

Professor Nik PetrinicContact: Professor Nik Petrinic
Website (Personal)
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 273172

Professor Nik Petrinic’s research group looks at the way materials behave when subjected to extreme impacts such as collision or explosion; using their findings to develop improved engineering systems widely adopted by the automotive and aerospace industries.

Materials for Fusion and Fission Power

Materials for Fusion and Fission Power

Contact: Dr David Armstrong Dr David Armstrong
Webpage (Personal)
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 273708

Dr David Armstrong, Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow develops mechanical testing techniques at the nano and micro scale to study a range of important materials for both fission and fusion power. Working with industrial and academic partners across Europe his work relates micro scale mechanical properties and deformation mechanisms to macro scale behaviour.

Nanomaterials by Design

Nanomaterials by Design

Professor Nicole GrobertContact: Professor Nicole Grobert
Website (Personal) 
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 283720

Professor Nicole Grobert's Research Group focuses on the synthesis, processing, and characterisation of novel carbon and non-carbon based nanomaterials, including nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanorods, graphene and other 2D nanomaterials.

Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapy

Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapy

Dr Helen TownleyContact: Dr Helen Townley
Webpage: (Personal) 
Telephone: +44 1865 283792

This interdisciplinary group, involving the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and nanoscientists from the Department of Engineering Science, led by Dr Helen Townley, focuses on the use of nanoparticles in cancer therapy, imaging or drug delivery.

NanoSIMS Group

NanoSIMS Group

NanoSIMS Group ImageContact: Dr Chris Grovenor
Website (Personal) 
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 273766

Dr Katie Moore is using the NanoSIMS to investigate the localisation of important trace and macro-elements in plants at the sub-cellular scale, in collaboration with other universities. Using NanoSIMS and complementary techniques the group explores elemental distributions in plants, and a wide range of other materials including zirconium alloys, nickel alloys and steels.

Oxford Electron Image Analysis

Oxford Electron Image Analysis

Professor Angus KirklandContact: Professor Angus Kirkland
Website (Personal)
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 273662

Professor Angus Kirkland’s research group has interests in ultrahigh resolution electron microscopy, aberration correction and exit wave restoration and is also actively involved in the development of a new direct electron detector, developing methods for diffractive imaging and phase retrieval.

Oxford Materials Characterisation Service

Oxford Materials Characterisation Service

Contact: Dr Alison Crossley, Manager OMCSDr Alison CrossleyOMCS Logo
Webpage (Personal)
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 283726
Email: omcs.manager@materials.ox.ac.uk

Managed by Dr Alison Crossley, OMCS offers a comprehensive service for the investigation of materials and materials related problems, working across university departments and industry.

Oxford Materials Electron Microscopy & Microanalysis Facility

Oxford Materials Electron Microscopy & Microanalysis Facility

Professor Peter NellistContact: Professor Peter Nellist
Webpage(Personal)
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 273656

Professor Peter Nellist‘s group works in the field of high resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy, developing new techniques and applying them to a range of materials characterisation problems.

Oxford Physics IAT Computer Room

Oxford Physics IAT Computer Room

Dr Peter GronbechContact: Dr Peter Gronbech
Webpage (Personal)
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 273389

The IAT Computer Room has several users from the University of Oxford Physics Department including the Particle Physics Departments GridPP Cluster and the Theoretical Physics and Astro physics sub department.

Polymers Group

Polymers Group

Professor Hazel AssenderContact: Professor Hazel Assender, Associate Professor, Department of Materials
Webpage (Personal)
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 283715

Research focuses on a range of polymer and polymer composite materials. Particular areas of interest include polymer surfaces and interfaces, nanocomposites, thin film deposition onto polymers including vacuum roll-to-roll deposition, thin film flexible electronics and photovoltaic materials.

Processing and Manufacturing

Processing and Manufacturing

Contact: Professor Keyna O’Reilly
Webpage: (Personal)Professor Keyna O’Reilly
Telephone: +44 1865 273743

Professor Keyna O’Reilly investigates solidification processing of advanced materials from laboratory scale simulations through to pilot scale processing plant, with particular interests in grain refinement, melt conditioning and intermetallic phase selection.

Solar Energy Materials Initiative

Solar Energy Materials Initiative

Professor Andrew WattContact: Professor Andrew Watt
Webpage (Personal)
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 613456

Interested in how light energy is absorbed, dissipated, transported and stored. Combining research programmes in experimental and theoretical solid state physics as well as material synthesis and characterisation it aims to create and develop sources of sustainable energy driven by the power of the sun.