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"

Patrick Grant FREng | Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) | Vesuvius Professor of Materials, 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

Bodle Technologies

Bodle Technologies

Phase change materials for smart glazing, displays

Phone: 01865 309694

Bridgeway Aerial Ltd

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 309636 or 07983 015 328

Website: http://am-uas.com

Email: info@am-uas.com

Brilliant in Excellence (UK) Ltd

Brilliant in Excellence (UK) Ltd

NIO 333 FE

The NIO FE Team has participated in the FIA Formula E since the inaugural season and has won the driver's championship title in 2014/15 season by Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet Jr.
 
British driver Oliver Turvey joined the team in June 2015, and has participated in all races for the team so far. He will continue to race for the NIO 333 FE Team in the 2019/20 season. Ma Qing Hua is the only Chinese driver with Formula E experience. He has served as a reserve driver for the NIO FE Team, and has been promoted to the official driver for the 2019/20 season, racing for the NIO 333 FE Team together with Oliver.
 
333 Racing partnered with NIO Formula E Team in September 2019, and was renamed NIO 333 Formula E Team. The new team is fully managed and operated by the professional motorsport management company in China, Lisheng Racing, while its European team is responsible for R&D and technical support. NIO will remain as the title sponsor of the team. With these changes, the team will also embrace more Chinese elements.

www.nio.io

 

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

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

Faradion Ltd

Faradion Ltd

 

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
http://www.faradion.co.uk/ 

IntraBio

IntraBio

Intrabio LOGOIntraBio 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: Danielle Taylor-te Vruchte.  Email: dtv@intrabio.co.uk

Contact: Michiko Mann.  Email: mm@intrabio.co.uk 

iotaSciences

iotaSciences

 

 

iotaSciences Ltd is a biotech spin-out company from Oxford, UK

It was founded in 2016 by scientists from the Department of Engineering Science and the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford.

The Company is focussed on developing and delivering solutions to life scientists and the biomedical sector based on innovative fluid shaping technologies.

iotaSciences has secured funding from different investors, the largest being Oxford Sciences Innovation plc.

Website: www.iotasciences.com

Nekton

Nekton

 

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

https://nektonmission.org/

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

Opsydia Ltd

Opsydia Ltd

 

Opsydia is a spin-out company from the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. We are specialists in designing bespoke optical systems and laser fabrication processes for complex and unique ideas. Utilising our decades of cutting-edge photonics research and extensive industrial experience, we perform otherwise impossible materials processing tasks.

 

Tel: 01865 309620

www.opsydia.com

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 Enhanced Medical Ltd

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

www.oxeml.com

 

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 HighQ

Oxford HighQ

 

 

 

Oxford HighQ is a spin out from the University of Oxford's Department of Materials and Chemistry that is developing next-generation chemical and nanoparticle sensors.  Our core technology of optical microcavities provides fundamental enhancement of signal strength that will offer a step change in fluid-based sensing across a wide range of applications and markets including nanomedicine, water pollution monitoring and imunoassays. 

Phone: +44 (0)1865 309613
Email: contact@oxfordhighq.com

www.oxfordhighq.com

Oxford Molecular Biosensors Ltd

Oxford Molecular Biosensors Ltd

Three Oxford University Professors, in collaboration with the University of Oxford, have established a new spin-out company; Oxford Molecular Biosensors Ltd. This company will translate ground-breaking research at Oxford into sets of useable tools and products for application worldwide. This new technology is based on novel biosensors that can detect metals, organics and biological toxins at very low concentrations. These can be deployed to monitor and manage environmental pollution, provide new and unique solutions to waste remediation and assist in mining with rare element detection.

Phone: 01865 309688
www.omb.co.uk

Oxford Sustainable Fuels

Oxford Sustainable Fuels

Oxford Sustainable Fuels provide process technology within the waste to fuel sector. A focus on the conversion of plastics, biomass and tyre derived pyrolysis oils to transportation fuel contributing towards the goals of zero landfill and low carbon transportation.

www.osfuels.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

Population Bio UK

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
Website: www.populationbio.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

Professor Patrick Grant FREng | Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) | Vesuvius Professor of Materials 

Dr Enzo Liotti

Website: (Prof. Grant)
Website (Group)

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 Steven Young 

ARC Technical Services Manager

www.arc.ox.ac.uk

General Enquiries: theteam@arc.ox.ac.uk
Support and technical queries: support@arc.ox.ac.uk

Under the direction of Dr Steven Young, 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

Silicon processing and other electronic materials

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.

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.

ERDF Sponsored Prototyping Lab

ERDF Sponsored Prototyping Lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: iel.eng.ox.ac.uk 
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.

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 Materials Characterisation Service

Oxford Materials Characterisation Service

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Contact: Dr Colin Johnston
Email: omcs.manager@materials.ox.ac.uk

Website

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

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.