Oxford City Council launches chatbot project

Oxford City Council is leading a group of local authorities in a project to explore the potential for using chatbots and AI to deal with customer enquiries. It has begun to look for support in a three-month programme to lay the ground for the possible development of an application that could be used by the … Continue reading “Oxford City Council launches chatbot project”

The new Science Oxford Centre on film

From September 2019, the new Science Oxford Centre in Headington will be fully open to visits for primary schools and early years groups from across the region. The new centre is the UK’s first integrated indoor-outdoor science education centre. At its core will be the Exploration Zone, a new kind of hands-on science exhibition that … Continue reading “The new Science Oxford Centre on film”

Transformative technologies – the driving force of Oxfordshire’s Local Industrial Strategy

Nigel Tipple, Chief Executive of Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP), highlights the type of technologies that are helping to drive its strategy forward. Read the full article on the

Low Carbon Building Group delivers cutting-edge research

Oxford Brookes University delivers new research findings on how improvements to our indoor environment at work could help productivity. Productivity levels in the UK are known to lag behind those of other leading economies. The Office for National Statistics has found that the average UK worker is 26% less productive than a German worker and … Continue reading “Low Carbon Building Group delivers cutting-edge research”

Oxford ranked first in world for engineering and digital

The University of Oxford overtook three US universities known for their strength in technology to lead in the Engineering and Computer Science tables. The ranking is based on criteria measuring teaching, research, industry income, international outlook and citations, which are combined to provide a comparison of universities worldwide. This year, the engineering and technology ranking … Continue reading “Oxford ranked first in world for engineering and digital”

Why is Oxfordshire at the heart of global autonomous vehicle development?

This article by Nigel Tipple, Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Chief Executive appeared as a guest post on the GOV.UK website on 3rd December 2018. On 22 November, the Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark visited the Culham Science Centre-based Oxbotica to announce the UK government has committed £25m towards three autonomous vehicle projects, bringing the … Continue reading “Why is Oxfordshire at the heart of global autonomous vehicle development?”