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Digital Technology

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...

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...

Reading and Oxford in top five for entrepreneurial hotspots

Reading has topped the list of ‘entrepreneurial spearheads’ in The Great British Enterprise report published by Atos. The report marks the launch of Atos’ new ‘Digital Society’ campaign, which discusses themes including, innovation, skills, sustainability and how technology can be the driving force for positive...

Oxford Science Park gets green light for new office and lab complex

Magdalen College, Oxford, has gained approval for a 168,000 sqft office and laboratory complex at the Oxford Science Park. Plot 16 plans will feature a central raised plaza with wider landscaping and accessibility enhancements. Construction is due to start in Autumn 2020, backed by the Oxford...

Virgin Media moves into new Green Park Headquarters

Global telecoms giant, Virgin Media has moved its UK Head Office to Green Park in Reading, taking all 120,000 sqft at 500 Brook Drive. Holding up to 1,500 staff, the new headquarters contains extended breakout areas, meeting rooms, a staff restaurant and coffee shop. High sustainability...

Thames Valley tech companies come together to deliver STEM initiative

Local tech companies and institutes including Softcat, Gamma, Westcoast and the Rosalind Franklin Institute have collaborated with the Education Business Partnership (EBP) to create a new initiative called Hi-Tech Horizons. The programme aims to reach and directly engage with 50,000 secondary and college students over...

Digital Minister opens Deloitte Tech Foundry in Reading

A new Tech Foundry, which will allow Deloitte employees and clients to work together and share expertise on how digital transformation can accelerate innovation across business, has been officially opened in Reading by Margot James MP, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries. New technologies...