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Sharp Innovation Centre


Based in the Oxford Science Park, the Sharp Innovation Centre is home to Sharp Laboratories of Europe, Sharp Devices Europe and Sharp Microfluidic Solutions. We also host a number of smaller companies who use of our specialised facilities including laboratories, cleanrooms and more. In addition to our own world-class research and development, we are able to offer the opportunity for small companies to conduct their own R&D without the need to invest in specialist facilities of their own.

Sharp Laboratories of Europe was founded in 1990 to contribute new ideas and technology to Sharp products and to support our major European customers. We are a UK company, wholly owned by Sharp of Japan. Being in Europe means that we can recruit some of the best European scientists and engineers and we can interact with leading European research institutions.

So far our technology has gone into mobile phones, handheld games, laptops and tablets and automobiles to name but a few. We are developing new technology that will not only enhance existing products, but seed new business opportunities for Sharp in Health, Energy and the Environment.

We have an ethos of respect for the individual, which shows in our teamwork, the diversity of our staff and our responsiveness to the customer.

Whether you are curious about a career in science with Sharp, looking for potential collaboration or the use of the facilities and business support services we can offer you, we hope you will find what you are looking for here.