As a county, we bring together the vital elements of a thriving enterprise eco-system, nurturing the creation and growth of businesses.
Talented people, creative collaboration and active networks underpin our world-leading clusters and we also encourage entrepreneurial spirit: the universities have a long tradition of encouraging spin-out businesses, many of which have become established as world leaders.
Evidence of our unique enterprise eco-system is found in local 'clusters of excellence' and ground-breaking partnerships between world-class institutions and industry.
Our world-class clusters include life sciences, advanced engineering, space-related technologies and the enabling technology of cryogenics.
Examples of successful collaborative partnerships include:
- The Department for International Trade (DIT) - manage the national inward investment service. We work closely with DIT to deliver a coordinated service to new and potential foreign direct investors into Oxfordshire
- Knowledge Exchange and Impact Team (KEIT) - the role of KEIT within Oxford University Research Services is to support, promote and coordinate KE and impact activities across the university
- Oxford Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) - Oxford AHSN brings together the NHS, universities, business, patients and the public to promote best health for our population and prosperity for our region
- High Performance Technologies Group - coordinated activity by several LEPs to support the growth of businesses within 'Motorsport Valley'