The BioEscalator is an innovation centre for high-potential, early-stage medical science companies; a hub for entrepreneurial biosciences. It is co-located alongside the University’s world-class medical research at Old Road Campus in Headington. The BioEscalator is designed such that early-stage businesses can rent just one bench in the Innovation Lab or a small lab of their own. More than a dozen companies, working on novel diagnostics, therapeutics and platform technologies applicable to a wide range of diseases, have already moved in. The centre was opened by Baroness Nicola Blackwood of North Oxford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Innovation and is one of four innovation centres in Oxfordshire supported by the government’s City Deal.