Oxford Sustainable Future Symposium

Oxford, as with many parts of the county, is faced with a wide range of challenges that constrain our ability to provide a world class environment for our people. In June, three strategic organisations joined together for the Oxford Sustainable Future Symposium, which explored a route to addressing many of these issues. The Symposium was … Continue reading “Oxford Sustainable Future Symposium”

Event: Resilient Oxford workshop – 26th Oct 2015

By: Smart Oxford 12:30-4:30, Town Hall, St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1BX This workshop will bring together a diverse array of city stakeholders from the public & private sectors, academia, and local communities, to help identify and evaluate the city’s challenges and resilience-building priorities in a cross-group and interdisiplinary way. The output of the workshop will … Continue reading “Event: Resilient Oxford workshop – 26th Oct 2015”

Oxford City Council shortlisted in National Air Quality Awards

By: Oxford City Council Oxford City Council has been shortlisted in the National Air Quality Awards. The Council has been shortlisted in the Local Authority Air Quality Initiative of the Year award for the Low Emission Zone in the city centre. The zone was introduced last year by the City Council and Oxfordshire County Council … Continue reading “Oxford City Council shortlisted in National Air Quality Awards”

Improve the Air in Oxford – Join the CleanSpace Movement & Grab a Tag

By: CleanSpace Team, Drayson Technologies Across the UK, thousands of people have downloaded the CleanSpace app and are earning CleanMiles when they travel cleanly by foot or by bike, redeeming them for rewards with our high street and online partners. But, this is just the beginning. If the people of Oxford join the movement with … Continue reading “Improve the Air in Oxford – Join the CleanSpace Movement & Grab a Tag”

Digital Minister welcomes innovative approach to delivering high-speed broadband in Oxfordshire

By: Oxfordshire County Council Ed Vaizey, Digital Economy Minister, has been seeing first-hand how a mixture of technologies and innovations are being used in the roll-out of high-speed broadband by the ‘Better Broadband for Oxfordshire’ partnership to some of the more rural parts of the county. Earlier this month, he was in the village of … Continue reading “Digital Minister welcomes innovative approach to delivering high-speed broadband in Oxfordshire”

Oxford submits 9m bid to encourage the use of electric vehicles

By: Oxford City Council We have submitted a £9m bid to the Government to encourage more people to use electric vehicles. If the bid is successful, we will use the money to give people financial incentives to use electric vehicles and install more charging points across the city. We will also trial in the city … Continue reading “Oxford submits 9m bid to encourage the use of electric vehicles”

Oxford: Integrating Renewables Conference – 5th October 2015

By: Oxford Energy The slides are included in the Storify below or you can view them individually. [View the story ‘Integrating Renewables Conference’ on Storify] This article first appeared on the Oxford Energy site in October 2015.

The Smart Oxford Challenge – innovative ideas for smarter cities

By: Bryan Marshall, Nominet Click the image above to see all the photos from the day Last month, Nominet R&D held the Smart Oxford Challenge, a one-day, startup accelerator to help fledgling entrepreneurs create compelling smart city and IoT innovations for the city of Oxford and beyond. The room began buzzing at 9am and didn’t … Continue reading “The Smart Oxford Challenge – innovative ideas for smarter cities”

Oxfordshire to host the UK’s largest community-owned rooftop solar

By: Low Carbon Hub Prodrive and the Low Carbon Hub today announced an agreement to develop a community-owned rooftop solar PV installation on Prodrive’s Banbury headquarters in early 2016. The project will be fully funded by the Low Carbon Hub – an Oxfordshire-wide social enterprise – and will generate green electricity for Prodrive, deliver an … Continue reading “Oxfordshire to host the UK’s largest community-owned rooftop solar”