Thanks to its AI-based modelling platform, Oxford-based tech startup Quorbit is working with leading retail and hospitality brands including Costa, John Lewis and WH Smith.
Co-founder Matt Brown explains how Quorbit builds tailored operating models to help companies plan their resource allocation and investment more accurately.
Artificial Intelligence company Mind Foundry has raised an additional £10.3m in Series A funding. Led by Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance (ANDI) of the MS&AD insurance group, it includes funding from […]
A £26.7 million contract for outboard and inboard motors fitted to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) small boats fleet has been awarded to engineering firm EP Barrus.
A global survey on ransomware attacks commissioned by cybersecurity firm Sophos has revealed that paying up can cost organisations much more than not paying.
Global research firm Forrester has listed Bicester-based technology PR firm CubanEight among the world's top channel-focused PR firms. CubanEight is among 85 firms who stood out.
The roles of Oxfordshire’s academic, life sciences and business communities in the fight against Covid-19 were topics explored in a recent podcast discussion hosted by property firm Bidwells.
Mark Evans of Adaptix, and business advisor Ian Tracey share their experience of winning grants, and Metro Bank's Ashley Keen reports on its response to loan applications.
As UK business prepares for a measured exit from lockdown, an online conference for early stage investors explored new ways for firms to survive and flourish in what will become a ‘new normal.’
The Oxford Foundry (OXFO) has launched an action plan to accelerate solutions to the problems caused by the coronavirus. 13 of its startups are engaged.
Harwell Campus is to be the site for a new national 5G and satellite technology testing facility. The engineering hub, backed by more than £3m of Government investment, is due […]
As my professional life is closely linked to innovation, and as someone who works for a business with innovation in its name - Oxford Innovation, I felt it important to read and take some cues from Matt Ridley’s latest book How Innovation Works.
Cash is on the decline everywhere. More and more shops won't accept cash, following decades of digitalisation of our money. Between 2017 and 2018 alone, the South East saw a 7.7% decrease in cash withdrawals, reported by the BBC as the highest percentage of contactless transactions of any UK region.
Even pre-Covid, growing companies were faced with the question of whether to lease or licence offices, what type of accommodation they needed, and the support and network the space gave access to. Now, in this fluid environment, companies need more flexibility when it comes to choosing accommodation. The Oxford Trust runs two innovations centres in Oxford, and the range of space and support on offer is designed for start-ups and scale-up firms in tech and science sectors.
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.