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

The role of innovation for social enterprises

9 July 2019 | 8:30 am- 12.30 am
The Old Fire Station, 40 George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ

Join us and other like-minded social entrepreneurs for a lively and interactive workshop to explore the significance of innovation for Social Enterprises, community businesses and other socially and environmental impactful organisations.

We will consider how innovation can be accelerated and scaled through genuine collaborations and partnerships and what it takes to make those happen. There will be a chance to examine key themes and agendas that can be leveraged to open up new opportunities and take a look the tools, resources and networks available to provide you with additional support.

What will I learn?

At the end of the session you will have a better understanding of the why your organisation can and should become more innovative and some ways it can, as well more collaborative and open to strong and mutually beneficial partnerships with a view to underpin financial sustainability.

Please note that the workshop is part-funded by European Regional Development Funded (ERDF) and is available to eligible SME applicants as part of phase 2 of the Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) programme. 

 

Exceptional Buildings – Showcasing the future of innovative, sustainable building projects (inc. tour of the new Bicester Eco Business Centre)

18 July 2019 | 9 am – 2 pm
Eco Business Centre, Charlotte Avenue, Elmsbrook, Bicester, OX27 8TG

If you want to see the future of sustainability in the Oxfordshire built environment, come on our guided tour of the brand-new ‘Greenest Office Building’ in Oxfordshire – the Bicester Eco Business Centre – and see Elmsbrook, the UK’s first Eco Town development, NW Bicester (Elmsbrook).

Be inspired by local organisations leading the way in low-carbon construction. Network with other like-mind individuals and organisations working in and around the construction and development industry, with presentations delivered in the spacious and impressive foyer area of the Eco Business Centre.

This free session is specifically aimed at small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who are involved in the built environment sector.

Please note that the workshop is part-funded by European Regional Development Funded (ERDF) and is available to eligible SME applicants as part of phase 2 of the Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) programme. 

 

Thinking circular whilst doing business: making innovation work for you

12 September 2019 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Said Business School, Park End St, Oxford OX1 1HP

If you keep hearing about the circular economy but aren’t really sure what it means for you and your business, then join this fantastic session over breakfast, delivered by Oxfordshire Greentech: the county-wide business network to support and grow the low carbon economy. You’ll learn more about the circular economy, the opportunities it presents for small and medium-sized businesses and bust some of the jargon used.

We will explore some case studies to see how businesses are implementing it in practice and provide inspiration. It will be an interactive morning giving you the tools and know-how to start on your own journey towards more circular thinking and a chance to share experiences and ideas with other local businesses.

The session is specifically aimed at small and medium enterprises who wish to better understand the circular economy and use the principles to innovate in their product and service offer and/or operations.

Please note that the workshop is part-funded by European Regional Development Funded (ERDF) and is available to eligible SME applicants as part of phase 2 of the Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) programme. 

 

The role of innovation for social enterprises (repeat event)

18 September 2019 | 8:30 am- 12.30 am
The Old Fire Station, 40 George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ

If you missed the first event, join us and other like-minded social entrepreneurs for a lively and interactive workshop (as a repeat of the first) to explore the significance of innovation for Social Enterprises, community businesses and other socially and environmental impactful organisations.

We will consider how innovation can be accelerated and scaled through genuine collaborations and partnerships and what it takes to make those happen. There will be a chance to examine key themes and agendas that can be leveraged to open up new opportunities and take a look the tools, resources and networks available to provide you with additional support.

What will I learn?

At the end of the session you will have a better understanding of the why your organisation can and should become more innovative and some ways it can, as well more collaborative and open to strong and mutually beneficial partnerships with a view to underpin financial sustainability.

Please note that the workshop is part-funded by European Regional Development Funded (ERDF) and is available to eligible SME applicants as part of phase 2 of the Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) programme. 

 

OxFutures II Conference

27 September 2019 | 9:30 am – 4pm
Oxford Town Hall, Oxford, OX1 1BX

Please join us to hear about the growing low carbon economy in Oxfordshire and how you can be a part of it.

Oxfordshire is nationally at the forefront of the low carbon energy transition and its businesses are playing a leading role. Our speakers will explain how this is being achieved and what exciting developments are coming next.

We’ll hear from SMEs who are embarking on some innovative projects in the low carbon space and those making their contribution to lower energy demand by installing energy saving measures. There will also be plenty of time for networking and meeting new contacts.

This is a free event is for anyone involved in a SME in Oxfordshire plus anyone interested in the low carbon economy.

Agenda and speakers to be announced.