Founding Chairman’s Welcome

We are living and working in one of the most innovative regions in the UK. We have a vibrant cluster of globallyrecognised knowledge-intensive businesses – from pharmaceuticals, space, biotech and medtech to particle acceleration, software and advanced motorsports. We also have outstanding science and technologybased assets including two leading universities, top research facilities, specialist science and tech business parks, innovation centres, research hospitals, a skilled workforce and an infrastructure of supportive businesses. Collectively, this puts our region firmly on the international innovation map.

As someone who is leading one such fast-growing business in Oxfordshire, I can see that we have something special. I want to ensure our region continues to be the most fertile innovation economy in the UK. I want businesses to flourish in greater numbers, investment to grow and the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs to see an exciting long-term future for themselves here.

We have set up Advanced Oxford to help with the continued growth of our knowledge economy. We are united by a long-term commitment to our region and to all that live, work and invest here. We welcome your support.

Eliot Forster 
CEO, Immunocore