Events Archive

We’ve hosted a range of exciting events and hope to run many more; keep reading to check out some of our past events!

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

This event covers all One Planet Living principles! 

SMEs and Start-ups: Smart environmental solutions for your community

28 July 2020 | 16:00 – 18:00 BST

Online webinar

How can you help support your local area with engaging and innovative solutions?

Our communities are under severe pressure during the crisis but there have been a few positives, less pollution, less waste and increased awareness and support for the vulnerable amongst others.

So how do we make sure that we don’t lose these positives but use technology (smartphone apps etc) to help in the Recovery Phase and Build Back Better?

Bring your ideas to the first of three virtual Zoom workshops/hackathons hosted by Tony Hart Smart Oxford and Oxfordshire Greentech, focused on environmental actions (reducing carbon, improving air quality etc) at 16.00-18.00 on Tuesday 28 July.

Please pre-register by sending your name and email address to thart@oxford.gov.uk

This event covers all the One Planet Living principles!

How can One Planet Living help Oxfordshire to #BuildBackBetter?

23rd July 2020 | 11.00 am – 12:30 pm

Online webinar

Join us for inspiring case studies showing how we’re scaling up One Planet Living, & discuss how we can use momentum to Build Back Better

As momentum gathers around how we can #BuildBackBetter post-COVID, we’re inviting you to reconvene for our online collaborative event on how One Planet Living can contribute to and help structure our county’s green recovery.

This event continues on our One Planet Oxfordshire project, within our international One Planet Cities programme.

The project aims to unite all sectors, organisations, groups and individuals across Oxfordshire in a vision to live, work, and play within the limits of our one planet.

This event covers this/these One Planet Living principle(s): 

TBAT – 1-2-1 Session Oxfordshire GreenTech

22nd July 2020 | 9.00am – 5pm

Online webinar

As innovation support specialists, TBAT assists technology R&D organisations across the UK to access Grant Funding, R&D Tax Credits, and scope innovation opportunities. Business Development Manager for TBAT’s Oxford Office, Vincent Seddon, has cleared his diary on 22nd July 2020 to book FREE one-to-one consultations, to discuss R&D funding opportunities for your business! 

This date is exclusively available to members of Oxfordshire Greentech and our sister networks Cambridge Cleantech and Sustainability West Midlands.

This event covers this/these One Planet Living principle(s): 

Mapping a US Expansion: Key Considerations for Cleantech Firms Planning for US Growth

21st July 2020 | 11.30 am – 12:30 pm

Online webinar

Join us on a virtual visit of one of Europe’s largest hi-tech campus locations.

Join us for a webinar on opportunities and challenges for cleantech companies considering a US expansion. We will look at different options available for establishing your US operations, streamlining your US business activity and discuss current restrictions and options from an immigration point of view as you lay the groundwork for US expansion.

This event covers this/these One Planet Living principle(s): 

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus – Virtual Site Visit

20th July 2020 | 11.30 am – 12:15 pm

Online webinar

Join us on a virtual visit of one of Europe’s largest hi-tech campus locations.

Meet with the Energy Sector Cluster Manager and hear from the Harwell team on the ambitious plans and also some of the challenges for the future large-scale development of the Campus which is at the forefront of technology development in the UK and part of the Oxford to Cambridge Corridor. Please come armed with your ideas and solutions for the future sustainable development of the infrastructure and the built environment for the Campus.

Having had to postpone this event in March due to coronavirus, we are now running it virtually and hope you can join us for the same!

This event covers this/these One Planet Living principle(s): 

SMEs and Start-ups: Smart City solutions for your community

10th July 2020 | 10am – 11:30am BST

Online webinar

How can you help support your local area with engaging and innovative solutions?

How about using your social media and online skills to build tech solutions that can help Oxford’s diverse communities, especially when we get into the ‘recovery’ phase after the current crisis?

Join us, Tony Hart Smart Oxford and Joy Foster TechPixies, in a Zoom workshop on Friday 10 July at 10.00-11.30am, to discover how.

Please pre-register by sending your name and email address to thart@oxford.gov.uk

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B4 LIVE: ESOx – New Low Carbon Hub Programme

8th July 2020 | 12 pm BST

Online webinar

Find out how effective an ‘energy services’ approach can be in reducing your org’s energy bills and reliance on traditional fuel sources.

The Low Carbon Hub has for many years supported organisations across Oxfordshire with advice and funding to help reduce both energy consumption and contributions to climate change. It has now launched its latest programme, Energy Solutions Oxfordshire, (ESOx) to accelerate this transformation and to enable even more organisations to improve their resilience through reduced energy bills and greater on-site energy generation. Commercial buildings account for 40% of energy used in Oxfordshire, so local business has an important role to play developing sustainable strategies to help achieve our climate change goals, whilst in the process benefiting from the greater resilience this brings.

Through this relaxed session we aim to provide real examples of success and show how an energy services approach through ESOx can help you overcome some of the barriers and pitfalls that may be encountered along the way. This session will be introduced by experts from the Low Carbon Hub and will be a truly interactive session with information relevant to most Oxfordshire businesses, charities and social enterprises.

You will go away knowing the wide range of opportunities available to you.

This event covers this/these One Planet Living principle(s): 

B4 LIVE: Strategic partnering: energise and extend your organisation

23rd June 2020 | 12 pm BST

Online webinar

Strategic partnering: energise and extend your organisation post COVID-19

Has your organisation considered expanding their reach through the identification and creation of partnerships and collaborations? This approach is common in large organisations, but in current times, could provide new opportunities for smaller organisations too. These opportunities could mean entering new markets and driving innovation.

In this workshop, we will look at:

  1. What partnerships are
  2. Why organisations partner with each other, including some case studies from both “non-green” and green/circular economy sectors
  3. How to start identify potential partners and how to start a conversation with them

Join Hugh Thomas-Davies from Hesys Sustainability Services, who has ample experience in successful partnering, for a workshop on how you can supercharge your business through creative collaboration and partnership. This will be a practical event which we hope will drive some new ideas and direction.

This event covers this/these One Planet Living principle(s): 

Creating the Winning Teams of the (post-pandemic) Future  

18th June 2020 | 11:30 am BST

Online webinar

Join us to hear from a range of ‘people experts’ on key topics from leadership and creating the teams of the future, to picking the right talent for your business and releasing the potential to improve performance and inspire growth.

This event covers this/these One Planet Living principle(s): 

Tech Days Munich 2020

15th June 2020 | 8 am – 7 pm BST 

Online webinar

Tech Days Munich is a day full of keynotes, workshops and panels for the European tech community, and this year’s focus is on Cleantech. Oxfordshire Greentech and Cambridge Cleantech are partnering with Tech Days Munich to host a session on Cleantech Innovation in the UK and are looking for cleantech SMEs to join as speakers. Get in touch by 2nd June if you would like to be a part of this.

This event covers this/these One Planet Living principle(s): 

B4 LIVE: Re-starting your workplace post Covid-19

Wed, 17 June 2020 | 12:00 – 12:45 BST

A simplified approach to how you re-occupy your workplace after the COVID-19 lockdown.

We will be taking a step-by-step look at the Government’s guidance and assessing what practical steps Workplace managers need to be thinking about in order to deliver an excellent workplace experience when all the existing norms are out the window.

Rudi du Plessis (Director of Operations at LCMB) is an experienced Facilities Manager who holds a postgraduate Facilities Management qualification and is a Certified Member of the IWFM. He has spent the last 20 years working on setting the FM strategy, delivering FM and property operations, managing large-scale capital projects and mitigating risk in the workplace and property environments.

This webinar is delivered in partnership with Oxfordshire Greentech – ‘the business network for a low carbon future’

This event covers this/these One Planet Living principle(s): 

Oxfordshire Greentech supporting BIO2020

2nd – 4th June 2020 

Online conference over three days 

Come to BIO2020 and visit Oxfordshire Greentech at our exhibiting booth to talk about our low-carbon business network and what we can do for you.

Welcome to BIO2020 LIVE, the three-day thought-provoking online event that helps ‘Change The Way You Think’ about business.

Organised and curated annually by B4, Oxfordshire’s most trusted business network and magazine, Business in Oxford is the biggest business-networking and showcase event in the county.

Due to the unfortunate outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020 and subsequent self-isolation and lockdown requirements, BIO2020 will be an online event with webinars, networking, roundtables and more. Oxfordshire Greentech will be there as an “exhibitor” and we’d love to speak to you! 

 

This event covers this/these One Planet Living principle(s): all of them!

Creating One Planet Communities: Inspiration from Ottawa and Oxfordshire

2nd June 2020 | 2pm BST

Online webinar

Hear the stories of two very different developers creating fantastic communities that enable people to live sustainably

Bioregional’s One Planet Living® framework has been used in more than $30bn of real estate development across the world, including a 2,500-home project in Ottawa’s city centre and small rural projects in Oxfordshire.

These developments are on track to achieve zero carbon, thriving communities that make it easy for people to live sustainably. How are they doing it, what have they learned along the way – and crucially, what is the business case?

Join our free, interactive webinar and be inspired.

 

This event covers this/these One Planet Living principle(s): 

Public and Private Sector Finance Insight 

4th June 2020 | 11:30am 

Online webinar

Join us to hear from Taylor Wessing, the advisers to the UK Government, on the Future Fund loan scheme and other financing opportunities.

Our speakers from Clearly So and Weir Associates will discuss a wide range of different private sector funding avenues and the government furlough scheme. 

This event covers this/these One Planet Living principle(s): 

Prioritising sustainability in an uncertain economy

4th June 2020 | 3pm 

Online webinar

Both political and public pressure are driving the sustainability agenda, and the property market needs to respond to this.

In light of the COVID-19 impact on the world economic position and on our operational strategies, we will be discussing how sustainability and the COVID-19 impact will blend together to produce our working environment for the future.

Nick Pettit, Bidwells’ Head of Project Management will chair the session, and will be joined by speakers including:

Sven Töpel, CEO, Brookgate
Sam Hyde, Managing Director, TTP
Mike Derbyshire, Head of Planning, Bidwells
Sue Foxley, Research Director, Bidwells
Max Bryan, Head of Laboratory & Office Agency, Bidwell

 

This event covers this/these One Planet Living principle(s): 

Mentoring and coaching for green/clean innovators in the COVID-19 crisis

20th May 2020 | 10am – 12pm

Online webinar

Join Oxfordshire Greentech and Nicky Chambers (serial eco-preneur and business mentor) for an informative and interactive webinar

Having a trusted mentor to accompany you on your entrepreneurial journey can be a great way to make the journey less of a lonely one, especially in these current times of uncertainty! Finding a coach who can help you work your way through a particular phase or situation can be a real boost to your productivity:

– Do you need a coach or a mentor?

– How do people find coaches and mentors?

– Does everyone work in the same way?

– How do you like to work?

– How can professional services help?

– What support schemes are there and how can you access them?

Join Oxfordshire Greentech and Nicky Chambers (serial eco-preneur and business mentor with the Said Business School and Imperial College) for an informative and interactive webinar session that will help unpack the key issues affecting SMEs today.

This event covers this/these One Planet Living principle(s): 

Building “Antifragile” SMEs: Innovation & sustainability beyond resilience

 

12th May 2020 | 11:00am – 12:45pm

Online webinar

Join our workshop & learn how to make your business more than just resilient to shocks – learn how to become strong and thrive through them

What is more future-fit than a business which is resilient to shocks? One that goes beyond resilience; one that is “antifragile”.

According to statistician and former risk analyst Nassim Taleb, fragile things break under volatility, while things that are “antifragile” get better and better. Rather than simply being resilient by withstanding external shocks, antifragile businesses thrive under volatility. Given the rapid social and ecological changes happening around us – coronavirus, climate change, Brexit and digital disruption – how can your business cultivate antifragility? How can it continuously innovate for the long-term amidst uncertainty – to create social, environmental, and financial value?

In this online workshop, we will:

  • Explore what antifragility means for you and your organisation
  • Learn how to unlock innovative mindsets and capabilities needed for your organisation to become antifragile, based on pioneering ideas emerging from prestigious academic institutions like Oxford and Harvard University
  • Share knowledge and network with other sustainable business leaders

This event covers this/these One Planet Living principle(s): 

B4 LIVE: Latest technology news in Oxfordshire’s clean growth sector

5th May 2020 | 11am – 11:45am

Online webinar

TechTribe on Cleantech: Roundup of the latest technology news in Oxfordshire’s clean growth sector

TechTribe Oxford is an online news outlet covering technology and innovation in Oxfordshire, a county in which there is a huge amount of activity. TechTribe Oxford is a media partner of Oxford Greentech and regularly writes about the movers and technologies in the region’s clean growth sectors.

In this webinar, Antony David, TechTribe’s technology editor, presents a roundup of recent stories with a focus on innovation in Energy and Transport. This includes updates on battery technology, photovoltaics, alternative fuels, fusion energy and power distribution; and electric vehicles, pedal power and traffic modelling.

This event covers this/these One Planet Living principle(s): all of them!

Introduction to One Planet Living® for sustainable places

 

30th April 2020 | 11am

Online webinar

Do you want to create better, more sustainable places to live, work and do business, but don’t know where to start?

Join our free One Planet Living® webinar and discover how this proven framework can help you create joined-up, people-focused sustainability strategies that create market-leading developments.
This interactive session provides a taster of our new online One Planet Living training course and covers:
• an introduction to One Planet Living and the evidence behind it; and
• how the framework has enabled successful developments around the world

This event covers this/these One Planet Living principle(s): 

Boosting your organisation’s environmental sustainability post-Covid19

29th April 2020 | 12pm – 1pm

Online webinar

The Coronavirus pandemic is providing opportunities for organisations to rethink their approach to sustainability. Join us to hear more!

The Coronavirus pandemic is providing opportunities for organisations to rethink their approach to sustainability, join us to hear from Hesys Sustainability Services on 2 key UN Stainable Development Goals, and how Aylesbury Box and Oxford Office Furniture are helping achieve these goals. Aylesbury Box will talk about trends in sustainable packaging and Oxford Office Furniture on their experience using their Electric Vehicles for urban deliveries. 

This event covers this/these One Planet Living principle(s): 

Clarify your brand strategy and brand story – in collaboration with B4 Live and TwoBird Brand Collective

28th April 2020 | 10:00am – 11:00am

Online webinar

B4 LIVE and Oxfordshire Greentech bring you “Clarify your brand strategy and brand story” with Twobird Brand Collective

How does your brand react to current customer behaviours?  The coronavirus pandemic creates an opportunity for many brands to reassess their strategies, providing companies with a strategic time-out to do the things that they should have done but haven’t had time.  Getting brand strategy right and then communicating it is one of the most important things you can do for your business.  During this session we will explore the purpose of brand strategy and clarifying your core brand story. We will then look at the frameworks for developing a strong brand strategy and how to communicate a brand that connects with your customers.

This event covers this/these One Planet Living principle(s):

Business models for a new decade: innovation and climate action

22nd April 2020 | 10am – 11:30pm

Online webinar

Join QSA Partners, specialists in circular economy business models, to learn how to make your business efficient and sustainable long-term

We’ll start with the basics of circular economy, outline the key factors that help companies to develop successful circular business models (with case studies), and the second session will give attendees an opportunity to consider circular models in their own business – either as a customer or as a supply partner. We’ll work through some basic steps to get the discussion started and attendees can share ideas, thoughts, opportunities and challenges.

Zoom in on Zoom

1st April 2020 | 12pm – 1pm

Online webinar

The past couple of weeks have required massive and rapid shifts in the way many of us work, and the need to adjust to a new and frankly stressful reality.

As Bioregional has several offices in different regions in the UK and globally, many of us are used to communicating remotely using various digital platforms; the most widely used being Zoom.

Join our free hour-long webinar just before lunch where we’ll share our experiences and offer some tips to help you adapt better to remote working. We’ll be talking for some of the time, but there’ll also be opportunity for break-out discussions and questions.

 

Supercharge your SME performance & build sustainable competitive advantage

5th March 2020 | 8:30am – 1pm

Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP

Organisations who invest in employee experience have found that they are more profitable, have lower employee turnover, generate more revenue, and have far superior stock price performance over their peers. The return on investment on employee experience has proven to be very significant.

Attendees of LCMB’s “Supercharge your SME performance” workshop, in partnership with Oxfordshire Greentech, will hear how to maximise the return on investment they get from two critical drivers of performance: their people and their real estate.

 

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus – Site Visit – Exclusive Event

27th March 2020 | 9:15am – 12:15pm

Harwell Campus

Join us on a visit to one of Europe’s largest hi-tech campus locations. Meet with the Energy Sector Cluster Manager and hear from both the Head of Estates and the Campus Director on the ambitious plans and also some of the challenges, for the future large scale development of the Campus which is at the forefront of technology development in the UK and part of the Oxford to Cambridge Corridor. Please come armed with your ideas and solutions for the future sustainable development of the infrastructure and the built environment for the Campus.

Please note: this event is exclusively for our associate founder and founder members.

Thriving and innovative businesses: developing a sustainability strategy

25th February 2020 | 9am – 1pm
Eco Business Centre, Charlotte Avenue, Elmsbrook, Bicester, OX27 8TG

Join us at the greenest office building in Oxfordshire – the Eco Business Centre on the NW Bicester Eco Site – for our workshop on business and sustainability. This workshop teaches you can drive innovation and efficiency, while putting the fight against climate change at the centre of your operation. Get started on using One Planet Living to create a sustainability action plan that your whole organisation can engage with, all within a stylish and modern Passivhaus Plus and BREEAM Excellent-rated building.

Oxfordshire Greentech and Cherwell District Council’s CPD-certified training will equip you with the skills and knowledge to transform your organisation and its sustainability performance, creating market opportunities.

What will I learn?

The ten One Planet Principles will be introduced as a simple and flexible solution to developing sustainability strategies. Compelling case studies will be used to explore the skills and approaches necessary to make change happen.

At the end of the morning you will have the outline of a sustainability strategy in place and have the opportunity to discuss the next steps with Bioregional’s experts.

 

Cleantech Venture Day

11-12 February 2020 | 
KPMG, Number Twenty Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4QJ

We are currently inviting applications for Cleantech Venture Day, a pitching-and-investment day geared to the cleantech sector, where 24 of the most promising cleantech companies from across the UK and Europe will get to pitch their ideas before experienced investors and corporate innovation leaders.

To apply to pitch, please click here.

 

Oxford Electric Vehicle Business Breakfast – The Real Cost of EV Ownership

4 February 2020 | 7:30am – 9:30am
Saïd Business School, Park End St, Oxford OX1 1HP

You are invited to our next Oxford EV Business Breakfast, looking at The Real Cost of EV Ownership on the morning of Tuesday 4 February from 07.30 to 09.30 at the Saïd Business School. We will be hearing about the challenges and the opportunities in purchasing/leasing cars, the costs of charging infrastructure, and accessing insurance for electric vehicles. At this event, both industry experts and EV users who have real-world experience in this area will be offering their useful (and truthful!) insights.

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

Agenda TBC.

 

Meet the Buyer – GreenCape

Cape Town, South Africa | April/May 2020

DEADLINE: January 13th 2020

Cambridge Cleantech is partnering with GreenCape in order to help the city of Cape Town in South Africa find innovative cost-effective solutions in brine management.

If interested, companies should register their interest through this form. More detailed information will be given to the selected companies in early 2020.

Meet the Buyer events offer interesting opportunities for your company to get in touch with the leading enterprises in a variety of business sectors. The event is invite only and will give you the chance to have an individual one-to-one meeting with key decision makers. Join the event, establish valuable collaborations, pitch your products and services, and discuss business partnerships that can fast-forward your company’s growth.

Meet the Buyer – LafargeHolcim and Schneider Electric

Residence de France, 11 Kensington Palace Gardens, Kensington, London, W8 4QP (United Kingdom) | 11 February 2020

DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 10th 2020

As part of Cleantech Venture Day, you have the opportunity to pitch your ideas to Schneider Electric, LafargeHolcim , Capgemini and Société du Grand Paris at a Meet the Buyer event on 11th February, 2020. Meet the Buyer events offer interesting opportunities for your company to get in touch with the leading enterprises in a variety of business sectors. The event is invite only and will give you the chance to have an individual one-to-one meeting with key decision makers.

Schneider Electric is looking for new solutions in Smart Grid, Data analytics on commercial and residential buildings, Energy distribution and E-mobility, while LafargeHolcim is keen on solutions in CO2 footprint reduction, innovative concrete and construction process, construction waste management and reduction, quality improvement, performances monitoring, automation and digitalization.

Oxford Electric Vehicle Business Breakfast – Charging and Infrastructure

19 November 2019 | 7:30am – 9:30am
Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford

You are invited to our next Oxford EV Business Breakfast, focusing on Charging and Infrastructure on the morning of Tuesday 19 November from 07.30 to 09.30 at Lady Margaret Hall.

We have an exciting line-up of speakers to cover the basic issues associated with electric vehicle charging infrastructure:

This is perfect opportunity to ask questions and understand more about what you need to know about installing electric vehicle charging equipment – from the grants available, to certified installers, to load constraints, process, etc.

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.

Access to finance for Innovative SMEs from across sectors, focusing on Space, Health, Energy and Cleantech and held at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory on Harwell Campus

16 October 2019 | 9am – 5:30pm
Science and Technologies Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Lab, Pickavance Theatre, Harwell, OX11 0QX

Join the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Oxfordshire Greentech in collaboration with the Cambridge Cleantech for an incisive and informative day on the key issue of access to finance for SMEs, as part of the Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) ERDF programme. Focused on innovators from across the Space, Health, Energy and Cleantech  sectors, held at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory on the Harwell Campus.

This event will bring together innovative SMEs, investors and academics.

The day will start with a range of experienced investors including; business angels, corporate investors and public sector grants specialists, followed by dynamic pitches from local SMEs looking for future investment. In the afternoon there will be a range of inspiring speakers exploring top tips for applying for funding and an interactive business-2-business networking session.

The future of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for commercial buildings and the drive for zero carbon

16 October 2019 | 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Oxford Town Hall, Oxford, OX1 1BX

This session will look in detail at current and future progression of the statutory Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for non-domestic buildings. Topics covered include detailed information on MEES itself, landlord and Council perspectives, potential solution providers and importantly gives delegates the chance to feed back to Government on current issues with non-domestic MEES and the future proposals for it.

What will you learn?

At this event, you will:

  • Hear more about these proposed updates to the MEES regulations from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Be able to feed back your learning and concerns to shape the future of MEES.
  • Learn more about MEES itself; utilising Oxford City Council’s experience and existing examples of non-domestic energy efficiency retrofit
  • Hear from potential solution providers
  • Find out more about why a climate emergency is important to your business

Who should attend?

The target audience for this event is anyone who has an interest in the energy efficiency of non-domestic buildings. This includes non-domestic landlords, facility management companies, estate agents, non-domestic EPC assessors, local government professionals, energy specialists and a range of retrofit providers.

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.

 

The role of innovation for social enterprises (repeat event)

18 September 2019 | 8:30 am- 12.30 pm
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. 

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

Creating sustainable and innovative business models

3 July 2019 | 9:30 am- 12.30 am
Education Space, Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, OX16 2PQ

Better business models are essential for tackling the climate crisis. How can companies continue to grow and reduce their environmental impact at the same time?

Who should attend?

Small and medium sized enterprises who wish to learn, and get started, using innovative sustainability to drive competitiveness. Join this event if you’d like to understand more about how you can implement a more sustainable business model and how it can work for your company.

What will I learn?

You will learn about other companies that have successfully adopted innovative, resilient and sustainable business models, the journey those companies have been on – and how to apply their experiences to your company. If you find the session useful you can join the Oxfordshire Greentech special interest group to learn even more.

This is the first event run in partnership with Oxfordshire Greentech and QSA Partners, for the Innovation Support for Business (ISFB) programme, aiming to help Oxfordshire SMEs adopt business models that are better for profit, people and the environment.

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. 

 

Oxford Electric Vehicle Show

15 June 2019 | 10am – 5pm
Broad Street, Oxford 

The event will showcase a wide selection of electric cars, vans, e-bikes & mopeds, together with associated services like charging, servicing and financing. Also existing owners of electric vehicles will be on hand to share their experiences and answer your questions.

The electrification of our mobility is now a hot topic as we transition away from burning fossil fuels (which are polluting our air, damaging our health and our planet) to cleaner, greener, zero emission vehicles. The UK Government has banned new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040, but there’s growing pressure to bring this forward to 2032. Oxford has set a target to have zero emission transport in the City by 2030 with a Zero Emission Zone, with a gradual roll out starting in 2020.

Electric vehicles have been available in the UK for over 9 years now. All the manufacturers are racing to electrify all their models and the choices improves each year. At the 2019 Oxford Electric Vehicle Show, we hope to have the majority of the current available models on show, with both the local dealerships and existing owners on hand to answer your questions.

Visit the website for more details:  https://www.oxfordevshow.org/

Oxford Electric Vehicle Show is organised by Go Green Autos, Oxford City Council, and Oxfordshire Greentech

 

Using sustainability to drive innovation and competitiveness for your organisation

23rd May 2019 | 8 am- 11.30 am
Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1BX 

Learn how sustainability can drive innovation and efficiency and get started on using One Planet Living to create your own sustainability plan.

Oxfordshire Greentech and Cherwell District Council’s CPD-certified workshop will equip you with the skills and knowledge to transform your organisation and its sustainability performance, creating market opportunities.

What will I learn?

The ten One Planet Principles will be introduced as a simple and flexible solution to developing sustainability strategies. Compelling case studies will be used to explore the skills and approaches necessary to make change happen.

At the end of the morning you will have the outline of a sustainability strategy in place and have the opportunity to discuss the next steps with Bioregional’s experts. 

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. 

 

A sustainable future for Oxford, University Colleges and the County

16th May 2019 | 9:30 am – 12pm

St Anne’s College, 56 Woodstock Rd, Oxford, OX2 6HS

Join us to learn more about how the colleges of the University of Oxford can help shape a sustainable future for Oxfordshire and to hear about Oxfordshire Greentech, the new business network to support and grow the low carbon economy for a sustainable future. This will be a fantastic opportunity to network, share ideas and solutions, and plan improvements for a sustainable future.

 

 

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.

 

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. 

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.

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.