Oxford’s tech sector attracted almost £170m ($219m) of venture capital investment in 2019, according to the latest government data released today.


Williams Grand Prix sells majority stake in Williams Advanced Engineering to EMK Capital

Gill Oliver | Finance | Sport | Automotive | Manufacturing | AI | Dec 27th 2019

Williams Grand Prix Holdings plc has sold a majority equity stake in Williams Advanced Engineering to an independent private equity firm.


Energy storage: How one Oxfordshire firm is pioneering new battery technology

Antony David | Energy | Automotive | Dec 10th 2019

The storage of electricity from low or zero carbon generation sources is of vital importance to addressing the climate crisis. OXIS Energy is one of the Oxfordshire companies pioneering the development of a new generation of batteries.


Filmmakers shooting with mobile phones inspire Oxfordshire Screentalk audience

Karen David | Event Review | Media | Culture | Entertainment | Jan 18th 2020

The latest Screentalk Oxfordshire event explored how filmmakers are using mobile phones in new ways for creative storytelling. In a packed room at Oxford’s Curzon Cinema, BBC filmmaker and trainer […]


Oxfordshire Greentech: Inside the business network fuelling Oxfordshire’s low carbon economy

Karen David | Sustainability | Network profile | OxfordshireGreentech | Dec 6th 2019

At its energy strategy launch in 2019, Oxfordshire’s enterprise partnership OxLEP estimated that by 2030 the county’s low energy sector could be bringing £1.35bn annually into the regional economy and is capable of growing 11 per cent a year - four times faster than the national economy.


Vehicle-to-grid: Oxfordshire study could mean power from electric vehicles is used to balance supply 

Karen David | Automotive | Sustainability | Dec 6th 2019

Parked commercial electric vehicles (EV's) could be used to help balance electricity supply on the UK’s energy network. Oxfordshire County Council is taking part in a national scheme to test the feasibility of vehicle-to-grid power management. This would involve EV's delivering power from their batteries back into the national grid when they are plugged in for charging, helping to prevent the network from becoming stressed at peak times.


Oxford hospital trust digital chief calls for swifter adoption of technology

Karen David | IT | Healthcare | Medical | AI | Dec 2nd 2019

The new chief digital and partnerships officer for Oxford University Hospitals has called on the health service to recognise the benefits of innovation. 


Playing tag: The Oxford association keeping track of academic content around the world

Georgina Matthews | Profile | IT | Publishing | Education | Nov 26th 2019

Crossref is a membership association of scholarly publishers which makes it easier to find, cite and link to academic content. “The company doesn’t hold the content but has a unique […]


Coffee and Danish with Jens Tholstrup of Oxford Investment Opportunity Network

Antony David | Finance | Nov 26th 2019

As his name suggests, Tholstrup has a Danish background, so it seemed appropriate we meet in Ole & Steen in Oxford’s Westgate Centre. As one of the county’s key strengths […]


New scheme is offering grants of up to £25,000 for social enterprises and growing businesses

Gill Oliver | Food | Sustainability | Government | Investment | Recruitment | Management | Nov 20th 2019

A new scheme aimed at boosting social enterprises and businesses looking to scale-up, has launched. The eScalate programme offers grants of up to £25,000.


Low-carbon energy strategy aims to bring £1.35bn a year into Oxfordshire’s economy by 2030

Karen David | Event Review | Energy | Sustainability | Nov 15th 2019

At a launch event in November, OxLEP director of strategy Ahmed Goga revealed to a packed room that the low-energy sector, which brings in £1.15bn annually to the regional economy, is capable of growing by 11 per cent a year, four times faster than the national economy. Read on for the initiatives and clean growth innovators in Oxfordshire helping to make this happen.


Exclusive: Behind the scenes at Rebellion’s Didcot Film Studios – one year on

Gill Oliver | Media | Culture | Entertainment | Publishing | Nov 11th 2019

One year on since video games company Rebellion splashed £78m on a former print factory in Didcot, we reveal how the transformation to film studios is going.


Commercial laundries: Can Oxford’s new eco-laundry become a blueprint for the industry?

Karen David | Energy | Sustainability | OxfordshireGreentech | Nov 8th 2019

Ben Towler, commercial manager of OXWASH, talks TechTribe Oxford through the firm's new eco-laundry, and how the firm is competing in a £1bn commercial laundry industry that is price-sensitive and dominated by major players.

Events Coming Soon

20 Jan 2020

Oxford Technology & Media New Year Event – Hope for the world As Greta Thunberg becomes Time Magazine’s person of the year, many wonder what we can do to address the climate change issues facing us. Could we find inspiration and practical steps closer to home? Serial entrepreneur and engineer Vinay Gupta, CEO and Founder of Mattereum and Hexayurt, will be in conversation with clean air consultant Alex Bigham. Vinay will explore the development of Hexayurt, his work with the world’s second largest blockchain Ethereum and how Mattereum addresses the excesses of human consumption and opens the door to a sustainable future. Part of Oxfordshire Technology & Media’s 10 Years to Save The World series. 6 to 9pm at Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke St, Oxford OX1 1BP. Details

21 Jan 2020

Cyclox. Patrick Lingwood, Active and Healthy Travel Officer at the county council, will be showing the draft Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIP) for input and presenting the results of the survey on cycle journeys in Oxford to which Cyclox members contributed. 7.30pm, St Michael’s at the Northgate Church (access via Ship Street). Details.

22 Jan 2020

Oxford Digital Workers Union: Online underdogs Headline speaker Helen Pollitt, Head of Digital at Avenue Digital, will be presenting: “SEO underdogs: Winning against your competition no matter their size.” With over ten years’ experience in digital marketing and SEO, Helen works with international corporates, small local businesses and start-ups to develop SEO strategies. She frequently appears on stage at conferences such as BrightonSEO, Learn Inbound and SearchLeeds and is a regular contributor to industry publications. 7 to 9pm at The Jericho Tavern, 56 Walton St, Oxford OX1. Details

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