Culham Science Centre is the hottest place on the planet and home to some of the world’s coolest science. Owned and managed by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), Culham Science Centre combines world-class publicly funded research into fusion power, commercial technology organisations and an Innovation Centre, to create a powerhouse of high technology innovation and enterprise in South Oxfordshire.
A major employment location in Oxfordshire, Culham is a key part of the globally significant science, technology and innovation cluster known as Science Vale. As well as being home of the JET, MAST-U, MRF and RACE facilities, it also has a diverse community of over 40 public and private sector organisations comprising some 2200 jobs. Culham is a great location for business to thrive: a place to create, a place to innovate, a place to grow.
Sited in one of the most successful science locations in the country, reflecting the cross-cutting and inter-disciplinary nature of the strengths of the Science Vale cluster, Culham Science Centre hosts a wide range of organisations. Examples include: Reaction Engines Ltd, an exciting aerospace company developing the technologies needed for an advanced combined cycle air-breathing rocket engine that will enable aircraft to operate easily at speeds of up to five times the speed of sound or fly directly into Earth orbit; Aurox Ltd, a leading imaging equipment company, with its origins in Oxford University, which is developing new optical imaging techniques and products; And, GeneFirst, a growing molecular diagnostics company working in the fields of infectious diseases, cancer diagnostics and personal medicine.