Harwell

THE UK'S LEADING SCIENCE AND INNOVATION CAMPUS

Harwell is a unique interdisciplinary science and innovation campus in Oxfordshire. Today, it has over 6,000 employees working across over 200 organisations in the private and public sectors.

Originally founded in 1946 to tackle the energy crisis and advance nuclear technology, today, we are home to a federation of leading science and technology organisations and facilities.

Our campus is a unique collaboration between government, academia and industry working to accelerate progress on the key issues of our time – from pandemic preparedness to clean energy. Our community includes publicly funded scientific infrastructure like the National Quantum Computing Centre and the Central Laser Facility, anchor organisations like the European Space Agency, innovative private sector organisations like Oxford Nanopore and Astroscale alongside teams from 30 UK universities.

From the tailors who stitch the cloth to wrap satellites to the research groups investigating llama nanobodies to help fight viruses, our people are what define Harwell’s success. Alongside scientific innovation, we believe in the power of collaboration and the cross-pollination of ideas to solve the problems facing our world today.

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Research Clusters

Forging new connections, solving global challenges.

National Science Facilities

World-leading and ground-breaking research.

Over 200 organisations

Advancing our understanding of the universe.