Venturefest Oxford’s Experts in Conversation articles, interviews and videos are dedicated to giving businesses a voice to converse about an area of their expertise to further our objective of supporting the innovation ecosystem in Oxfordshire.
Exploring international markets for the first time? Have established operations? James Cowper Kreston can guide you through the challenges and risks of trading internationally and maximise your opportunities. READ MORE
The journey of developing a physical hardware product and bringing it to market can be challenging. At Prodrive Ventures, we invest in early stage businesses helping them develop their hardware products. READ MORE
Sitting around a table with a group of investors in healthcare innovations, nothing comes out more strongly than concern over a business model that primarily involves selling to the UK’s NHS. READ MORE
Whilst many mistakenly believe that you are unable to use both state aid and R&D tax credits, this common misconception stems from the fact that there are two forms of R&D tax credits available in the UK – SME R&D Tax Credits and Research and Development Expenditure Credit (RDEC) for larger companies. READ MORE
With the pressing need to transition to a low carbon economy, planning and preparing for energy resilience[i] is becoming increasingly important in an energy system consisting of a significant proportion of decentralised renewable energy sources and a decarbonised power system. READ MORE
UI design plays a fundamental role in the overall quality of your end product. The UI not only supports the UX work, it expands on it by bringing together concepts from interaction design, visual design, and information architecture. READ MORE
Experts in conversation
With Covid-related lockdowns, travel restrictions, cancellation and postponement of conferences and events, business development activities have had to change over the last 15 months. Business relationships and partnership activities have to be developed and maintained on line and lead generation has also changed fundamentally.
In this series of conversations, we explore the shift that has taken place in business development, drawing on the experiences of three different Oxfordshire-based companies: The Electrospinning Company, Enara Bio and Saietta. Through these discussions, we explore how each company has changed its approach to business development and consider how Covid has changed the way we work, looking back over the last year, and looking forward beyond 2021.