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 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

 

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. 

 

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.