Driving
innovation
forward
Our growth and innovation services are practical, informative and put your business at the forefront of your market. With access to a range of masterclasses, one-to-one coaching, applied innovation events and a friendly community of entrepreneurs, Innovation Factory is the perfect place to share ideas, push boundaries and ask yourself, what if?

Driving
innovation forward

Our growth and innovation services are practical, informative and put your business at the forefront of your market. With access to a range of masterclasses, one-to-one coaching, applied innovation events and a friendly community of entrepreneurs, Innovation Factory is the perfect place to share ideas, push boundaries and ask yourself, what if?
Speak to our Innovation Director, Majella
Are you ambitious to grow your business and inspired to innovate? Need to speak to someone about your business? Our in-house Innovation Director, Majella Barkley, specialises in providing practical advice for innovative, growing businesses and creating links between businesses within the centre and the local business community. Specialist mentoring will help you to accelerate the generation and exploitation of new ideas and the good news is that it is free for IF businesses.
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Grow your skills through our masterclasses

 

We can help you go beyond your existing boundaries to show you what’s possible. With a programme of free masterclasses in many subjects from product design to intellectual property, you can develop skills and knowledge to help your business innovate and grow. Follow-on mentoring is also available after you have completed your masterclass to bring the learnings to life within your business.
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Work through our network

We aim to bring you together with other IF businesses through events and casual meetups to share ideas, showcase work and create new opportunities for collaboration. Through open innovation events and collaborative support, you can mix with creators in all kinds of industry to connect you with like-minded experts, develop your business contacts and build collaborations. Be part of an innovative community of businesses within the centre as well as connected to Oxford Innovations UK network of over 1,000 businesses.
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Upcoming events
View our range of events, open to both IF customers and the local business community.
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Case studies
How our partnerships and connections have helped some of our entrepreneurs at IF grow their businesses.

Customer Stories: Uni-Learning

Uni-Learning is an accredited training provider delivering industry leading fitness courses through face-to-face tuition, blended and online courses.

Smarter Surfaces NI paints success with rapid growth

Smarter Surfaces NI, a specialist business in innovative painting and wall-covering technology, has achieved significant growth by bringing office space to life for companies across Northern Ireland. […]

Software specialists bringing flexibility to the gig economy

Developing software solutions for employers of flexible, short-term workers, Gig Grafter is set to provide a unique service for the gig economy, particularly in the hospitality and retail sectors […]

Case studies
How our partnerships and connections have helped some of our entrepreneurs at IF grow their businesses.

Customer Stories: Uni-Learning

Uni-Learning is an accredited training provider delivering industry leading fitness courses through face-to-face tuition, blended and online courses.

Smarter Surfaces NI paints success with rapid growth

Smarter Surfaces NI, a specialist business in innovative painting and wall-covering technology, has achieved significant growth by bringing office space to life for companies across Northern Ireland. […]

Software specialists bringing flexibility to the gig economy

Developing software solutions for employers of flexible, short-term workers, Gig Grafter is set to provide a unique service for the gig economy, particularly in the hospitality and retail sectors […]