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Venturefest provides a platform to support the innovation ecosystem in Oxfordshire

This year we will be showcasing the cutting edge technology and world class thinking that Oxfordshire is known for

Venturefest Oxford

The 2018 event was on  Wednesday 12th September at Oxford Brookes University. 

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Innovation Showcase

The showcase welcomed the most innovative and exciting business innovations. 

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Pitching for Success

Venturefest's elevator pitch competition. Sponsored by Penningtons Manches.

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Get connected with key business support services from across Oxfordshire.

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2018 China-UK Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition: Call for Projects

2018 China-UK Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition: Call for Projects

During the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UK in October 2015, China and the UK released the declaration on Building read more

Venturefest celebrates 20 years in style!

Venturefest celebrates 20 years in style!

Visitors to Venturefest last week were treated to an exhilarating, informative and action-packed day.  It was celebrating its 20th ... read more

Graduate’s reusable coffee cup business wins funding at Venturefest Oxford

Graduate’s reusable coffee cup business wins funding at Venturefest Oxford

A recent graduate from Oxford Brookes won the Venturefest Oxford Pitching for Success competition with a cash prize of £1,000 including read more

Winners of the 2018 Enterprise Awards are…

Winners of the 2018 Enterprise Awards are…

A highlight of our year, The Oxford Trust 2018 Enterprise Awards went off with lots of entrepreneurial fizz and excitement at the new ... read more

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Is there a perfect place to locate a business?

Is there a perfect place to locate a business?

If you run an innovative company you’re probably looking at more than price per square foot to ensure your business doesn’t just take ... read more

Mastering your pitch

Mastering your pitch

This guidance seeks to develop your confidence in pitching to investors by helping you to avoid the pitfalls and mistakes often heard ... read more

The crucial role of Theory of Mind (ToM) capabilities in developing a next generation, human-centric artificial intelligence

The crucial role of Theory of Mind (ToM) capabilities in developing a next generation, human-centric artificial intelligence

Emerging applications of artificial intelligence (AI) are raising awareness of the limitations of established machine learning (ML) ... read more

Ethical Artificial Intelligence in Business

Ethical Artificial Intelligence in Business

Artificial intelligence (AI) and the data economy together form one of the four grand challenges in the UK Industrial Strategy. Many, ... read more

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