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.
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
Animal Dynamics Limited
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
Phase change materials for smart glazing, displays
Phone: 01865 309694
Bridgeway Aerial Ltd
Bridgeway Aerial 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, Bridgeway Aerial 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
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
Phone: 01865 854810
CrystalMaker Software Ltd
An 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
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
Faradion's advanced sodium-ion technology offers low-cost solutions for a wide range of energy storage applications. Our novel technology is a drop-in replacement for lithium-ion batteries, and is protected by > 20 patents, covering several ranges of materials suitable for both energy and power applications. By bringing this low-cost, next generation technology to the market, the Faradion team are accelerating the introduction of emerging technologies such as stationary storage (on-and off-grid) and electric vehicles.
Phone: +44 (0) 1865 309678
Integra IP Ltd
An IP Investigations Company providing bespoke brand protection, commercial intelligence and market integrity solutions to a worldwide clientele.
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
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One of the leading names in motorsport for engine management, energy recovery, data acquisition, and data telemetry and fuel systems.
Phone: 01865 854860
Nekton’s mission is to explore the deep ocean to accelerate sustainable ocean governance.
We undertake global scientific research missions to create a baseline of the scale and distribution of marine life and impacts of human activity. We develop and deploy pioneering new standardised approaches and technologies to accelerate scientific discovery and generate actionable data to catalyse ocean policy. Our Missions ignite public interest to accelerate ocean awareness and literacy, and build a legacy of human capacity in marine science, conservation and ocean management. We take a collaborative, networked approach and have established an Alliance of world-leading scientists, laboratories and institutions to ensure we deliver the greatest coordinated impact.
Mission I: XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey, NW Atlantic (2016-2018)
Mission II: Indian Ocean (2018-2021)
Telephone: 44 1865 309685
NextEV NIO Formula-e Team
Winner of the inaugural FIA Formula E Drivers’ Championship in July 2015, the NextEV NIO Formula-e Team currently competes in the 2016-17 FIA Formula E Championship with racing drivers Nelson Piquet Jnr (BR) and Oliver Turvey (GB). Formula E is the world’s first all-electric single-seater racing series. It aims to represent a vision for the future of the automotive industry, serving as a framework for R&D around the electric vehicle and enable manufacturers to showcase the future of engineering, technology, and designs of electric vehicles via an entertainment platform. The ‘Centre for Innovation and Enterprise’ serves as the NextEV NIO Formula-e team’s technical headquarters, which forms part of the NIO Performance Programme.
NIO designs and develops smart high-performance electric vehicles, while aiming to become the first “User Enterprise” in the world that provides a joyful lifestyle for our users. The NIO brand is a symbol of our vision for a brighter tomorrow and for blue skies, as well as our commitment to positive change. The ‘Centre for Innovation and Enterprise’ houses the Advanced Engineering Group and the NextEV NIO Formula-e Team technical headquarters, which forms part of the NIO Performance Programme.
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
OMass Technologies specialise in state-of-the-art, proprietary mass spectrometry platforms for tackling some of the most challenging drug targets and Biotherapeutics faced by Pharma. This enables the understanding of target proteins in detail, more quickly, with reduced ambiguity, and in new ways that are either challenging or not possible with other analytical techniques. Data from OMass empowers scientists to make more informed decisions with greater confidence, earlier in the drug discovery process.
Oxford Advanced Surfaces Ltd
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
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
Oxford Enhanced Medical Ltd
Oxford Enhanced Medical Limited is a spin out company formed to exploit a new medical imaging technology. Electromagnetic Acoustic Imaging brings together two well established technologies radio and ultrasound – combining the strengths of these two creates a new powerful tool that delivers high quality imaging and tissue characterisation at an economic cost.
Our contacts are as follows:
Tel: +44 1865 309626
Oxford Gene Technology (OGT)
Molecular 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
Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd
Phone: 01865 309618
Particle Therapeutics Ltd
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
PJH Partnership Ltd
A process development company specialising in the application of superheated and supercritical technology.
Tel 01865 309614
Population Bio UK
Population Bio UK applies discoveries in human genetics to the development of DNA-based diagnostics and personalised medicine tests.
Phone: +44 7825 408322
Developing 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
Developing 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
Advanced Materials Processing
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)
Contact: Dr Andrew Richards
Email General Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Support and technical queries: email@example.com
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Impact Engineering Laboratory
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
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
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
Contact: Dr Helen Townley
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Contact: 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
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.