Agile Lab at the University of Oxford, Begbroke Science Park
A shared space to develop and commercialise scientific research.

The Agile Lab provides pre and early-stage chemistry and engineering-based start-up companies space to develop proof of concept and prototype studies. Agile Lab tenants become part of a thriving dynamic hub and benefit from the interaction with other start-ups and businesses based at the University of Oxford, Begbroke Science Park. This entrepreneurial atmosphere can open unexpected and rewarding avenues in the application of new technologies and provide insight and connections into the UK funding landscape. There is a vibrant extremely good value coffee shop which buzzes with activity throughout the day and is a good place to strike up ad-hoc conversations with other innovators.
Agile Lab tenants pay a low initial rent of just £500/month for the first term. This includes a 1.8m bench space with associated shelving along with a range of shared equipment such as fume hoods, gas supply and icemaker fridge along with an adjoining office/write up space. A dedicated Agile Lab laboratory technician is on hand to provide support and assistance. In addition, tenants can use the facilities in the Department of Materials including 3-D printer and a prototyping lab. Access to all the CIE facilities, business-support, meeting rooms, café and restaurant are all included.A full list of Begbroke Science Park technical services can be found here
Tenancies are incredibly flexible and agile providing an initial 6-month minimum term and a one-month notice period.

As one of our recent Agile Lab tenants put it: –
“The Agile Lab has been great to help us start….as it has provided a thriving environment with the most cost-efficient lab space in Oxford”

Oxford University, Begbroke Science Park sits in beautiful grounds not far from the centre of Oxford. A regular mini-bus service gives direct access to the city centre, alternatively, there are various cycle routes and plenty of bike storage on-site. Wider connectivity is provided by Kidlington Parkway station and Oxford Airport; both on the doorstep.
Since 1999, over 30 University of Oxford spinouts have benefitted from the flexible, affordable space provided by Begbroke Science Park, many moving on to larger units within the centre. The site team at Begbroke are uniquely placed to understand the challenges faced when transitioning a business from research to industry and provide an environment that allows physical science spinouts to thrive. Significant growth is planned at the Science Park in the coming years so it’s a great time to join this incredible, innovation community.

Find out more about the CIE and the Agile Lab.

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We also have virtual tenancies for science-based companies who do not need access to a lab. For information about a virtual tenancy, email:


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