Oxford Brookes University - The Forum - Venturefest Oxford
Growing success, nurturing innovation
For an event that is looking to the future and showcasing the innovation and transformative technologies being developed in Oxfordshire, the Thames Valley, and beyond, Oxford Brookes University is a natural partner. Over the 20 years since Venturefest began, Oxford Brookes has grown and developed as part of the high-tech economy that makes such a critical contribution to the region. Health and life sciences, robotics and artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicles and motorsport engineering, are just some of the areas where University expertise and research are creating successful partnerships with local businesses, as well as research institutions and partners, to fuel innovation. Recent substantial investment in the Headington campus of Oxford Brookes is  the showcase for that growth and an inspirational location to host Venturefest 2018 in its 20th Year, in these award-winning, welcoming spaces.
Oxford Brookes University Forum - Venturefest Oxford

The Forum at Oxford Brookes University where the 20th Venturefest Oxford will be held on 12th  September 2018

In this setting our students thrive whether learning at undergraduate level or undertaking postgraduate or doctoral research. Oxford Brookes students are learning high quality skills in a high quality environment and their aptitude will become the lifeblood of our economy in the future. With new talent, critical thinking and even more critical experience, the students  benefit the economy by bringing a culture of innovation and a passion for excellence into the companies and organisations they later work with. Research excellence and impact is at the heart of what Oxford Brookes does, making a tangible difference to communities locally, nationally and internationally, and tackling some of the world’s biggest problems. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment, 94% of Oxford Brookes research was “internationally recognised”, with 59% rated as “word-leading or internationally excellent”.
Motorsport at Oxford Brookes University - Venturefest Oxford

Motorsport is a core speciality of Oxford Brookes University

Visitors to Venturefest will have the opportunity to discover more about the work of Oxford Brookes researchers, discuss possible collaborations with our academics to develop practical solutions to problems, or to explore the potential to commercialise innovations for technical advancement, economic growth and social good. So join us at Venturefest, step inside the University at Headington and discover the world of tomorrow, today. To talk about how your organisation can benefit from Brookes’ world-class expertise, talent or training, contact [email protected]

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