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. TechTribe Oxford asked chief operating officer Tom de Wilton how the firm faced the challenge of sterilising textiles with minimum carbon emissions.


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.’


Covid-19: Oxford researchers track how daily energy use has changed during lockdown

Antony David | Energy | Infrastructure | Sustainability | May 16th 2020

An Oxford University research project is tracking behaviour during lockdown to inform decisions about organising energy provision in a post-lockdown world.


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. Oxford-based Oxbotica has stepped up recruitment of developers from the video games industry and now has a team of 12 in its ranks.


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, chief executive of 3D imaging firm Adaptix, and business advisor Ian Tracey share their experience of preparing for and winning grants, while Metro Bank regional director Ashley Keen reports on the bank's response to loan applications.


Energy Superhub Oxford: First homes to benefit from low carbon heating systems

Karen David | Energy | Infrastructure | May 19th 2020

Sixty homes in Oxford’s Blackbird Leys will be the first to have low carbon ground source heat pumps installed as part of Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO).


BOOK REVIEW: The Idea of the Brain by Matthew Cobb

Antony David | Book review | May 14th 2020

Matthew Cobb’s book charts the history of efforts to understand the brain and brings us up to date with the latest developments in neuroscience.


Covid-19: Crowdless helps shoppers to avoid busy supermarkets

Karen David | Culture | Food | AI | Covid-19 | May 7th 2020

An app which tells you how busy your local supermarket is before you set off has been developed in weeks in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Covid-19: Oxford Foundry action plan helps tech ventures fight coronavirus challenges

Antony David | Healthcare | Social Care | Covid-19 | May 1st 2020

The Oxford Foundry (OXFO) has launched an action plan to accelerate solutions to the problems caused by the coronavirus. 13 of its startups are engaged.


ESO helps ODS go electric with first EV’s added to fleet

Karen David | Energy | Infrastructure | Automotive | Sustainability | Apr 28th 2020

Oxford Direct Services (ODS) has taken delivery of nine electric vehicles (EV’s) as part of Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO), a £41m project designed to integrate and dramatically decarbonise energy, heat and transport systems across the city.


Covid-19: As Oxford vaccine trials start, experts look ahead to manufacturing at scale

Antony David | Healthcare | Medical | Covid-19 | Apr 28th 2020

Starting on 23 April, over a thousand volunteers will receive a Covid-19 candidate vaccine in trials led by Prof Sarah Gilbert at Oxford's Jenner Institute.


Covid-19: Nye Phone helps health professionals maintain care at a distance

Antony David | Healthcare | Medical | Covid-19 | Apr 27th 2020

Healthcare workers are not in it for the money, nor because it is safest. Nye Health's comms solutions enable care to continue remotely through the crisis.

Events Coming Soon

09 Jun 2020

Ox:Agile – Why do you keep bugging me with those irrelevant questions? Project managers are your friends, really they are. In this talk Elsevier’s John Hunt demystifies why project managers still ask so many of the same old questions, covering what a project manager does in an agile world, how ways of working have changed and how to get the best out of  them. 7 to 9pm. Book here


10 Jun 2020

NHS applications – interoperability workshop To sell into the NHS integration with existing systems is essential. Engineers from InterSystems join TheHill for a workshop about how these systems work and how to ensure  products benefits from this integration. Participants will also have the chance to join TheHill’s NHS Market Access Accelerator cohort and gain insight into its forthcoming open API bootcamp. 11 am to 12.30pm. Book here

11 Jun 2020

SAE Extra: Tips for a career in TV with Producer/Director Winston Gallagher Learn some top tips on how to forge a career in the TV industry in this virtual masterclass with Winston Gallagher, whose credits include Attenborough and the Giant Elephant, A League Of Their Own – European Road Trip, Travel Man, Snackmasters  and The Gadget Show. Hosted by SAE and ScreenTalk Oxfordshire. Book here

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