Oxfordshire’s space strengths ‘taking off’ with NASA

Oxford Space Systems last week (10 April) won a prestigious NASA competition at the Space Symposium in Colorado, USA. Its CEO, Mike Lawton, successfully-pitched to a judging panel of senior NASA officials, investors and space industry executives in NASA’s ‘iTech Ignite the Night’ competition – a competition that aims to help NASA find technologies that … Continue reading “Oxfordshire’s space strengths ‘taking off’ with NASA”

Smart Oxford co-founder wins Smart to Future Cities People’s Choice Award

Congratulations to Smart Oxford board member and co-founder, Llewelyn Morgan, Head of Innovation at Oxfordshire County Council, for winning the Smart Cities Peoples Choice against tough competition, in recognition of his work to develop smart city technology in Oxford. With characteristic modesty, Llewelyn commented “it’s recognition of all our hard work in the council and … Continue reading “Smart Oxford co-founder wins Smart to Future Cities People’s Choice Award”

£41m project to support Oxford on journey to zero carbon

Oxford City Council has facilitated a £41m project to trial the world’s largest hybrid energy storage system to support electric vehicle charging and low-carbon heat networking. This will help Oxford on its journey to zero carbon. Earlier this year the City Council declared a climate emergency in Oxford and committed to continue working with partners … Continue reading “£41m project to support Oxford on journey to zero carbon”

The Impact of Space Data on Smart Transport and Logistics

By:  European Space Agency: Business Applications The Future of Smart Transport Transportation relies on the data sent between vehicles and transport infrastructures such as railways, bus stations and airports. This data allows vehicles and infrastructures to adapt to changing situations and conditions. These situations include: Changes in the weather Congestion Battery life of vehicles With … Continue reading “The Impact of Space Data on Smart Transport and Logistics”

Oxfordshire to trial £40m local smart grid project

Oxfordshire will receive £40 million of funding for a project to trial a new smart local energy system – or ‘smart grid’. The system will explore how the growth in local renewables, electric vehicles, battery storage, and demand side response can be supported and help in reducing charges to consumers. An industry-first, Project LEO (Local Energy … Continue reading “Oxfordshire to trial £40m local smart grid project”

Oxford co-founds £13.8M National Centre of Excellence in Internet of Things

Oxford joins consortium of universities to work on aspects of privacy, security, and resilience, with a focus on computing at 'the Edge' As part of a government initiative to become a world leader in tackling cyber threats, the UK today launches a National Centre to provide a step-change in research associated with the Internet of … Continue reading “Oxford co-founds £13.8M National Centre of Excellence in Internet of Things”

Conference – AI@Oxford, 17-18 Sep 2019

Said Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP The University of Oxford, in collaboration with Oxford University Innovation (OUI) are hosting a 2-day conference as part of the week long “Festival of AI” in Oxford. This large-scale event will bring together Artificial Intelligence thought leaders, academics, businesses, investors and policy makes from around the … Continue reading “Conference – AI@Oxford, 17-18 Sep 2019”

Oxford event: Networking for Innovative Technology-based SMEs

Oxford, 9th May 2018: this is the first of a series of workshops delivered by Begbroke Science Park and STEMM Commercial for the Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) programme. Begbroke Science Park supports entrepreneurs and business leaders of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the development and commercialisation of innovative business ideas, as well … Continue reading “Oxford event: Networking for Innovative Technology-based SMEs”

Oxford researchers launch social enterprise to help business fight poverty

Researchers from the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) have launched sOPHIa Oxford, the University’s first social enterprise spinout, to bring a multidimensional poverty-fighting method created by OPHI to businesses to help efforts to tackle poverty. sOPHIa Oxford has an exclusive worldwide licence to the Business Multidimensional Poverty Index (bMPI), developed by OPHI in … Continue reading “Oxford researchers launch social enterprise to help business fight poverty”

Agile Lab up and running at the Begbroke Centre for Innovation & Enterprise

The “Agile Lab”, a shared working facility within the Centre for Innovation & Enterprise at Begbroke (CIE) is now up and running. It comprises an equipped laboratory with bookable bench space and equipment and co-working office space and is available to hire at low rates. The Agile Lab allows its users to develop their scientific … Continue reading “Agile Lab up and running at the Begbroke Centre for Innovation & Enterprise”