A tech startup is working with leading retail and hospitality brands including Costa, John Lewis and WH Smith. Oxford-based Quorbit builds tailored operating models to help companies plan their resource […]


Green recovery flourishing in Oxfordshire but businesses call for government to step up support

Technology firms in Oxfordshire are playing a vital role in the country’s post-Covid green recovery but need more funding from government, says a new report.


AI company Mind Foundry raises another £10m as it promises to ‘transform’ the insurance sector

Gill Oliver | Finance | AI | Nov 17th 2020

Artificial Intelligence company Mind Foundry has raised an additional £10.3m in Series A funding. Led by Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance (ANDI) of the MS&AD insurance group, it includes funding from […]


BOOK REVIEW: Tim Hwang’s Subprime Attention Crisis: Advertising and the Time Bomb at the Heart of the Internet

Charles Pidgeon | Book review | Jan 6th 2021

When was the last time you clicked on an online ad? Probably, it was an accident, a so-called ‘fat finger’ click, and you exited immediately without noticing what was being sold to you. This prompts the question: is online advertising actually effective?


Government-backed 5G facility will be built in Oxfordshire

Gill Oliver | Infrastructure | Comms | Entertainment | Government | Broadband | Nov 28th 2020

Harwell Campus is to be the site for a new national 5G and satellite technology testing facility. The engineering hub, backed by more than £3m of Government investment, is due […]


Sensyne Health’s latest research deal with NHS Foundation Trust brings total patient dataset to more than five million

Gill Oliver | Pharma | Healthcare | Biotech | Medical | AI | Nov 17th 2020

Clinical AI company Sensyne Health has signed a five-year strategic research agreement with Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. The dataset covers just over one million unique patient records, with all data […]


Community trial of green tech startup’s recycling app proves a hit with residents

Gill Oliver | IT | Food | Sustainability | Agriculture | Software | Nov 17th 2020

Greentech startup CryptoCycle's Reward4Waste recycling app, which offers cash rewards for returning single-use packaging, is piloted across 2,000 households.


OXIS Energy wins 10-year contract to electrify the luxury boat market

Gill Oliver | Energy | Infrastructure | Aerospace | Sustainability | Nov 17th 2020

Lithium-sulfur battery manufacturer OXIS Energy has won a £3.8m contract to build battery-powered luxury boats. The 10-year deal with Yachts de Luxe (YdL) of Singapore will see Culham Science Centre-based […]


Bumper year for the video games and consoles market as sales forecast to exceed £2bn

Gill Oliver | Culture | Entertainment | Publishing | Covid-19 | Software | Nov 17th 2020

It’s been a bumper year for the video games and consoles market, with sales up by more than 50 per cent set to reach almost £2bn, according to new research. […]


ColdQuanta gets £2.8 million funding boost for quantum projects

Karen David | Aerospace | Quantum | Oct 29th 2020

Oxford-based Quantum atomics company ColdQuanta UK has been awarded £2.8 million from Innovate UK for the development of quantum technology projects.


Book review: Matt Ridley’s How Innovation Works

Jens Tholstrup | Book review | Oct 15th 2020

As my professional life is closely linked to innovation, and as someone who works for a business with innovation in its name - Oxford Innovation, I felt it important to read and take some cues from Matt Ridley’s latest book How Innovation Works.


Rebellion’s Latest Video Game Sniper Elite VR is in “late stages of development”

Adam Hewitt | Media | Culture | Entertainment | Oct 9th 2020

The Sniper Elite games have carved out a sizeable fanbase and now Rebellion is bringing the engaging tactical shooter to virtual reality with Sniper Elite VR.


Rebellion invites film industry experts to try out its revolutionary virtual production set

Karen David | Media | Culture | Entertainment | Oct 6th 2020

In a demonstration of the power of Rebellion's new production tools, art directors, directors of photography, grips and other film personnel saw how games-engine-generated, virtual reality backgrounds can be integrated with camera movements.

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