News and Jobs
This page is for sharing news about the greentech sector, whether in Oxfordshire or further afield, as well as relevant job opportunities arising, and to welcome new members. Our membership is full of active and vibrant organisations, often producing their own research or insights into their areas of expertise, as well as advertising for new people to join their teams, which we are pleased to showcase here.
Welcome to our most recent new members…
Studio Future works with organisations that protect our environment and improve peoples lives, to show that the right kind of stories can affect positive change, by crafting deeply moving films.
Oxford University Begbroke Science Park
Oxford University Begbroke Science Park’s flexible, supportive environment encourages links between high-tech science-based start-ups, their more established counterparts, and the University of Oxford. The interaction between industry and research produces new synergies; we support businesses and entrepreneurs as they translate those synergies into innovations to meet tomorrow’s industrial and societal challenges.
Welcome to new FOUNDER MEMBER Taylor Vinters! Taylor Vinters is an international law firm supporting the businesses which drive the innovation economy, and the entrepreneurs and private wealth that underpin them. Our practice is global, operating from innovation clusters in the UK, Asia and the US. With 28 partners and 80 lawyers across our offices in London, Cambridge, Oxford, New York and Singapore, and more to come in New York, we help entrepreneurial clients make great things happen, whatever their size and sector. Our clients range from Fortune 500 technology multinationals through fast growth venture backed and owner managed businesses, to individuals driven by great ideas and a passion.
Town Sq offer coworking and serviced offices in the UK’S first Passivhaus Plus workspace. We also provide support to start and grow your business, wherever you’re at in your journey.
Sustainability West Midlands
Sustainability West Midlands is the sustainability champion for the West Midlands. We are a not-for-profit company that works with our members in the private, public and third sectors. Our role is to act as a catalyst for change through our advice to leaders, to develop practical solutions with our members and share success through our communications. Our customers like our independence, our role as a hub of cross-sector good practice networks and our drive to deliver a clear vision to create a better West Midlands. Our vision is that the West Midlands is a leader in contributing to the national target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 whilst addressing health inequality and driving inclusive growth.
FAB-HAB Project is a design and construction company. Our mission is to transform the way homes are designed and built, to minimise environmental impact and maximise social impact. Our key aims include continuously working to research and improve the FAB-HAB build system to become a ‘climate positive’ solution, whilst delivering cost-effective housing, which reduces social inequalities and improves occupant health.
Electrogenic wins Innovate UK award to develop 100% electric Land Rovers
Electrogenic is delighted to announce that we have won an Innovate UK Sustainable Innovation Fund award, to develop low-cost technology to convert Land Rovers to all-electric. We are partnering with Worthy Farm (host to the Glastonbury Festival) and Cardiff University to develop and test our green technology in a working environment.
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Associate founder LCMB’s offer to OG members
LCMB Building Performance Ltd. are offering a one-hour free MS Teams, or face to face COVID secure consultation, to members of Oxfordshire Greentech on a free no obligation basis, if you have a workplace, building or estate related issue that you’d like to discuss.
Shaw Gibbs have taken the tentative steps back to face-to-face networking with a series of events which take social-distancing and social-conscience into consideration.
The firm, have launched their ‘Pick ‘n’ Mix’ events this week to bring together small groups of Oxfordshire professionals in open spaces to network over litter picks.
The Office is Dead, Long Live the Office
“The UK Office of National Statistics reported that in April 2020, 49.2% of the working adult population were working at home as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. For many this change to homeworking was welcome and many have predicted that after this crisis is over, the office set-up as we know will be dead.” An interesting perspective on the new way of completing your office work, check out this blog to find out more:
We’re looking for a Low-Carbon Mobility SIG Co-Champion!
By championing a SIG, you could:
- Gain more visibility for your organisation, both within and outside of our network
- Promote your organisation/expertise/insight online and at events
- Form close connections with likeminded people
- Win more work/clients for your organisation
- Receive logistical support from Oxfordshire Greentech
Managing our health, well-being, and performance in a COVID world
LCMB have spent the last few years working on optimising workplaces for health, wellbeing and performance. Read their blog and find out how you can manage all of the above in the current situation. With detailed research, this blog post gives you, amongst other things, the insight into how important adequate managing of a workplace is to increase productivity in the most efficient way.
Founder member Seacourt’s environmental magazine
This is founder member Seacourt’s way of engaging with and raising awareness of our environment, and we hope helping to further inspire us all to make positive changes.
We must all look to build on this moment, there is a real opportunity for all of us to do better, to be better, to build back better…
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your copy (FREE for Oxfordshire Greentech members!)
#SwitchUpYourLunch – meet the members taking part
On Monday 8th June, the Switch Up Your Lunch veg pledge campaign is inviting organisations across the county to “eat to beat climate change”. Oxfordshire Greentech spoke to two of our members who are taking part – Steve Neal (Head of Audit at Shaw Gibbs, Founder Member) and Rupert Wilkinson (MD of Oxford Product Design, Associate Founder member) – and find out why they are joining #SwitchUpYourLunch.
Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020
Life will not return to our old normal anytime soon and we will have to get used to maintaining social distancing for some time yet.
Read MD of LCMB Building Performance Ltd’s John O’Brien’s blog on how to stay secure…
Oxford Product Design (OPD) is a full-service, multi-award-winning Product Design Consultancy. They are professional problem solvers, working with both start-ups on ground-breaking new ideas, as well as some of the world’s leading brands on category-defining products that improve how we humans live and work. They are currently recruiting for the following roles: