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The new Oxford Brookes Enterprise Centre, created to provide lab space, office space and access to academic and technical expertise to start-ups, spin-outs and small businesses in the biotech and digital sectors has opened at the University’s Headington Campus.

Funded by Oxford Brookes University and backed with investment secured by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP), the Enterprise Centre aims to support the creation of more than 15 start-up companies and around 70 jobs.

Experts from the Oxford Brookes research community and from resident biotech start-ups will be available to help and mentor people using the Enterprise Centre, to give fledgling companies an extra boost.

Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University, said, “I am delighted that we’re opening this centre today, which is part of our new Directorate for Research, Innovation and Enterprise. It will be wonderful to see how it will help associated research, business and professional support networks to deepen collaboration and accelerate the commercialisation of new ideas. I am particularly pleased that the centre is funding internships for our students and that students will be going on to work for those companies after graduation.”

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