Connecting, not networking

We believe in space that brings startups and growing companies together to innovate, share and inspire.

As a dynamic science and technology community, we don’t believe in name badges and awkward introductions. Instead, we have relaxed catch up coffee mornings and sports clubs, where there’s no pressure to ‘network’ – just the opportunity to say hello to like-minded people who might be able to help you. And vice versa.


Meet the people that could change your businesses future.

Dianne Heath
Centre Director
Dianne is extremely customer focused and passionately believes in ‘bringing service back to businesses’.  Dianne has worked within the Science & Technology Park/business centre industry for nearly twenty years including the mobilisation of new contracts and leading sales and marketing team.  She has experience of negotiating complex commercial transaction with companies of all sizes from start-ups to corporations
Lesley Nicoll
Assistant Centre Manager
Lesley's background is in property and operational asset management, mainly project managing capital bids and build programmes in educational settings, having worked in both the public and charitable sectors. Outside of work Lesley enjoys meeting up with family and friends, walking her dogs in the countryside near to where she lives, house renovation and interior design.

Work among our many inspiring companies at the forefront of science and tech.

Active Needle

Diagnosing cancer early and accurately is crucial for effective treatment and survival. Active Needle Technology Ltd aims to develop much better solutions for cancer detection.


GeneFirst Ltd is a molecular diagnostics company working predominantly in the fields of infectious disease, cancer diagnostics and personalized medicine.


Laplacian provide a range of high technology magnet systems for Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance NMT and other applications where other applications where special attention to magnetic field properties is required.

Oxford BioChronometrics

Founded as a spin-out of Oxford University, the company specializes in the detection of fraud across the internet, including fraud in on-line advertising and in on-line identity management. The company has its headquarters in Luxembourg with a strong presence in Switzerland, the Netherlands and US.


Plasmatreat UK Limited: – Innovative, safe, cost-effective, environmentally friendly Openair plasma technology. Like no other form of energy, plasma energy is outstandingly suited for targeted surface treatment of all types of materials. Even highly sensitive surfaces can be reliably and safely cleaned, activated and coated.

Tokamak Energy

Tokamak Energy aims to accelerate the development of fusion energy by combining two emerging technologies – spherical tokamaks and high-temperature superconductors. Tokamaks are the most advanced fusion concept in the world, but we take an innovative approach to develop fusion faster.

Connect and share with the greatest innovators in your area.

Leilah Woods
Director at Purple Marketing
Roger Davenport
Director at Purple Marketing
Lisa Gardner
Director at Purple Marketing
Edward Snape
Director at Purple Marketing
Daniel Aldridge
Director at Purple Marketing
Susan Bradgate
Director at Purple Marketing
Steve Mayer
Director at Purple Marketing
Mark Fielding
Director at Purple Marketing

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Case studies

Reaction Engines

How one of our first startups attracted £100 million in investment and has transformed the capabilities of rocket engines. […]


How an eco-construction company doubled in size since establishing their Design Office at Culham Innovation Centre. […]

Canary Care

How a Culham tech company took care into the digital age with cutting-edge telecare solutions. […]