transportech

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.

healthtech

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. 

creativetech

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.

envirotech

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.

The availability of different sizes and types of battery is needed to broaden the applications to include buses and trucks, home storage systems, ships and aircraft. OXIS Energy is one of the Oxfordshire companies pioneering the development of a new generation of batteries to solve these problems.

envirotech

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.

biztech

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 […]

biztech

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 […]

biztech

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.

envirotech

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.

envirotech

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.

envirotech

Cool technology developed in Oxfordshire could be part of global solution to air conditioning challenge

Gill Oliver | Energy | Sustainability | Work spaces | Manufacturing | Nov 6th 2019

Air con is one of the 'blind spots in the energy debate', says the International Energy Authority. Is an Abingdon firm's tech part of the solution?

biztech

Life sciences cluster flourishes at Oxford Science Park 

Karen David | Event Review | Pharma | Work spaces | Nov 5th 2019

Oxford Science Park will be ‘turning on the development taps’ for firms in big pharma and healthtech, according to the park’s chief executive Piers Scrimshaw-Wright. At a gathering of property […]

healthtech

Bill & Melinda Gates funding for pharma firm Enesi

Gill Oliver | Pharma | Healthcare | Biotech | Medical | Oct 30th 2019

Milton-Park based pharma company Enesi has won funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate its tech platform to deliver solid dose vaccines.

Events Coming Soon

10 Dec 2019

A Step Towards Delivering Fusion Power – the John D Lawson lecture by Professor Ian Chapman, UKAEA and CCFE. This talk will describe the international effort towards delivering fusion, consider how UKAEA is supporting UK industry and academia to address the key challenges on the path to delivering commercial fusion power and look ahead towards the STEP programme to deliver smaller, cheaper fusion reactors. 3 to 6pm, R22 Pickavance Lecture Theatre, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford Campus OX11 0QX Details

11 Dec 2019

Oxford Internet Professionals December meetup Regular gathering for all involved with the internet: designers, developers, trainers, search specialists, social media experts, entrepreneurs, academics, digital business owners and more. From 7.30pm at The Red Lion, Oxford. Details.

07 Jan 2020

Utility of non-invasive image derived biomarkers to characterise health and disease Talk by Dr Andrea Dennis, head of biomarker sciences, Perspectum Diagnostics. 12 to 1.30pm, Bio Escalator, 696 Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7FZ. Details

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