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STEM Advisers Hub – from pub meetup to STEM sector think tank

Karen David | Profile | IT | Medical | Manufacturing | Management | Sep 11th 2020

Like so many networking groups STEM advisers began with a group of like-minded people with shared interests meeting up regularly over a few drinks.  STEM Advisers Hub now draws in practitioners and service providers from a wide geographical area who are working in the science, tech, engineering, maths, medical and manufacturing sectors  consultants.

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OxLEP Q&A: Business models with strong digital components more likely to be resilient post-lockdown

Karen David | Event Review | Q&A | Government | Work spaces | Management | Covid-19 | May 1st 2020

Firms with a strong digital component in their business models are more likely to be resilient after the lockdown, according to one of Oxfordshire’s business experts. In an online Q&A […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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22 Sep 2020

UX Oxford: Leading through Covid-19 Rebecca Kemp, Director of Customer Journey at Citizens Advice , leads the customer journey team, which designs services and products for 25 million users a year. She explains how her team is using agile to respond to coronavirus, at a time when use of its digital advice has increased dramatically and the team has moved to working remotely. 7.30pm Details

 

23 Sep 2020

Canva Tips and Tricks If you could do with some help using Canva, Thames Valley Tech &. Digital Community uses the creative platform to produce most marketing material. Louize Clarke shares her experience with advice and guidance in an interactive session, so bring along questions. 10am. Details here.

24 Sep 2020

AI & Automation in Primary Healthcare. Learn about digital transformation in general practice as technology takes on more of the work, leading research on potential use of AI & automation in primary care, how it works and is fuelling the fourth revolution across banks, insurance, telecoms and utilities and now healthcare. Speakers include Dr Matt Willis of Oxford Internet Institute. 3.45pm. Details

29 Sep 2020

Terraform – The Present and The Future Two years after DevOps introduced Terraform, Mark Bevc of The Scale Factory and Craig Loftus from Dendra explain how it is being used in practice and what the future holds. Includes live demos, practical solutions and discussion. Online. 7pm. Details here

30 Sep 2020

Seizing the opportunity to raise hydrocarbon taxation By this September the EU is likely to set out the new phase of its emissions trading scheme, which will bring transportation into a carbon taxation. William Todts, executive director of Transport & Environment, will discuss how best to set appropriate incentives for the transportation sector, and the IMF’s Daniel Hardy will discuss the desirability and feasibility of raising carbon taxes following the collapse in oil and other energy prices caused by the COVID-19 crisis and other factors. Discussion chair Helen Gavin of Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute. 11am. Book here

Left to right: Daniel Hardy, William Todts, and Helen Gavin

30 Sep 2020

Energy efficiency for businesses: how to cover the upfront costs EnergyPro’s Alex Rathmell explains how financing works for energy efficiency projects through ESOx, Energy Solutions Oxfordshire, an energy efficiency service helping organisations lower their energy use, while saving time and money.  Includes input from finance companies on the options available. Details of this and more Oxfordshire Greentech events

07 Oct 2020

Local government Drupal update Agile Collective’s Finn Lewis gives an update ‘from the coalface’ and James shares recent successes with VUE JS and Drupal. Hosted by Oxford Drupal Users’ Group. 7pm. Details

13 Oct 2020

STEM Advisers Hub – Evaluating investment When is the right time to seek investment, what are the options at different stages of growth and how to use fundraising for market testing. This regular group is for business owners, consultants and practitioners in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, manufacturing or medical sectors. Regular, friendly meetings provide connections and support. 1 to 2.30pm, online. Register here.

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.

23 Nov 2020

Cleantech Venture Week Investment-ready cleantech entrepreneurs are invited to apply to take part in a week of innovative pitches, keynote speeches and networking for innovators and investors looking for climate-positive solutions. This world-class pitching and investment event gives participants access to cleantech SMEs, fund managers, investors, corporate financiers, innovation scouts and professional service firms. Click here for programme, registration and application details

15 Dec 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. December 15 and 16, Saïd Business School, Oxford OX 1 1HP.  Click here for details

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