The future is now

Connecting, and collaborating

Get close to fellow visionaries and innovate in a space that brings startups and growing companies together for inspirational advancement.

As a vibrant science and technology community that blends university knowledge with sectoral specialists, you can mix with creators in all kinds of industry. The connections you make here can bring new discoveries, solutions and possibilities.


Meet our big thinkers

Elaine McKechnie
Centre Director
Elaine can be found talking with customers and discovering all she can about our innovators. As Centre Director, Elaine’s main focus is providing the necessary services and support to enable the innovators based at FS to develop and grow.

To contact Elaine directly, please call 07909 994 101 or email
Nuala Foley
Innovation Director
Nuala Foley is a highly experienced business mentor and trainer having worked with many businesses to support them in their commercial development and skills enhancement. As Innovation Director for Future Space, Nuala will be sharing that experience and knowledge with customers through the provision of business support.
Christoph Zimmer
Lab Technician
Christoph is a Diploma Biologist, specialising in molecular biology and biochemistry. Working in environmental research as well as university clinics, he is trained in laboratory techniques such as DNA and protein extraction, western blot, genotyping, genetic engineering and cell culture. Christoph offers a helping hand in the lab, assisting the staff in using the equipment and ensuring everybody follows health and safety regulations.
Richard May
Innovation Director
Richard comes to Oxford Innovation with a wealth of business and senior management experience gained in the Technology, Marketing and Consulting departments of leading global companies like Credit Suisse, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen. He established and grew a successful start-up business in the Middle East.
Parm Cory-Jones
Assistant Centre Manager
Parm oversees the day to day operational running of Future Space offices, labs, workshops and meeting rooms, whilst also managing the team in the centre. Parm has worked as an Operations Manager for the past 10 years and is a keen traveller, having lived and travelled across Australia and the USA. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, cooking and writing short stories.

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


Point of care diagnostic equipment.
Pioneering rapid diagnostic platform designed to detect the presence of infectious diseases such as Chlamydia and MRSA, where a quick, actionable test result provided on-demand can significantly improve patient outcomes.


Software, data analytics and interrogation for the medical industry.
Ability to extract data from a vast amount of systems, ability to standardise data for accreditations, and at the core a software engineering (writing code for products and projects) company.



Esoterix Systems develops demand responsive software for transport providers. The aim is to combine the latest technological capabilities with engineering expertise to improve the efficiency of our road networks (reduce congestion), reduce carbon emissions due to transport and enable better access for all to work, healthcare and leisure facilities.

Open Bionics

Award winning company that produces cost effective and customisable bionic limbs.



Development of antibacterial and antifungal agent.


Reach Robotics

Providers of Mekamon, the real world and virtual augmented reality Robot gaming experience.
Able to control physical robots in the real world and / or virtual augmented world, in training, combat, and missions.


Shadow Robot Company

Robotics development & consultancy, working with BRL on assisted living project.
Designs and manufactures state-of-the-art anthropomorphic robot hands & related systems.


Systems engineering consultancy.
Providing systems & safety support to technical engineering companies across the UK in the following engineering sectors: Defence, Aerospace, Marine, Energy, Automotive and Rail.


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

An invite to innovate

Recommend our office and lab space to someone you know to receive up to £200 in vouchers.

When you invite someone to join the Future Space community, or any of the centres managed by Oxford Innovation, and they sign up

for a virtual office, you'll get £50 worth of vouchers. If they sign up for office or lab space, you will get £200 worth.*


Case studies

Virtual simulation will vigorously test new mobility services before putting vehicles on the road.

Future Space customer, Esoterix, develops new and improved transport modelling system.

Pertinax Pharma

How a University of Bristol spin-off grew to become the first lab customer at Future Space […]

Shadow Robot

How Future Space welcomed an esteemed robotics company to its list of pioneering science and technology companies […]