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‘We’ll use our technology to build 500 homes and drive a green revolution in housebuilding’ Oxford company vows

Gill Oliver | Energy | Sustainability | Ecology | Government | Construction | Feb 13th 2020

Despite the government having declared a climate emergency, almost every new home being built around the country is making the problem worse. The construction industry has the technology…

transportech

Can the rise of electric cargo bikes transform the structure of Oxford’s roads?

Karen David | Infrastructure | Sustainability | Aug 23rd 2019

Cycling in Oxford is not for the fainthearted. And yet, it’s one of the most popular ways to get around the city. In June 2018, a report for…

biztech

Tech talent wars: In the battle for the best software engineers and developers, employers are having to think outside the box to recruit

Gill Oliver | IT | Management | Aug 23rd 2019

Digital innovation studio Venture Harbour recently needed to recruit a marketing manager and a lead software developer. But despite spending three or four-times more on advertising the software…

creativetech

Writers try out their creative ideas on AI storytelling platform

Karen David | Media | AI | Sep 13th 2019

Screenwriters from the worlds of film, TV, theatre and games have been selected to develop their ideas for interactive stories on an AI storytelling platform at The Writers’…

transportech

Oxford car plant charges into a new era, as Mini electric hits the streets

Karen David | Automotive | Sustainability | Manufacturing | Mar 5th 2020

The new Mini Electric is rolling off the production line at BMW’s Mini Plant in Oxford ready for launch on March 7. The electric car has been designed…

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

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

Oxford firm OXWASH would love its new eco-laundry in Oxford to turn the tide of the commercial laundry industry away from environmentally harmful practices. The renewably-powered facility is…

creativetech

Fake images: How an Oxford firm’s technology is helping to verify images online

Karen David | IT | Comms | Media | Culture | Entertainment | Publishing | AI | Feb 20th 2020

The ease with which anyone can manipulate a digital photo or video is driving an escalation in the presence of fake images across the internet. Yet technology to…

transportech

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…

creativetech

‘Values-driven’ digital agency becomes employee-owned

Karen David | Management | Aug 23rd 2019

When employees of digital agency Torchbox were invited to a company meeting for a ‘major announcement’, they must have dreaded the worst. Instead, the outcome was anything but….

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 grow by 11 per cent a year…