Head to head with Caroline Downer

What is your background and what did you do before

Caroline joins Oxford Innovation as Community Manager at Bucks Health Tech Hub, having spent the last 12 years working in Business Development, firstly in the Publishing Department at Oxford Brookes University and then at the University of Hertfordshire, latterly in the Degree Apprenticeship team. She spent her time engaging with employers, advising them on the many advantages of employing an apprentice who would also be undertaking a degree.

She is well versed in the workings of a large Higher Education Institution and understands the requirements and issues of being a successful business-facing organisation. She is looking forward to supporting new customers in their entrepreneurial endeavours.

Caroline loves travelling and has recently travelled extensively in the United States, including to Miami, LA, New York, New Orleans, Nashville and many places in between.

Coggi: promoting children’s psychological well-being with the support of the Bucks Health Tech Hub

Bucks Health Tech Hub customer, Pep Stonor, began her journey to create ground breaking children’s wellbeing app Coggi during her Masters in Applied Positive Psychology at Bucks New University in 2019. 

Winning business support from Bucks New University and Oxford Innovation

Jordan Penning, a graduate from Bucks New University’s Air transport management programme, wins business support through competition. The prize includes a business bursary, workspace at the Bucks Hubs managed by Oxford Innovation and ongoing business support from Bucks Hubs Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Jim Gabriel.

Head to head with Valerie Tomlinson

Valerie is a professional with extensive experience across the Higher Education and Hospitality industries.
She joins Oxford Innovation & Bucks Digital Hub bringing a wealth of experience gained from a successful Project Management career primarily supporting Pro Vice Chancellor level projects in the area of Education & Student Experience.