Six months into a major shift towards remote working, practitioners in STEM sectors got together online to discuss how it has changed their working lives and businesses. With a focus on technology, members and guests of STEM Advisers Hub shared their experiences, the platforms they’re using and how they are addressing impacts on productivity, managing teams and business culture. TechTribe Oxford sat in on the call.read more...
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.
In last week’s Budget the Chancellor has reduced entrepreneurs' lifetime allowances for capital gains tax relief from £10m to £1m.
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.
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 […]
An online tool to track and compare policy responses of governments tackling the coronavirus outbreak around the world, has been launched by the Blavatnik School of Government.
More than £10bn was invested in UK tech companies in 2019 according to the Tech Nation 2020 report, published today. The data reveals there are seven digital technology ‘unicorns’ based in the South East of England, and Oxford joins Manchester, London, Bristol and Cambridge as the five UK cities in the top 20 European investment tech cities.
Firms in Oxfordshire’s growing low carbon economy have the opportunity to ‘double their impact’ and ensure their actions have positive social impact as well as environmental. Paul Roberts, head of employment and social enterprise charity Aspire, tells TechTribe Oxford how his organisation is stepping up its activities with enterprises, to help create a low carbon economy that is inclusive and accessible to all.
Sharp Laboratories of Europe is opening up its laboratories and technical expertise to UK enterprises, enabling technology to tap into the resources that have helped drive Sharp Corporation’s global success.
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
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.
ScreenTalk Oxfordshire: What next – is animation the answer? This introduction for newcomers to the animation sector and commercial update for those already involved is chaired by producer David Marlow and includes He Sun, head of Rebellion Studios VFX, with credits including Maleficent, Lion King and Mandalorian, to cover animation in live-action VFX, including virtual production technology. Speakers also include Disney animator Gary Andrews, Aidan Coughlan of SAE and Vanessa Chapman, former ITV head of children’s television. 7pm online. Details