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University of Oxford produces record number of unicorn companies

The University of Oxford has produced the highest number of tech unicorn founders across Europe, according to a new report. The term “unicorn” is given to companies valued at over $1 billion dollars and there are around 1300 active unicorns globally. The report, undertaken by venture capital firm Antler, surveyed over...

Oxfordshire-based firm expands deal with US company

Oxford Biomedica plc, a quality and innovation-led viral vector CDMO, has announced that it has expanded its License and Supply Agreement (“LSA”) with Cabaletta Bio, Inc., a Philadelphia-based clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing and launching the first curative targeted cell therapies for patients with...

Thames Valley-based company acquired by International Group

A company specialising in interior fit-out and refurbishment for the science and technology sector has been acquired by an international group. Founded in 2005, Oxford and Reading-based Bulb Interiors provides research, innovation and manufacturing facility planning and construction services. It has developed niche expertise through the...

Oxfordshire’s Tokamak Energy awarded eight grant by US Department for Energy

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Tokamak Energy Inc its eighth grant through its Innovation Network for Fusion Energy (INFUSE) program. The INFUSE program is focused on accelerating fusion energy development through public-private research partnerships by involving the expertise and unique resources available...

European Space Agency expands at Oxfordshire’s Harwell Campus

A state-of-the-art conference centre that will support the thriving UK space industry has opened at Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire – the UK’s space gateway. ESA’s new facility sits alongside their European satellite and space telecommunications centre (ECSAT) at Harwell and provides cutting-edge, adaptable meeting facilities, a...

Oxfordshire Aviation company acquired by US Group

Oxfordshire-based Up & Away Aviation, which works with commercial airline and private aviation clients, has been acquired by Unifi Aviation, a ground aviation services company that forms part of the Argenbright Group. Up & Away was founded in 2008 by Stefan Murphy and has grown exponentially under his...

Oxford named as highest performing UK city in annual PwC report

Taking the top spot again, Oxford has been named as the UK’s highest performing city in PwC’s annual Good Growth for Cities index since 2017, with Swindon just behind in second place. Additionally, the report showcases Reading as performing above the UK average across indicators such as...