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Oxford scientists develop rapid virus testing technology

Scientists from the University of Oxford’s Engineering Science Department and the Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advance Research (OSCAR) have developed a rapid testing technology for COVID-19. The team have been working to improve test capabilities as the virus spreads internationally. The new test gives results in...

Work starts on largest industrial development in Didcot for 20 years

Didcot Quarter, the largest industrial development in South Oxfordshire for over 20 years, has begun construction which speculatively will provide a total of 310,000 sqft of distribution and logistics space. The construction of the first industrial unit, known at DQ 190 which will cover 190,000 sqft...

Oxford VR secures record £10 million investment

Oxford VR, a virtual reality University of Oxford spin-out, have secured £10 million investment to advance its real-world impact in mental health and accelerate clinical leadership in the United States (US). The company have been developing evidence-based automated psychological treatments using immersive virtual reality, treating...

University in talks to bring Hollywood to Reading

The University of Reading is in discussions to lease space at its Thames Valley Science Park for a major new film studios complex. The proposals for studios and associated creative and digital hub would take up most of the remaining land allocated in the original outline...

Oxford-based, self-driving specialist moves into Culham’s bespoke workspace

Oxbotica, Europe’s leading self-driving vehicle software company is the first business to move into Culham Science Centre’s connected and autonomous vehicle building (CAV) as it looks to scale-up the release of its software for use across multiple industries. The software company have signed a 10-year lease...

Harwell Campus launches technical living lab to tackle the climate crisis

Harwell Campus, a major UK science and technology hub based in Oxfordshire, is calling for UK energy innovators to come together to help fight global climate change using next-generation energy solutions. It has opened the invitation to all organisations who have an interest in creating global-impact...

Hungerford-based, Ticketer expands into Europe by buying Norwegian company

Ticketer, a ticketing company based in Berkshire have acquired the Norwegian ticketing company - FARA which has offices in Poland, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. This investment is set to increase their product portfolio and expansion into mainland Europe. Both companies have a focus on providing real...

Oxford Medtech business, OrganOx, receives a £4.6 million investment

OrganOx has announced a £4.6m investment from BGF which will fund the commercial expansion of its first product, the metra, in the US, building upon commercial traction in Europe, Canada and Australia. OrganOx metra is the world’s first fully automated system for keeping a human donor...