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…

Naked Planet

Naked Planet is an exciting, ambitious start-up company based in Henley-on-Thames, in the process of bringing numerous innovative eco-friendly products, services and projects to market both locally and internationally.

EnerGenius

EnerGenius is an energy switching website with a difference. We work only with green energy suppliers to offer our clients the best sustainable energy deals in the UK. If an energy supplier isn’t fully sustainable, then we don’t work with them.

My Global Home

My Global Home is a company that is using smart, sustainable technology to disrupt the building industry by creating flexible homes that deliver cradle to grave care for their occupants.  Working with multi-national partners and collaborating with the University of Surrey to create visionary demonstrators for its technology, My Global Home is setting out to change the way we live.

RO Group

We are a 3rd generation family real estate and private equity investor with a focus on early stage cleantech and proptech. We leverage our extensive residential and commercial real estate portfolio and investment experience to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative technology.

SpillAway Projects

 

SpillAway Projects distribute sustainable, innovative solutions to industry.  Products include bioremedial agents for clean-up of hydrocarbon and FOG contamination at site, saving money and minimising the carbon emissions.

Mewburn Ellis LLP

Mewburn Ellis is one of Europe’s leading Intellectual Property firms. Our specialists work at all stages of the IP life cycle advising on patents, trademarks and registered designs, as well as IP-related disputes and legal and commercial requirements. We provide strategic advice to maximise the potential of IP as a business asset

News

Switch Up Your Lunch campaign is calling workplaces and organisations in Oxfordshire to go veggie for the climate 

On Monday 14th June, the annual Switch Up Your Lunch veg pledge campaign is inviting organisations across the county to “eat to beat climate change”. The campaign is supported by Oxfordshire Greentech, Good Food Oxford, Oxfordshire County Council, the Women in Sustainability Network and the Low Carbon Hub. You can sign up to the pledge here: https://goodfoodoxford.org/switchupyourlunch/

Oxfordshire Greentech is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Venture Summit \ Virtual Connect Global 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.

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.

Register Today & Save Click here https://bit.ly/3ad8ejn 

If you’re a member of Oxfordshire Greentech, get in touch to receive a 20% discount code.

Government confirms 2030 ban on petrol and diesel cars, unveils £20m electric vehicle package

The Government has confirmed that the ban on new petrol and diesel cars has been moved forward to 2030, following a lengthy consultation. There are some exceptions to the ban, with some plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and some full hybrids still able to be sold up until 2035.

The Government’s new £20m fun will assist research and development competition, for EV technology innovations Funding could potentially support zero-emissions emergency vehicles, charging infrastructure and battery recycling. 

Read more here.

News

Founder member Seacourt’s environmental magazine

This 3rd edition is focused on 2021 and the key priorities that businesses are looking at from a sustainability perspective for this most critical of years. If anyone would like to receive a copy please email info@seacourt.net

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…

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.

Jobs

Sales Account Executive role

Green Unit

£23,000 – £25,000 (dependent on experience)

Business Sustainability Intern

Brill Power

Brill Power develops cutting-edge battery management hardware and software for stationary energy storage and electric vehicles.

The Business Sustainability Intern will take on an important project to review the environmental impact of Brill Power as a business and as a technology provider. They will get involved in setting the organisation’s strategic direction and influence how we communicate our impact and benefits. The person who fills this role will report to our Strategy and Operations Manager and work collaboratively with team members in the rest of the organisation.

This internship is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in tech and sustainability to get first-hand experience working for a deep-tech, environmentally-focused start-up.

 

Internship Opportunity

RO Group

RO Group is a 3rd generation family real estate and private equity investor with a focus on early stage cleantech and proptech. 

We have an exciting opportunity to join the RO Group (www.rogroup.co.uk) for a paid internship over the summer months, with the chance of the role developing into a permanent appointment.

The internship will support the continued development of our early stage equity investment activities, involving sector research, company analysis and assistance on live transactions.  It will also encompass research and analysis to support the wider group strategy and will give exposure to a range of sectors including technology, renewable energy, and commercial and residential development amongst others.

The role offers a significant personal development opportunity, working closely with the senior RO management team and gaining experience in an entrepreneurial environment.

Beyond academic achievement and experience to date, we are looking for candidates with a demonstrable enthusiasm for business, commercial awareness, and a natural curiosity as to how industries work, and how value is created across a range of sectors.  You will be a self-starter who is able to show initiative and enterprise in an environment that encourages innovative thinking as we continue to develop our businesses.