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Date is announced for this year’s Creative Industries Showcase, as sector growth outperforms wider economy

Gill Oliver | Comms | Media | Culture | Entertainment | Publishing | AI | Feb 18th 2020

Professionals from broadcasting, video games, special effects, music and publishing will come together in Oxford this summer for Creative Industries Showcase #2


Game on: Workshop explores what it takes to save the world

Gill Oliver | Network profile | Jan 25th 2020

What does it take to save the world? This key question is explored at an Oxford-based workshop, where a card game with a powerful message takes centre stage. The event […]


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.


Network profile: ScreenTalk Oxfordshire

Gill Oliver | Network profile | Nov 15th 2019

Gareth Ellis-Unwin, the producer of BAFTA-winning film The King’s Speech, and On Chesil Beach and Colette producer Elizabeth Karlsen are just two of the high-profile guests to be found at […]


Network profile: The Oxford Digital Workers’ Union

Gill Oliver | Network profile | Sep 22nd 2019

The Oxford Digital Workers’ Union is a meetup in the city centre, which brings together Oxford’s digital marketing community. With 400 members and growing, it was started by Aisha Kellaway […]


Venturefest 2019: Global relationships are focus

Karen David | Investment | Sep 4th 2019

“Venturefest brings together innovators, investors, entrepreneurs and business support to make connections that lead to new investments, new businesses and new ideas that as a result contributes to the growth of the regional economy,” says Executive Chair Mike Foster

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07 Apr 2020

POSTPONED Safety in numbers – next generation patient monitoring and data analysis in acute care – talk by Dr Keith Errey, CEO and co-founder of Isansys and strong advocate of digital and data-driven methods in healthcare. 12 to 1.30pm at Bio Escalator, 696 Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7FZ. Details

07 Apr 2020

Internet of Things Thames Valley April This regular gathering of the IoT community goes online for the first time with speakers from Jaguar Land Rover and Happiest Minds on connected cars, NVIDIA on autonomous objects, Computer Futures on women in tech, Thames Valley Berkshire on the connected city cluster and MIT Dynamic Technologies on carbon emissions reduction. From 7pm onlineClick here to register.


08 Apr 2020

J-Ox April gathering for Java users. Lightning talks lined up so far from TripAdvisor, Kudos Innovations, Humand Talent Solutions, University of Oxford, GE Aviation and more. 7 to 9pm at The Jam Factory, Oxford. This event may be cancelled or moved online. Click here to check with the organisers

08 Apr 2020

POSTPONED Manufacturing Connect Event – Future Factories Connect, share and create opportunities with some of the region‘s brightest manufacturers. 10am to 1pm at Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd, 172 Park Drive, Abingdon OX14 4SD Postponed until further notice, click here for details.

08 Apr 2020

Fundamentals of User Experience design This online training course will get you started on User Experience (UX) design through a series of exercises where you will learn best practice for user-centred design for digital experiences, such as websites and mobile apps. Bring your own idea or work on an example project, it’s up to you. Online 8 to 10 April, 2 to 5pm each day. Register here.

15 Apr 2020

Think Like a Futurist and Build Successful Strategies To run a successful business, you need to build robust long-term growth strategies, considering the extrapolation of the past into the future, and all of the emerging trends and their implications. This Strategic Foresight workshop, facilitated by futurist and former Walt Disney Company consumer strategist, Joana Lenkova, is for SME’s and micro firms taking important decisions with large impact on the future. 10.00 to 11.30am, online.  Register here

22 Apr 2020

Business models for a new decade: innovation and climate action Gerrard Fisher of circular economy specialists QSA Partners leads this session on the circular economy and what makes this model successful, with case studies from companies who have successfully implemented circular change (and some where they haven’t!) 10.15am to 12.15pm, online. Register here.

23 Apr 2020

TheHill Oxford April meetup features guest speaker Kathy Hall, Director of Tech and Data Strategy at NHSX, previously Director of Strategy at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. TheHill is Oxfordshire’s health and care digital transformation catalyst. 5.30 to 7.30 This event will be delivered online. More details to come – register here to receive updates

TheHill social mixer

23 Apr 2020

The World After Corona – Globalisation, Risk and the Future Ian Goldin, founding director of Oxford Martin School and former Vice President of the World Bank, is a leading expert on the systemic risks created by globalisation – risks that, in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, are no longer hypothetical, but profoundly affecting every human being alive today. In this livestream he explores the underlying causes and long-term consequences of our immediate crisis, how globalisation creates systemic risks, and what we can we do about it. Online 6.30 to 7.30pm. Register here.

24 Apr 2020

CANCELLED John Donne Lecture with Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell The renowned astrophysicist, best known for her discovery of pulsars while studying at University of Cambridge, is a role model for students and female scientists. Awarded a CBE for services to astronomy in 1999, and a DBE in 2007, Bell Burnell has featured on BBC Four’s Beautiful Minds, and BBC Two’s Horizon. This annual public lecture is held by Hertford College. 4.30 to 6pm at The Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford. This event has been cancelled. Click here for details

28 Apr 2020

POSTPONED Data work: the hidden talent and secret logic fuelling artificial intelligence Professor Gina Neff, Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the Oxford Internet Institute and the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford, will argue that while advances in AI have sparked attention to the challenges of the ethical design of technologies, less attention has been focused on the requirements for their ethical use. 5 to 6pm at Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BD This event has been postponed. Click here for more details

23 Jun 2020

The EV Summit This two-day event brings together key players in electric vehicles, energy, information technology and charging infrastructure, to shape the debate and the contours of the new eMobility industry. Six hundred of the most connected people in the EV space will be invited to attend. Partners include EDFE, BCLP Law, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks. Speakers so far include Fiona Howarth, CEO of Octopus EV and Guenter Butschek, CEO of Tata Motors. June 23 and 24 at Saïd Business School, Oxford OX 1 1HP. Please note that this event may be postponed or moved online. Click here for details and to check with the organiser.

08 Sep 2020

Ebike Summit 2020 Business leaders and key players working in the ebike sector come together to explore how we advance full ebike mobility. This one day forum is based on the dual themes of business engagement and thought leadership. There will also be ebikes to view and ride. 8.30am to 7pm at Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD. This event has been rescheduled from 16 April – click here for details.


09 Sep 2020

OxPropFest 2020 The Oxfordshire Property Festival brings the best of the regional property sector for a day of celebration. Based at Keble College there are walks around Oxford and Bicester and the chance to hear about the development of key projects from the people behind them. An evening event includes awards ceremony and music over a black tie dinner. 10am to 11pm, Keble College. Details

20 Nov 2020

Cherwell Business Awards 2020 Dinner and awards ceremony celebrating talent over nine categories, including Innovation. Heythrop Park, Enstone, Oxfordshire. Note this event has been postponed from May 15 2020. Details.

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