Oxford-Saïd Estate Director
Saïd Business School University of Oxford
8:50 AM Case Study: The Oxford Foundry: Overcoming Time and Cost Constraints to Create an Innovative Place of Collaboration
This presentation will focus on The Oxford Foundry: The creation of more entrepreneurial people is the foundation of the Oxford Foundry. Opened in October 2017, this exciting new space is for all students at the University of Oxford, no matter what discipline of study; and is designed specifically to support commercial experimentation, innovation and the start-up of new ventures.
- Project drivers: Creating a space enabling entrepreneurially-minded people to meet, learn, collaborate, create new ventures and experiment
- The building: Converting a Victorian ice factory into a co-working space, accelerator, presentation area and a café
- How was this achieved with a tiny budget and incredibly tight timelines: Funding, consultation, design, procurement and delivery