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.

See this video from one of our past events: the future of innovative, sustainable building projects 

Oxfordshire Greentech is proud to use Bioregional’s One Planet Living principles.

These principles target each aspect of sustainable living, ranging from Zero Carbon, to Local and Sustainable Food, to Health and Happiness. They map onto the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and allow for a holistic approach that helps you work greener and live healthier and happier lives. We use them to help categorise the different topics our events are based on.

Upcoming Events

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A new Green Deal for retrofitting homes?

Online Webinar – 10th of September, from 16:15.

In order to meet the UK government’s target of becoming Carbon Zero by 2050, a large number of the 27 million existing homes will need retrofitting. To make this project a reality, the government is launching the “Green Homes Grant” this September.

In this webinar, you will get an update on the new green deal and its significance in retrofitting our homes. Experts will update you on the latest smart home developments, including
– The Green Homes Grant,
– PAS into Practice qualifications and developing the Centre of Excellence,
– The importance of Design in Retrofit,
– Delivering Quality Retrofit – an installer’s perspective,
– and more! View full agenda here.

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SMEs and Start-ups: Smart waste reduction solutions for your community

8 September 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?

In the second of three virtual Zoom workshops/hackathons at 16.00-18.00 on Tuesday 4 August, hosted by Tony Hart Smart Oxford and Oxfordshire Greentech, we will focus on waste reduction and the circular economy, so bring along your ideas and get involved.

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

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

15 September 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. There have been a few positives, less pollution, less waste and increased awareness and support for the vulnerable amongst others, but there will be severe unemployment especially in our more deprived communities

So how could we use technology (smartphone apps etc) to address unemployment and help in the Recovery Phase and Build Back Better?

In the third of three virtual Zoom workshops/hackathons at 16.00-18.00 on 11 August, hosted by Tony Hart Smart Oxford and Oxfordshire Greentech, we will focus on employment issues, so bring along your ideas and get involved.

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

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The importance of energy efficiency for businesses – and an introduction to Energy Solutions Oxfordshire

16 September 2020 | 12:00 – 13:00 BST

Online webinar

In this webinar Steve Fawkes, Founder of EnergyPro will be covering the context of why energy efficiency is so important in the climate emergency, and particularly for local businesses.

Energy Solutions Oxfordshire is the complete energy efficiency service helping organisations lower their energy use, while saving time and money.

Richard Dorey, Business Relationship Manager for Energy Solutions Oxfordshire will also be giving an overview of Energy Solutions Oxfordshire – what the service entails, how it works, and what kind of businesses it could help.

There will also be plenty of time for you to put your own questions to our expert speakers.

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Energy efficiency for businesses: how to cover the upfront costs

30 September 2020 | 12:00 – 13:00 BST

Online webinar

In this webinar Alex Rathmell of EnergyPro Ltd will give an overview of how the financing works for energy efficiency projects through Energy Solutions Oxfordshire. 

Energy Solutions Oxfordshire is the complete energy efficiency service helping organisations lower their energy use, while saving time and money.

We know that not every business has the money to put towards energy efficiency work, and that this can often be a barrier. That’s why, as part of the ESOx service, we’re able to support organisations with low-interest loan and other financing opportunities to pay for upfront costs – with the savings made to your energy bills covering the loan repayments.

In this webinar Alex Rathmell of EnergyPro Ltd will give an overview of how the financing works for energy efficiency projects through Energy Solutions Oxfordshire. We’ll then be joined by a couple of finance companies who will run through their options to give an idea of how it works in practice and the options available.

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Energy efficiency for businesses: understanding your existing energy usage to save money, time, and carbon

14 October 2020 | 12:00 – 13:00 BST

Online webinar

Michael Esvelt and Moira Dorey will explain the importance of understanding your existing energy use, and what an energy audit entails.

A crucial step in the process of making energy efficiency improvements to a building is understanding your existing energy performance and use in order to identify improvements.

Oxford Brookes’ Environmental Information Exchange team (one of our ESOx project partners) are experts at undertaking energy assessments and audits, and in this webinar we’ll be joined by Michael Esvelt and Moira Dorey who will explain the importance of understanding your existing energy use, and what an energy audit entails.

There will also be plenty of time for you to put your own questions to our speakers.

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Common measures for businesses to reduce their energy use –saving money, time, and carbon

28 October 2020 | 12:00 – 13:00 BST

Online webinar

In this webinar Michael Esvelt, Operations Director at Oxford Brookes’ Environmental Information Exchange, will explore common measures for reducing energy use and improving energy efficiency in buildings

In this webinar Michael Esvelt, Operations Director at Oxford Brookes’ Environmental Information Exchange, will explore common measures for reducing energy use and improving energy efficiency in buildings, including: lighting changes, dealing with business appliances or machinery, employee awareness, renewables installation, and more. We’ll also hear from a building expert on the process for installing these measures.

There will also be plenty of time for you to put your own questions to our speakers.

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Energy efficiency for businesses: how to decarbonise your heating bills

11 November 2020 | 12:00 – 13:00 BST

Online webinar

In this webinar Moira Dorey, Lead Assessor at Oxford Brookes’ Environmental Information Exchange, will explore different ways to decarbonise heating within the premises of a business

This will include: replacing heating systems, installing temperature controls, employee awareness campaigns, improving insulation, draught-proofing, double or triple glazing and more.

We’ll also hear from a building expert on the process for installing these measures, and there will be plenty of time for you to put your own questions to our speakers.

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Cleantech Venture Week

23-26 November 2020 | 

Online webinar

Bringing together innovative companies with experienced fund managers, business angels, and corporate investors

 

Cleantech Venture Day is going digital! Join us and Cambridge Cleantech for a week of innovative pitches, keynote speeches and networking for innovators and investors looking for climate-positive solutions.

Building on a 14-year record of successful Cleantech Venture Days in London and Helsinki, we are once again teaming up to bring this world-class pitching and investment event to you, this time in a new digital format. Participating in this event will give you access to the innovative cleantech SMEs, fund managers, investors, corporate financiers, innovation scouts and professional service firms you need to meet.

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POSTPONED – Powering the Clean Growth Era

18th March 2020 | 8:30am – 1:30pm

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

Join us to celebrate our first year in operation as Oxfordshire Greentech and hear about the future of the low-carbon economy in Oxfordshire

New decade. New era. More growth for clean, green businesses.

With climate emergency declarations coming from a variety of institutions over the past year, the world is changing. The business case for achieving zero-carbon is growing all the time. Oxfordshire’s low-carbon sector is expanding and disrupting the fossil fuel economy.

So, as more and more businesses transition their operations, services, and products towards a more sustainable model, join Oxfordshire Greentech – the business network for a low-carbon future – and our affiliate network Cambridge Cleantech for our annual conference.