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…


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…


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

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…


Reforming Oxfordshire’s transport network: Time for the Oxford Metro?

Antony David | Infrastructure | Sustainability | Jul 6th 2020

The innovation powerhouse that is Oxfordshire will be vitally important in creating technology and knowledge economy jobs for the whole country. The county has committed to adding 100,000…


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’…


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…


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

Technology start-ups and spin-outs in Oxfordshire are ready to play their part in the country’s post-COVID green recovery but want more long-term strategy and funding from central government….


Covid-19: Help for Oxfordshire firms during the crisis

Antony David | Finance | Government | Management | Covid-19 | Apr 3rd 2020

Last updated 26 May. This is a roundup of help available from national government, local government and professional bodies for Oxfordshire firms and employees in the science and…


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

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

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…


Oxfordshire’s new transport model to offer ‘more nimble’ insights for network planners

Karen David | Infrastructure | Government | Jun 10th 2020

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, changes to the transport infrastructure across Oxfordshire are under way to create space for people to get around while maintaining social distancing….