UTC Oxfordshire has the support of a number of industry and academic partners who are involved in the UTC in a number of ways:

  • Consultancy and advice on curriculum design and content
  • Employer accreditations
  • Access to selected project information to provide real-life case studies, facilitating project challenges and enhancing the students’ learning experience
  • Coaching and mentoring for staff and students
  • Work experience opportunities
  • Participating in the governance of the UTC
  • Hosting of and participation in student recruitment events
  • Providing equipment for testing and modelling at the school in support of the agreed classroom activity


 Lead sponsor


Activate Learning

Activate Learning brings together secondary, further and higher education, training and management consultancy, commercial businesses and social enterprise throughout Oxfordshire and Berkshire. It is the lead sponsor for UTC Reading, which opened in September 2013. Its mission is to transform lives through learning.


Lead industry partners

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UK Atomic Energy Authority

The UK Atomic Energy Authority carries out fusion research in the UK on behalf of the government and manages the JET fusion project on behalf of the EU at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE).  UKAEA is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.


RM Education

For over 40 years, RM Education have created an extensive range of innovative and award-winning products, solutions and services – all carefully designed to meet the specific needs of UK education. From classroom resources, ICT services, and essential infrastructure, to the UK’s most popular network and progressive cloud-based  solutions, RM Education is a trusted advisor and valued ICT partner.

MINI Plant Oxford

MINI Plant Oxford is the birthplace and heart of MINI production. Manufactured to individual customer specifications, up to 900 MINIs leave the assembly lines each day, off to customers in more than 107 countries around the world. It employs around 3,700 people and since 2001 has made more than two million MINIs.

Reaction Engines

Reaction Engines’ mission: Unlocking the future of space access and hypersonic flight

Reaction Engines’ goal is to deliver a truly versatile propulsion system – a hybrid air-breathing rocket engine that can power an aircraft from a standing start to over five times the speed of sound for hypersonic flight in the atmosphere, and over 25 times the speed of sound for space access. With its wide range of operation and scalability, the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE) represents a defining moment in powered flight.


STFC is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and their goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

Bloodhound SSC

The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

In the summer of 2015, BLOODHOUND moved its headquarters from Kingston Upon Thames to UTC Oxfordshire, reinforcing their primary objective to inspire the next generation of scientist and engineers.

Our students take part in a range of projects with BLOODHOUND throughout the year and we host regular projects and events with groups of local schools, including the national BBC Micro:bit Model Rocket Car Competition: “Race For The Line”.


Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases.

They discovered and developed the first medicines to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF), a rare, life-threatening genetic disease. In addition to clinical development programs in CF, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs focused on the underlying mechanisms of other serious diseases.

Oxford Space Systems

Oxford Space Systems is a multi-award winning space technology business that’s pioneering the development of a new generation of deployable antennas and structures that are lighter, less complex and lower cost than those in current commercial demand. The company is a fast growing, venture capital backed business that is seen as a ‘technology disruptor’ in the global satellite industry, having set a world record foe the quickest time to development a new product from scratch and demonstrate it on orbit.


Crown are passionate about helping  customers build their brands and connect with consumers around the world.  They do this by delivering innovative packaging that offers significant value for brand owners, retailers and consumers alike.

Crown are the leader in metal packaging technology. With operations in 36 countries employing over 24,000 people and net sales of $8.7 billion, they are uniquely positioned to bring best practices in quality and manufacturing to growing economies in Asia, Eastern Europe, South America and the Middle East and North Africa. Whether improving existing technology or pioneering a new concept, they are committed to working in partnership with customers to drive businesses locally and globally.

Academic partners


Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London is one of the UK’s leading, internationally orientated, research-intensive universities, located in 135 acres of beautiful green campus in Egham.  It is one of the largest multi-faculty colleges of the University of London, with students from over 130 countries and departments spanning the arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, management and economics.


University of Reading

The University of Reading is in the top 1% of universities in the world, reflecting our academic reputation and commitment to delivering an excellent all-round education. A global university that enjoys a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise, they deliver a great student experience and produce highly skilled graduates.

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University has over 150 years of history. They started out as a small School of Art in borrowed teaching rooms and have grown into one of the UK’s top modern universities with a local, national and international reputation for teaching and research excellence.

Associate industry partners



OBN is the membership organisation supporting and bringing together the UK’s emerging life sciences companies, corporate partners and investors. It has a membership of over 330 companies, spread across the Golden Triangle (formed by the cities of Oxford, Cambridge and London) and beyond to Nottingham, Manchester and Scotland, offering benefits from tailored networking and partnering events, group purchasing, advice, consultancy and advocacy.

If you or your company would like to partner with UTC Oxfordshire, please email the-line



Oxfordshire County Council

A thriving Oxfordshire is our overriding ambition: a place where people can achieve a decent life for themselves and their families through hard work and the rewards of a growing economy; a place with vibrant, active communities and public services that help improve people’s lives

The County Council provides 80% of the local government services in Oxfordshire, including children’s services, education, libraries, adult social care, roads and transport, trading standards, waste disposal and recycling.

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils provide a wide variety of important services to its residents. The councils prepare district-wide planning strategies to support the provision of leisure, housing, employment and other infrastructure as well as directly providing key services such as recycling and waste collection, environmental health, planning applications and elections.  /