Oxford is a city rapidly building a reputation as a leading tech hub in the UK and has a rich history of creating new technology startups with the healthtech sector being particularly strong. Industry is closely connected to and often funded by the University of Oxford, which supports companies at all stages of growth, from idea, spinout and scaleup.Find Job in Oxford
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What people are saying..
Rafael JordaSiquier CEO - Open Cosmos
There are very few locations in the world with such a rich heritage in science and creating technology businesses and innovation as Oxford. Having like-minded diverse people within our local network has been key to allow Open Cosmos double size every 6 months and become one of the leading newspace companies in the world.
George WindsorHead of Insights - Tech Nation
Oxford has cemented its position as one of the UK’s leading tech hubs. The Tech Nation reports have shown how it continues to attract healthy investment and nurture successful unicorn businesses. This event will be a perfect opportunity for us to collate valuable insights needed to shape the future of the industry.
Nicky MorganMP - Digital Secretary
Oxford has always been a world leader in research and innovation, with notable achievements including the discovery of the world’s largest prime number and the world’s first computer to use transistors. More recently Oxford has seen a new generation of fast-growing tech-enabled ‘unicorns’ including Oxford Nanopore Technologies and Sophos, a global leader in cyber security. Other startups are also setting their sights high and are rapidly creating jobs and drive growth in the city.
Companies from Oxford
Oxford is home to 5 unicorns, whilst in the last 3 years 106 digital tech companies have been created. With its close connection to the University and a history of research and science, Oxford is succeeding in creating startups in the AI, DeepTech, Space, Medtech and Healthtech sectors. Companies to keep an eye on include Bodle Technologies, Diffblue, Evox Therapeutics, Exscientia Oxbotica, Oxford Space Systems, Oxford VR, Sitryx, Vaccitech and Rezatec.
- Sophos acquired by Thoma Bravo
- Wrapidity acquired by Meltwater
- Prolysis acquired by Biota Holdings
- Animal Dynamics acquires Accelerated Dynamics
- Semmle acquired by GitHub
- Adestra acquired by Upland Software
Ecosystem Builders in Oxford
- Business Growth Fund
- Oxford Technology
- Oxfors Sciences Innovation
- Oxford Capital
- The Oxford Venture Capital Network
- Oxford Investment Opportunity Network
- Oxford Digital Marketing Conference
- International Conference on IT and Computer Science
- VentureFest Oxford