The Oxford Flood Network – a citizen based initiative

Building a citizen-led flood detection network using the Internet of Things The Oxford Flood Network is a citizen-based initiative for water-level monitoring sensors – a “guerilla network” in the spirit of the crowdsourced Japan Radiation Map created by the public around Fukushima in response to a lack of official information. Ben Ward of the Oxford … Continue reading “The Oxford Flood Network – a citizen based initiative”

Pedalling Innovation – Oxford’s first cycling hackathon

By: Agile Ox 5th February 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 6th February 2016 @ 6:00 pm Following on from the success of June’s ‘Can you see the future of cycling in Oxford’ event, Oxford’s Environmental Sustainability Team and agile-ox are coming together again to bring you a full cycle hackathon, in association with Smart Oxford … Continue reading “Pedalling Innovation – Oxford’s first cycling hackathon”

Getting critical

By: University of Oxford Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute analyses the risks to the nation’s infrastructure When it comes to Britain’s national infrastructure, providers of vital services – water, electricity, gas, waste, transport and communications – tend to operate and manage as independent entities, each ploughing their own individual furrow. But research and analysis by the … Continue reading “Getting critical”

Oxford bids to become European capital of innovation

By: Oxford City Council Oxford is aiming to be crowned Europe’s Capital of Innovation 2016 and win a prize of €950,000 to build on the city’s achievements and create a lasting culture of innovation across many aspects of people’s lives. The City Council is coordinating a multi-sector team that includes the County Council, the two … Continue reading “Oxford bids to become European capital of innovation”

Preparing for the future – the first Resilient Oxford workshop

By: Smart Oxford On 26th October Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council and the University of Oxford brought together a wide range stakeholders from across Oxford’s public & private sectors, academia, and local communities, for the first Resilent Oxford workshop, to help identify and evaluate the city’s challenges and priorities, and to help the city … Continue reading “Preparing for the future – the first Resilient Oxford workshop”

So much awesome stuff #StartedinOxford

By: agile-ox, University of Oxford This week, Isis Innovation is celebrating the fact that Oxford is one of the most innovative regions in the UK, by asking folks on twitter to tweet with examples of Oxford Innovation, using #StartedinOxford. See below for a full picture from Storify. Here’s my first two-pence worth: There are lots … Continue reading “So much awesome stuff #StartedinOxford”

Oxford spinout uses phase change materials for smart glazing and displays

By: University of Oxford The discovery by researchers at the University of Oxford that it is possible to use extremely thin, flexible, transparent layers of a new smart material to create low-energy, high-resolution displays and glazing is to be commercialised by spinout company Bodle Technologies. Oxford Sciences Innovation, the £320m investment company established to provide … Continue reading “Oxford spinout uses phase change materials for smart glazing and displays”