Oxfordshire Greentech is hosting a range of events geared towards helping our members hear from some of the best speakers in their sector, network with likeminded innovators and investors, and have a platform to showcase their own work among their peers. Our events give our members the opportunity to find out more about innovations and developments in their sector and form collaborative, forward-thinking partnerships across sectors – our events help our members to create an impact and make a difference.

Oxfordshire Greentech was launched on 6 February 2019 at a hugely successful event attended by over 250 delegates. Read more here.

Upcoming Events

Oxford Electric Vehicle Business Breakfast – eBikes

10th April 2019 | 7:30am-9:30am
The Refectory, Wolfson College, Linton Rd, Oxford, OX2 6UD

Oxfordshire Greentech, in partnership with Oxford City Council, is excited to announce our next event, an eBike Business Breakfast on Wednesday 10 April from 07.30 to 09.30 in the refectory of Wolfson College.

There is a lot of energy and talk about EV cars and vans. But what about eBikes? They are already here, are easy to use, and are perhaps more suitable to the city conditions we live and operate in. They don’t take up near as much space, are more mobile, easier to park, don’t come with the same charging restrictions, can carry huge amounts of freight, and are often quicker and not as susceptible to congestion issues. Is our transport/ freight solution already here?

Speakers:

The format of the breakfast is as follows:

  • 07.30 Arrive, breakfast, and networking
  • 8.00 Speakers present informally (standing)
  • 8.30-9.30 Networking and opportunity for delegates to try out eBikes outside

A simple breakfast, coffee, tea and juice will be provided.

This event is free of charge for members of both Cambridge Cleantech and Oxfordshire Greentech.

One Planet Oxfordshire action planning workshop

30th April 2019 | 9:30am-1pm
St Aldate’s Conference Centre, 40 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP

This is the second One Planet Oxfordshire collaborative event, hosted by one of our partners, Bioregional. The aim of the workshop is to share how we are working towards a sustainable Oxfordshire, to shine a light on difficult issues, and to find ways to partner and to help each other.

This workshop follows on from the county-wide workshop of November 2018, attracting 100 people from across the county, from wide ranging backgrounds and sectors. We co-created a shared vision for a sustainable Oxfordshire, consisting of 88 aspirations (or “Outcomes”). Since November, these have been circulated, consulted on and refined. A full list of the Outcomes can be found here.

The April workshop will be a vibrant multi-sector gathering. The Oxfordshire context will be understood, inspiring stories will be told, and new collaborations will be found. 

We will discuss the legacy of the One Planet Oxfordshire project, to ensure it continues and grows for many years to come.

Though the formal close of the workshop will be 1pm, there will be further networking opportunities and a drop-in session from 2-4pm for those wishing to discuss the development of their organisation’s action plan with either Bioregional or other organisations present.

We look forward to you joining us for the next stage of making Oxfordshire a One Planet County.

This event is free of charge for members of both Cambridge Cleantech and Oxfordshire Greentech. 

Cambridge Cleantech & Oxfordshire Greentech Low Carbon Vehicle SIG

1st May 2019 | 4 pm- 7.30 pm
Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, Bedfordshire 

The New Autonomous Vehicle Network at Cranfield University Campus

Cranfield University is world-leading in its contribution to global innovation with a focus on environmental technology, leadership and management, manufacturing and transport systems. The University is a Founder member of Cambridge Cleantech/Oxfordshire Greentech and has created MUEAVI. The Multi-User Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Innovation MUEAVI (Multi-User Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Innovation) is co-funded by SEMLEP (South East Midland Local Enterprise Partnership) from the Government’s Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Cranfield University.

The MUEAVI open innovation facility will integrate R&D, not only in the fields of autonomous technologies, but also in systems engineering, sensing and prognostics, technology diffusion, safety and regulation, complexity science, human factors analysis, risk and policy assessment and ergonomics.

Join us on the day at Cranfield to see and experience the new autonomous vehicles and the newly developed test track as well as hearing about the latest research in advanced vehicle engineering.

 

AGENDA

16:00 Registration

16:30 Event Introduction – Martin Garratt, Cambridge Cleantech/Oxfordshire Greentech

16:35 Welcome and Introduction to Cranfield University; The Vision, Key Sectors and a Key Location in the CaMKOx Corridor – 
Tom Stephenson, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Cranfield University TBC

16:45 The Development of the Multi-User Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Facility (MUEAVI) and Other Projects at Cranfield – Prof. Graham Braithwaite, Theme Director for Transport Systems, Cranfield University

17:05 Overview of current research within the Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre – James Brighton, Centre Head, Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre, Cranfield University

17:25 Innovators and Product Designers – Don’t Forget Your IP! – TBC, JA Kemp

17:30 Q & A Plenary Session – All

17:45 Tour of the Intelligent Mobility Engineering Centre (IMEC), driver in the loop simulation, battery and Autonomous Vehicle labs and MUEAVI test track – All

19:00 Close

This event is free of charge for members of both Cambridge Cleantech and Oxfordshire Greentech, and costs £49 for non-members. We would like to thank  JA Kemp for sponsoring the event.

Past Events

Oxford Electric Vehicle Business Breakfast – First/ Last Mile Delivery

1 March 2019 | 7.30 am – 9:30 am
Mathematical Institute, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

Following on from the successes of the Oxford EV Summit last July and our first Business Breakfast at Lady Marget Hall last November, we are excited to announce our next Oxford EV Business Breakfast on the morning of Friday 1 March from 07.30 to 09.30 in the mezzanine of the Mathematics Institute.The theme will be First/Last Mile Delivery. We will have experts from EV Van and zero-emission delivery world present short summaries of their offers, experience and the future of First/ Last Mile Delivery, especially how it relates to a future Zero Emission Zone in Oxford. Our line-up of speakers includes Renault, Arrival, and Pedal and Post. They will also be on hand to answer any questions about First/Last Mile Delivery or EV Vans you might have.This event is aimed at local business owners, fleet managers, EV suppliers, policy makers and any individuals involved in the transition to and adoption of EVs.

The format of the Breakfast is as follows:

  • 07.30 – 08.00: Arrival, teas and coffees and networking
  • 08.00 – 08.30: Short informal presentations from our guests from Renault, Arrival, Pedal and Post
  • 08.30 – 09.30: Networking, teas and coffees

A simple breakfast, coffee, tea and juice will be provided.

Please feel free to share this invite with any colleagues or other parties you think might be interested in attending.

A future event is planned for April 2019 for local professionals from businesses, the public sector and third sector organisations to meet, network, collaborate and learn from each other as we speed up the transition towards electric vehicles in Oxford. This series of events is delivered by Oxford City Council as part of its Low Carbon Oxford programme. If you can’t attend this time but would like information about the Low Carbon Oxford partnership and events, please sign up for our newsletter here.

Meet the Buyer Event – Meet Japanese construction company Shimizu

13th February 2019 | City Hall, London 

Calling Cleantech Companies in Smart Cities, Building Technologies and Agri-tech Sectors: Pitch your Smart Cities Solutions to Shimizu

Can you provide energy efficient products and reduce carbon emissions in the construction sector? Pitch your ideas to Shimizu Corporation in London on 13 February 2019. Shimizu is primarily looking for solutions in the following areas:

  • High-value added usage of alternative materials derived from wood, such as lignin
  • Microalgae biomass production and its usage for functional food/feed
  • Carbon isolation from CO2 and its usage
  • Highly efficient CO2 emission reduction technologies
  • New technologies for horticulture
  • Microbial characterization of concrete

About the company: Shimizu Corporation has over 210 years history in the general contracting/construction business. Shimizu has aspired to earn the trust of customers by devoting themselves to their work and creating quality products. See more at https://www.shimz.co.jp/en/

To register your interest, please email cinthya.anand@cambridgecleantech.org.uk indicating briefly your offer in terms of products or services to meet the buyer’s needs case. The SME companies with the products which most closely match the corporate needs will be invited to attend the event.  

 

Oxfordshire Greentech Official Launch

6th February 2019 | 8 am-10.30 am
Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, United Kingdom OX1 1HP

 

Join us for the official launch of the Oxfordshire Greentech network, bringing together businesses and organisations from all sectors to encourage innovation and support the transition to a low-carbon future.

  • Get insight into the strength of the Greentech cluster in Oxfordshire as we release the results of our recent survey on the sector.
  • Be inspired by the network’s vision of a low-carbon economy in Oxfordshire and find out how you can benefit.
  • Network and collaborate with like-minded people from across business, academia and the public sector.

Finnish-British Matchmaking Event: IoT and Big Data for greener business

27th November 2018 | 10am-2pm
Old Library, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1BX

Meet three innovative companies from Finland working in Internet of Things (IoT), to find out how cutting-edge management of big data can underpin greener, more efficient systems. Explore joint working, partnerships and commercial opportunities with:

Houston Analytics – an award-winning provider of AI, machine learning and advanced analytics to enable effective decision making, especially in the retail sector.

Distence – an exciting company digitising machines and equipment and connecting them to better manufacturing processes through the ‘internet of industrial assets’.

Gofore – an international innovation consultancy, helping corporates to transform their business processes for the better through strategy, design and technology, including industrial automation, IoT and Industry 4.0.

AGENDA

10am – Registration, networking and refreshments
10.30am – Introduction to Oxfordshire Greentech – Martin Garratt, CEO, Cambridge Cleantech and Tony Hart, Head of Smart Oxford Programme
10:45 – Networking with refreshments
14:00 – Close

To sign up, drop us an email at info@oxfordshiregreentech.co.uk.