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Environment, Energy & Infrastructure

General Fusion set to build its Fusion Demonstration Plant in Oxfordshire

UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and Canadian company General Fusion (GF), have announced an agreement under which General Fusion will build and operate its Fusion Demonstration Plant (FDP) at UKAEA’s Culham Campus, Oxfordshire. The FDP will demonstrate GF’s proprietary Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) technology, paving the...

DIT publishes the national inward investment results 2020 to 2021

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has published the national inward investment results 2020 to 2021. Despite the economic global slowdown due to the pandemic, the UK remains one of the most attractive places in the world to invest in with 1,538 foreign direct investment (FDI)...

Modern MINI production at Plant Oxford celebrates 20 years

To celebrate 20 years of the MINI Plant Oxford, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited the home of the brand at MINI Plant Oxford, to meet the people involved with integrating the manufacturing of the MINI Electric into their standard production line. The Oxford...

Tokamak Energy awarded £10m government funding from BEIS

Oxfordshire-based, Tokamak Energy, the business accelerating the development of commercial fusion power, has been awarded £10m from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), as part of the UK Government’s Advanced Modular Reactor project. The award follows an extensive due diligence process where Tokamak...

Buckinghamshire LEP launches new website

Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership (Bucks LEP) has launched its new website, which aims to provide latest information on key developments across Buckinghamshire’s Enterprise Zones. Since 2016 the Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone has provided an enormous boost to help Buckinghamshire grow its existing businesses and attract and...

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-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...

£35 million grant funding available for businesses in rural areas

Rural businesses across the UK are set to benefit from a guaranteed £35 million in government funding in order to create new jobs, boost tourism and unlock growth in rural areas. This figure could be increased to £50 million if there are enough high-quality applications. The...