Remote working: STEM Advisers call for ‘tech that works for us’

Karen David | Event Review | IT | Broadband | Work spaces | Management | Sep 16th 2020

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.

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Boost for Bicester engineering firm with MOD small-boats contract 

Karen David | Government | Recruitment | Manufacturing | Jun 19th 2020

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.

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Sophos report finds paying ransomware demands could double costs for victims 

Antony David | IT | Jun 17th 2020

A global survey on ransomware attacks commissioned by cybersecurity firm Sophos has revealed that paying up can cost organisations much more than not paying.

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Forrester puts tech PR CubanEight among world’s top channel-focused agencies

Karen David | IT | Media | Jun 9th 2020

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.

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Oxfordshire should project itself with ‘more confidence and vigour’ says OxLEP strategy chief

Karen David | Infrastructure | Finance | Investment | Covid-19 | May 28th 2020

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.

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Covid-19: Tips on succeeding with applications for grants and loans

Antony David | Finance | Investment | Covid-19 | May 26th 2020

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.

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Early-stage investors urge government to provide EIS tax relief for matched funding

Antony David | Event Review | Finance | Investment | May 19th 2020

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.’

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Covid-19: Oxford Foundry action plan helps tech ventures fight coronavirus challenges

Antony David | Healthcare | Social Care | Covid-19 | May 1st 2020

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.

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Covid-19: Help for Oxfordshire firms during the crisis

Antony David | Finance | Government | Management | Covid-19 | Apr 3rd 2020

Last updated 26 May. This is a roundup of help available from national government, local government and professional bodies for Oxfordshire firms and employees.

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BUDGET: Changes to Entrepreneurs’ Tax Relief ‘not likely to change the investment landscape,’ say regional experts

Antony David | Government | Investment | Management | Mar 13th 2020

In last week’s Budget the Chancellor has reduced entrepreneurs' lifetime allowances for capital gains tax relief from £10m to £1m.

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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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Covid-19: Blavatnik launches tracker to measure response from governments around the world

Gill Oliver | Infrastructure | Finance | Healthcare | Social Care | Education | Government | Politics | AI | Covid-19 | Mar 25th 2020

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.

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Oxford joins Europe’s top 20 cities for tech investment

Karen David | Investment | Mar 17th 2020

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.

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Oxford charity chief calls on clean growth sector to ‘double its impact’

Karen David | Social Care | Sustainability | Recruitment | OxfordshireGreentech | Mar 12th 2020

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.

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Sharp opens up its Oxford R&D facilities and expertise to technology firms 

Karen David | Sponsored feature | Feb 5th 2020

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.

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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.

23 Sep 2020

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

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