Innovative partnerships at Oxford Brookes University
Oxford Brookes University is one of our sponsors at this year's Venturefest. Their recent article highlights their involvement in the event and ongoing contributions to Oxford's innovation ecosystem:
Business Managers from Oxford Brookes will be on hand in the Networking Zone (Cotswold Hall, Stand 7) to speak to attendees about how they can access expert advice
Some of the innovative products that have arisen from their Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) will be featured at the event; including Aircharge, the wireless charging devices and VuQ, a new visual tool for mapping the built environment
Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University and Board Member for Venturefest Oxford said:
Venturefest Oxford has gone from strength to strength since it first began almost 20 years ago, and has proved to be a fantastic gateway for connecting entrepreneurs and innovators with investors and advisors at all stages of the business lifecycle.
Venturefest’s Executive Director Lynn Shepherd said:
Innovation is a powerful catalyst in driving economic growth and Venturefest Oxford plays a crucial role in shaping the future of high-tech in the county. This year’s programme is set to be the best ever, with a great line-up of dynamic speakers and a range of sessions designed to stimulate innovation, support entrepreneurship and broker investment.
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