Oxfordshire will be creating knowledge economy jobs vital for the UK. 100,000 new homes are to be added, but Oxfordshire’s transport infrastructure is already overwhelmed. Is the timing right for the region to revisit a project that includes a tram or light railway network as part of an integrated transport solution?


In the digital afterlife, should big tech become our cultural stewards?

Charles Pidgeon | Media | Culture | Government | Jun 29th 2020

Oxford Internet Institute estimates there could be 4.9 billion deceased Facebook users before 2100, forcing us to ask: what should happen to our data when we die?


Sophos report finds paying ransomware demands could double costs for victims 

Antony David | IT | Jun 17th 2020

A global survey on ransomware attacks commissioned by cybersecurity firm Sophos has revealed that paying up can cost organisations much more than not paying.


ESCO-in-a-box aims to help SMEs install energy efficiency solutions

Karen David | Energy | Finance | Sustainability | Jul 2nd 2020

Low Carbon Hub has teamed up with EnergyPro and Oxford Brookes University to set up Energy Solutions Oxfordshire (ESOx), an energy services company for local enterprises.


Oxford’s digihealth innovators rising to the Covid-19 challenge

Rhiannon Lassiter | Healthcare | Social Care | Comms | SaaS | AI | Covid-19 | Jun 22nd 2020

Oxford’s digital transformation catalyst for health, TheHill, prides itself on supporting healthcare providers in getting innovative products to where they can help the most. TechTribe Oxford looks at some of those finding ways to meet the demands of Covid-19.


Boost for Bicester engineering firm with MOD small-boats contract 

Karen David | Government | Recruitment | Manufacturing | Jun 19th 2020

A £26.7 million contract for outboard and inboard motors fitted to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) small boats fleet has been awarded to engineering firm EP Barrus.


Oxfordshire’s new transport model to offer ‘more nimble’ insights for network planners

Karen David | Infrastructure | Government | Jun 10th 2020

Changes to Oxfordshire's transport network are under way and as the county council makes data-based policy decisions, its upcoming modelling platform may be of help.


Forrester puts tech PR CubanEight among world’s top channel-focused agencies

Karen David | IT | Media | Jun 9th 2020

Global research firm Forrester has listed Bicester-based technology PR firm CubanEight among the world's top channel-focused PR firms. CubanEight is among 85 firms who stood out.


Oxford eco-laundry service pivots to support health professionals in Covid-19 pandemic

Karen David | Healthcare | Sustainability | Covid-19 | Jun 1st 2020

The Oxford Vaccine Group, working with the Jenner Institute on the Covid-19 trials, is using laundry services by Oxwash, the eco-friendly start-up.


Oxbotica recruits from games industry for autonomous vehicle software development

Karen David | IT | Automotive | Recruitment | May 29th 2020

Games developers who have worked on some of the highest rated titles in recent years are now applying their skills to create software for autonomous vehicles.


Oxfordshire should project itself with ‘more confidence and vigour’ says OxLEP strategy chief

Karen David | Infrastructure | Finance | Investment | Covid-19 | May 28th 2020

The roles of Oxfordshire’s academic, life sciences and business communities in the fight against Covid-19 were topics explored in a recent podcast discussion hosted by property firm Bidwells.


Covid-19: Tips on succeeding with applications for grants and loans

Antony David | Finance | Investment | Covid-19 | May 26th 2020

Mark Evans of Adaptix, and business advisor Ian Tracey share their experience of winning grants, and Metro Bank's Ashley Keen reports on its response to loan applications.


Early-stage investors urge government to provide EIS tax relief for matched funding

Antony David | Event Review | Finance | Investment | May 19th 2020

As UK business prepares for a measured exit from lockdown, an online conference for early stage investors explored new ways for firms to survive and flourish in what will become a ‘new normal.’

Events Coming Soon

09 Jul 2020

UX Oxford: UX in publishing Two UX experts share their experience and knowledge from the world of publishing. Leanne Dobson, UX designer at publisher Taylor & Francis talks on streamlining access to research on discovery tools and scholarly platforms, is joined by Fruto Design’s Dave Johns, formerly of Pearson (Edexcel), where he worked on digital tools for teachers. 7.30pm. Book here

13 Jul 2020

Preventing and controlling pandemics: from SARS to COVID-19 A conversation between Oxford Martin School visiting fellow, Professor Chris Dye and former chair of Public Health England Professor David Heymann. These two experts on viruses and pandemics will discuss what measures can be taken to prevent future pandemics, and how a post COVID-19 world might look. Hosted by Oxford Martin School. 5pm. Book here

14 Jul 2020

Hacking C# and ReST Q&A ReST was formalised 20 years ago now, and continues to be a source of debate amongst developers. Sebastien Lambla has been coding such systems since the noughties and in this session he’ll do a quick overview of the state of ReST today, then engage with attendees in a Q&A session. Hosted by .Net Oxford.  6.45pm. Book here

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