Issue details

Issue details

Submission to ERDF Innovation Call for Oxfordshire

To brief members on officer’s work with partners to deliver a specific element of the county-wide ERDF Innovation call, namely the Smart Oxford initiative initiated by OSP, of which the council is a leading partner ( The approach is two-fold and includes capital and revenue elements, generally match funded 1-1:

• The ‘Smart Oxford Incubator’ - a collaborative co-working space that will be used to nurture and accelerate business growth related to ‘Smart City’ products, services and applications. In turn, this potentially enhances the development of digital and perhaps social enterprise sectors, and promotes public sector innovation and commercialisation.

• Dedicated, fixed-term (3 years), staff resourcing for Smart Oxford to ensure closer collaboration with business in order to boost sector development, and deliver projects, products and services that will benefit the public sector and city residents, as well as create business new opportunities.

A business case has been prepared by the Oxfordshire consortium and is with DCLG for agreement. Members are asked to decide whether to give officers authority to accept the grant, if successful, identify the required match funding, and agree contractual details to deliver the project.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Carfax; Rose Hill and Iffley;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/07/2016

Decision due: 15 Sep 2016 by City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)
Reason: Confirmed

Decision due: 29 Sep 2016 by Council
Reason: Council: Confirmed

Lead member: Corporate Strategy and Economic Development

Lead director:

Department: Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services

Contact: Matthew Peachey, Economic Development Manager Email: Tel: 01865 252021.

Consultation process


Reason date could change: Confirmed Council: Confirmed


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