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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Switch Up Your Lunch

14 June 2021 | Lunchtime!

Practical action initiative

Eat to beat climate change – take the veggie pledge today!

Oxfordshire is taking action on climate change. Oxfordshire Greentech, Good Food Oxford, Low Carbon Hub and WINS network warmly invite you to get involved in this year’s Switch Up Your Lunch pledge. This will be happening on Monday 14th June.

What is #SwitchUpYourLunch?

We want as many organisations in Oxfordshire as possible to try veggie/vegan for at least one lunch – to Switch Up Your Lunch. We’re asking you to either serve vegetarian/vegan food at your workplace, or recommend that employees eat vegetarian/vegan food for their meals as they work from home. Share photos of your delicious lunches online with the hastag #SwitchUpYourLunch

Why bother?

In Oxfordshire, food makes up a staggering 43% of our ecological footprint – more than transport or energy – and eating large amounts of meat and dairy products significantly contributes to our greenhouse gas emissions, as well as requiring more water and land

Pledges to have a veggie lunch can be made via goodfoodoxford.org/switchupyourlunch

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How to create more value in your business using circular business models

16 June 2021 | 10:00 – 12:00 BST

Online webinar

What are circular business models, and how can you use them to your advantage?

Circular business models can create more value for your business and a better experience for your customers. The idea is that you keep your products in use for as long as possible, either by giving them a longer life by either ensuring they have multiple users, or by hiring, leasing, and sharing.

SVBS have teamed up with fellow Oxfordshire Greentech members QSA Partners to host this workshop. Together, we’ll explore recent examples and take you through the first steps of implementing circular business models in your own business.

 

Topics include:

  • Why are circular business models important?
  • What is a circular business model? How they work & some examples
  • How can my business create a circular business model? The steps and main factors in the process
  • Practical exercise in getting started: Identifying new values

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Pathways to a Zero Carbon Oxfordshire report launch

29 June 2021 | 10:00 – 11:30 BST

Online webinar

In 2014, the Environmental Change Institute wrote a report about the state of the low-carbon economy. 7 years on, much has changed…

Join us for the 2021 report launch of Pathways to a Zero Carbon Oxfordshire. You’ll hear from a range of speakers who will explore the national and Oxfordshire context for clean growth and the opportunities and barriers to a Zero Carbon transition. Analysis shows that there are different routes to net-zero, and we outline three distinct pathways to eradicating emissions from the economy by 2050.

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All of them!

Venture Summit \ Virtual Connect Global featuring a dedicated Cleantech track

6-8 July 2021 | 

Online event 

Whether you’re a Cleantech startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, Venture Summit \ Virtual Connect [Global] presented by youngStartup Ventures – is the event of the year you won’t want to miss. Featuring a dedicated Cleantech Track.

A highly productive venture conference, this exclusive program is dedicated to showcasing early stage VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding venture backed, emerging and early stage Cleantech companies as well as showcasing over 100 Top Innovators.

Special Offer:

Oxfordshire Greentech has made special arrangement for our network to receive a special discount of 20% off the existing “early bird” savings. This conference will be attended by the best people in the industry. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Email hannah.scott@bioregional.com for the OG member discount code.

 

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Responsible Consumption and Production 

8th July 2021 | 11:00 – 12:15

Online Webinar

 

Join Cambridge Cleantech and Oxfordshire Greentech for our first event in the Climate Action 2021 series, in partnership with Cheeky Panda.

In this quarter we will take on SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.

Join our event to learn from expert speakers on the challenges and opportunities of the 12th Sustainable Development Goal: Responsible Consumption and Production. In this event you will learn from academics who will explain what is the meaning and goals of the 12th SDG, followed by a showcase of innovative solutions.

You will learn about the different innovative solutions to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. The event will also include a live Q&A and a networking session for you to meet the speakers

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The future of sustainable construction: case studies from South and Vale

14th July 2021 | 12:30 – 14:00

Online Webinar

 

With massive resource use and pollution production, can construction ever be sustainable?

Construction is the cause of 50% of the world’s green house gas emissions, 23% of global air pollution and 50% of landfill waste. With issues around the energy use, material choice and waste created in construction itself and the emissions arising from the operational use of buildings and homes, there is an urgent need for new construction practices that don’t cost the earth.

Join Oxfordshire Greentech and Cambridge Cleantech, in association with Constructing Excellence Oxford Club and South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils, to hear about the current situation and future prospects of sustainable construction.

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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.