Bicester Motion joins Advanced Oxford

Advanced Oxford is delighted to welcome Bicester Motion as a new Sponsor member, which will be actively contributing to our work in supporting the development of Oxfordshire’s innovation ecosystem

Bicester Motion is home to more than 50 mobility businesses dedicated to pioneering mobility technology, past, present and future. It has recently had approval for its latest innovation-led development which will see a £60 million investment to deliver seven new HQ buildings which will be suitable for R&D technology, light assembly and product showcase and will range from 15,000 sq ft (1,393 sq m) to 60,000 sq ft (5,574 sq m).

YASA, the wholly owned Mercedes-Benz subsidiary electric motor specialist, which was founded in 2009 as a spin out from the University of Oxford, has agreed to pre-let the first three landmark connected buildings for its UK HQ.

In other recent innovation news, Skyports Infrastructure, the leader in vertiport infrastructure for the advanced air mobility industry, and Bicester Motion have unveiled plans for the UK’s first vertiport testbed to advance the air taxi industry.

“We are accelerating our masterplan and investment to deliver much-needed new HQ workspace for pioneering future mobility and aviation technology companies in this fantastic county and in the heart of Motorsport Valley.

We have long admired Advanced Oxford and its members championing Oxfordshire as a dynamic and prosperous place to work and live. We felt the time was right in our evolution to not only assist in contributing to their valuable research and insight but to represent our 50+ companies already based here so the innovation ecosystem continues to thrive. The innovation that is happening on our doorstep and in this county is exceptional. The more we can do collectively to enable and drive this, the better it will be for a resilient economy and solving the big challenges through pioneering discovery.”- Daniel Geoghegan, Chief Executive, Bicester Motion

 “I am very pleased to welcome Bicester Motion as a new sponsor member in support of Advanced Oxford and our work. I have been excited to see the fantastic development of the masterplan, the community of businesses making Bicester Motion their home, and the way in which the future of mobility is being championed. It is a great hub for innovation and innovation-based business. We are looking forward to working with the team and to strengthening our relationship with the companies that are located within this growing centre of excellence.”- Sarah Haywood, Advanced Oxford’s Managing Director

 

About Bicester Motion

Bicester Motion is a world-leading community of pioneers dedicated to shaping the future of mobility. It is a globally acknowledged centre of excellence where like-minded mobility brands can thrive, and collectively deliver the solutions our society needs for tomorrow.

In ten years, it has created a vibrant and inspirational home of unprecedented heritage, natural beauty and cutting-edge design for a rapidly growing community of more than 50 businesses across all forms of mobility technology, past, present and future. Collectively, it contributes in excess of half a billion pounds to the UK economy.

Future focused, Bicester Motion is delivering a curated masterplan to expand its pre-eminent estate to welcome forthcoming innovative marques. It is based at a 444-acre former RAF Bomber Station, set in the heart of Motorsport Valley, Oxfordshire, within 90 minutes’ drive of half of the UK’s population.

Visit their website here.

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