Taking Oxfordshire’s global opportunities to a Westminster audience

Oxfordshire is ‘open for business’ – that is the message the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) has once again taken to Central London earlier today (19 March), as it staged its third House of Commons economic briefing. This was the third of four briefings lined-up for Westminster, which see OxLEP ‘taking the Oxfordshire economy’ to … Continue reading “Taking Oxfordshire’s global opportunities to a Westminster audience”

New Science Oxford Centre one step closer

Oxford is one step closer to opening a brand new science centre this week, as the team at the Oxford Trust (the charity behind Science Oxford) received the keys to the revolving doors of the Science Oxford Centre and the adjoining Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI) at Stansfeld Park in Headington. From September 2019, the … Continue reading “New Science Oxford Centre one step closer”

Oxford Trust receives the keys to Wood Centre for Innovation

It might have been a wet, blustery winter’s day but for the Oxford Trust the sun was shining on Tuesday as Kenneth Hale from Beard Oxford handed the keys to their Stansfeld Park development to John Boyle, Chair of the Trust, and CEO Steve Burgess. The Trust took the leasehold on the 18-acre woodland site, … Continue reading “Oxford Trust receives the keys to Wood Centre for Innovation”

Event – SMEs and Start-ups: Unlock Oxford city’s smart solutions

Tue, 2 April 2019, 16:00 – 19:00 BSTOxford Town Hall, Oxford OX1 1BX If you’ve ever thought about how your company could harness the power of innovative technology in order to improve your city, or wondered whether you are positioning your SME or start-up to realise its full potential in the smart city market, and … Continue reading “Event – SMEs and Start-ups: Unlock Oxford city’s smart solutions”

Oxford: StreetDrone releases open source simulation model

Oxford-based StreetDrone is releasing a tool which will allow developers to test and validate their AI software stacks. StreetDrone’s Vehicle Simulation model of the SD Twizy, is now available for public use here: https://github.com/streetdrone-home/SD-TwizyModel StreetDrone aim to speed up the deployment of self-driving technology by putting app-connected, autonomous-ready vehicles onto UK roads.

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc and further investment for Oxfordshire

Earlier today (13 March) – as part of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s spring statement – a ‘joint declaration’ between government and local partners (including OxLEP) was announced with regards to the Oxford-Cambridge Arc. The declaration outlines an ‘agreed way of working’ as well as several next steps. It also provides an update on the … Continue reading “The Oxford-Cambridge Arc and further investment for Oxfordshire”

Driving a secure future for the transport sector with DNS-based security

Organisations operating in transportation and logistics are hard to pin down. They could be multi-national haulage firms; operators of trains, buses or airlines; local authorities and government agencies; airport owners; or many other stakeholders. Yet despite their diversity, they’re all looking to drive efficiencies, reduce costs and improve passenger experiences through digital transformation. There’s just … Continue reading “Driving a secure future for the transport sector with DNS-based security”

Creative Destruction Lab startup programme comes to Oxford

UK and European science-based founders will soon benefit from a proven innovative programme that helps commercialise their ideas and scale their businesses. Established in 2012 by Professor Ajay Agrawal at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a seed-stage programme for massively scalable science and technology-based … Continue reading “Creative Destruction Lab startup programme comes to Oxford”

Local Digital Project: Chatbots and AI – week 3: user research training

After initial preparations, week 3 of the project has seen things shift up a gear as we get ready for our first sprint. This involved all councils undergoing user research training, as well as some of us preparing for Sprint 1 user research interviews. User research approach With 10 councils covering 4 areas of research … Continue reading “Local Digital Project: Chatbots and AI – week 3: user research training”

Children – draw “my Oxfordshire in 2050”

Children can win book tokens as part of a drawing competition for the Oxfordshire Plan 2050, with the winning child’s design featuring in the final version of the Plan. As part of the efforts to engage our young people in the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 Oxford City Council is asking primary school children to draw what … Continue reading “Children – draw “my Oxfordshire in 2050””