Our Projects

Made Smarter: East Midlands

2023 – Present
Made Smarter has launched a £3 million digital adoption push to drive growth in East Midlands manufacturing SMEs and help them boost productivity. Oxford Innovation Advice is proud to be delivering the digital road mapping element of this programme.

Ambition to Grow

2022 – 2023

Designed to address the challenges faced by advanced manufacturing businesses in the Leicester and Leicestershire area, the Ambition to Grow programme consists of one-to-one business support, peer networking and masterclasses.

Healthy Ageing Innovation Accelerator

2022 – 2023

A national opportunity for ambitious businesses to explore the opportunities and new markets for products and services which support healthy longevity – specifically within China.

Food and Drink Cornwall

2022 – 2022
A high-impact business support programme, which supported SME Food and Drink producers in Cornwall, providing an innovative package of intensive, industry-specific, business support.

Peer Networks

2020 – 2022
Throughout 2021 Oxford Innovation delivered more than 6 cohorts of Peer Network sessions across 3 Local Enterprise Partnerships as part of the governments ‘learning with peers’ programme.

Supply Chain Improvement Programme

Aimed at improving SME manufacturers to improve their supply chains lead by a Supply Chain expert, providing online workshops, supply chain audit and bespoke 1:2:1 support across 3 LEP regions.

Elevate Worcester

Designed to address Worcestershire based SME’s growth challenges and how to overcome them, offering specialist business support to develop bespoke growth plans for ambitious SMEs. 

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Oxford Innovation Advice offers Insights into SME needs and policy effectiveness for policy makers, funders and business support commissioners. It draws on our 30 years’ experience of delivering positive economic growth by enabling scale-ups to achieve their full potential. Each edition concludes with an ‘Implications for funders and Policy makers’ section.

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Covid-19 Statement

Update – Wednesday 15th December 2021

Our Innovation Centres remain operational and accessible, and provide a safe environment for our staff and customers. We continue to assess the risk of COVID-19 alongside the latest guidance from government. In the meantime our Innovation Centre remains COVID-19 Secure and fully open for business. Our detailed risk assessment can be found here.