This is a roundup of help available from national government, local government and professional bodies for Oxfordshire firms and employees in the science and technology sector. It will be constantly updated, as new initiatives come on stream.read more...
In last week’s Budget the Chancellor has reduced entrepreneurs' lifetime allowances for capital gains tax relief from £10m to £1m.
Ahead of Oxford Greentech’s Clean Growth Conference on March 18, Gareth Dinnage, managing director of print firm Seacourt, sets out his ambition for Oxfordshire to be at the heart of the global low carbon economy, and what more can be done to drive it.
As the UK heads towards exiting Europe, Techtribe Oxford has been taking the temperature of Oxfordshire’s technology businesses and the investors in the county’s entrepreneurship and innovation. Responses on the consequences of Brexit were varied, although recruitment and retention, research funding, investment, supply chains, exports, regulation and government were all high on the list of ‘areas of uncertainty.’
Take-up for office and industrial property space fell in Oxfordshire last year but rents kept climbing, creating ‘a confusing picture,’ says a new report.
A new scheme aimed at boosting social enterprises and businesses looking to scale-up, has launched. The eScalate programme offers grants of up to £25,000.
Oxford Science Park will be ‘turning on the development taps’ for firms in big pharma and healthtech, according to the park’s chief executive Piers Scrimshaw-Wright. At a gathering of property […]
The shortage of skilled technicians is a major challenge for Oxfordshire’s burgeoning technology companies. The new Oxford Advanced Skills Centre (OAS) at the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s Culham campus goes a long way to addressing this shortfall by offering local companies specialist courses for their apprentices.
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.
Cautious welcome for boost to the rate of the R&D expenditure credit from 12 per cent to 13 per cent in the new Budget but concerns over how quickly coronavirus-related statutory sick pay refunds will be processed.
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.
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
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 online. Click here to register.
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.