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.

 

News

Lower cost of ownership strengthens business case for commercial EVs

The financial case for electric vehicles (EVs) was the focus of an Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire Greentech business breakfast this week. To a packed room at the Said Business School, speakers addressed topics that would-be adopters of commercial EVs want to understand. Leasing options, tax breaks, insurance, the second-hand market and cost of ownership were all high on the agenda.

Oxfordshire firms shortlisted for Cleantech Venture Day

Three Oxfordshire firms have been shortlisted for Cleantech Venture Day in London, an established investment pitching event that brings low carbon, sustainable tech firms together with investors.

Energy storage: How one Oxfordshire firm is pioneering new battery technology

The storage of electricity from low or zero carbon generation sources is of vital importance to addressing the climate crisis…

Vehicle-to-grid: Oxfordshire study could mean power from electric vehicles is used to balance supply 

Parked commercial electric vehicles (EV’s) could be used to help balance electricity supply on the UK’s energy network. Oxfordshire County Council is taking part in a national scheme to test the feasibility of vehicle-to-grid power management. 

Jobs

Welcome to our most recent members…

At Greencore, their aim is simple: to build homes that are modern, comfortable and healthy. What’s more, they specialise in building to Passivhaus energy efficiency standards. And they use high-performance, natural building materials, which means your home can be built with minimal impact on the environment.
Fortitude Communications is a PR and communications consultancy based on the Oxford Science Park that delivers impactful results across print and digital media. We represent clients in the sustainability / low carbon sectors. We help clients tell their brand story effectively via PR campaigns, engaging content creation, video, social media, corporate copy writing and website production. Fortitude is PR with impact.
Digitizelectric Ltd uses unique technology developed in the USA to enable the delivery of electrical power for a range of requirements and locations in a digital and extremely safe way, where traditional power solutions always carry a risk. They also have a consulting strand, helping businesses across Europe, and Richard (of Digitize) is looking into establishing a solar farm, and is researching hydrogen production
Twobird work with small, medium, B-Corps and growing businesses. They specialise in hotels, hospitality, and lifestyle brands, offering a nimble, flexible service committed to growing stronger brands.
Greentech Recruitment Ltd seek to pioneer a fairer, smarter and more insightful approach to recruitment in Green, sustainable and social impact sectors. We specialise in placing the best and most committed people across Finance, IT & Technology, and Engineering
AJA is an Oxford architectural studio with a national reputation for award-winning architecture. But we place as much emphasis on designing sustainably, having a very strong focus on holistic environmental performance: our spin-out company Kiss House – also award-winning – delivers fully pre-fabricated homes which are not only built to full Passivhaus standards but are also intended to be carbon positive both in manufacture and in use.