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Second ‘deep tech’ incubator puts Bristol on path to creating world-class science ecosystem

November 26, 2021
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Second ‘deep tech’ incubator puts Bristol on path to creating world-class science ecosystem

Bristol has developed Europe’s most exciting ‘deep tech’ ecosystem where innovators can accelerate ground-breaking ideas in areas as diverse as AI, synthetic biology, nano technologies and quantum computing, guests at the opening of the city’s new Science Creates centre were told. The incubator in Old Market is already becoming...

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LEP on the look-out for board members to champion and shape the West of England’s future

November 22, 2021
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LEP on the look-out for board members to champion and shape the West of England’s future

Business people with strong networking experience and the credibility to champion the region are being sought by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to join its business board. The LEP is looking to appoint new board members to help shape a brighter, greener future for the West...

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Funding for Bristol firm aiming to clean up microplastic pollution caused by washing machines

November 19, 2021
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Funding for Bristol firm aiming to clean up microplastic pollution caused by washing machines

A Bristol-based tech firm has secured a £150,000 investment to help it scale up its innovative method of capturing, harvesting and recycling microplastics before they can pollute the world’s oceans. Called Matter, the firm was founded in 2017 by former Dyson engineer and keen scuba diver Adam Root, pictured. ...

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New campaign to stop firms becoming victims of fraud to be launched in South West

November 19, 2021
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New campaign to stop firms becoming victims of fraud to be launched in South West

Bristol businesses are partnering with the police, banking sector and specialists to spearhead a new crackdown on fraud in the South West. They have come together to re-launch the South West Fraud Forum (SWFF), which is dedicated to helping prevent businesses and individuals becoming victims of the crime.  The...

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Business and Intellectual Property Centre opened to support Bristol’s would-be entrepreneurs

November 19, 2021
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Business and Intellectual Property Centre opened to support Bristol’s would-be entrepreneurs

Free one-to-one support to help potential entrepreneurs start and grow their own business is available from a new Business and Intellectual Property Centre opened in the city’s Central Library. The centre, which was officially opened by Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees, is offering free resources, confidential one-to-one support, advice...

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Western Gateway powerhouse on the lookout for top innovators to join its board

November 18, 2021
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Western Gateway powerhouse on the lookout for top innovators to join its board

Leading lights in Bristol’s higher education, innovation and research communities are being invited to apply for posts representing the sectors on the board of the Western Gateway as it starts to ramp up its work. The gateway is the cross-border economic partnership of eight cities either side of the...

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Call for big ideas on Bristol’s climate challenges as city is picked to play key role in global project

November 12, 2021
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Call for big ideas on Bristol’s climate challenges as city is picked to play key role in global project

Bristol’s innovators are being urged to come up with suggestions to help tackle the city’s climate challenges following its inclusion in a United Nations-backed global scheme. The Climate Smart Cities Challenge aims to empower innovators and communities to collaborate in designing and demonstrating climate-smart approaches to vital areas of city...

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New intellectual property scheme aims to protect the best ideas from Bristol’s creatives

November 11, 2021
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New intellectual property scheme aims to protect the best ideas from Bristol’s creatives

Bristol’s innovators, inventors, artists and designers are to get free help to protect their intellectual property (IP) under a new scheme offering expert support and advice. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) scheme will run until December 17 and offer advice on copyright, patents and trade marks. Successful...

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Trials of Bristol firm’s queue-busting women’s urinal show they can boost festivals’ takings

November 11, 2021
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Trials of Bristol firm’s queue-busting women’s urinal show they can boost festivals’ takings

Music festivals could boost their revenue and slash their carbon output by using the pioneering women’s urinal developed by Bristol University spin-out PEEQUAL, research has shown. Some 5,000 women have now tested PEEQUAL’s innovative toilets following trials this summer at festivals including Shambala, Valley Fest and The Bristol Comedy...

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International Trade Week to show Bristol firms how exporting can boost their business

November 9, 2021
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International Trade Week to show Bristol firms how exporting can boost their business

Bristol firms thinking of exporting or taking their international expansion to the next level can sign up to a week of special events hosted by experts. The Department for International Trade (DIT) will stage the first International Trade Week next week, with events – most of them virtual –...

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National Icon of the Year title for entrepreneur on mission to make Bristol global centre for deep tech

November 5, 2021
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National Icon of the Year title for entrepreneur on mission to make Bristol global centre for deep tech

Bristol-based scientist, entrepreneur and founder of the city’s Science Creates deep-tech centre, Dr Harry Destecroix, has won a major national enterprise award. Harry, pictured, has been named Barclays Entrepreneur Icon of the Year, a title that recognises entrepreneurs who have successfully turned their vision into reality.  The accolade, one...

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FSB calls on government to help small firms go green after survey shows most have no plan to act

November 5, 2021
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FSB calls on government to help small firms go green after survey shows most have no plan to act

Two-thirds of small firms in the South West have no active plan to reduce their impact on the environment, according to a new survey, with many arguing they should receive tax breaks, grants or low interest loans to help them go green. The report by the Federation of Small...

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Former defence industry boss takes over as Institute of Directors regional chair

November 4, 2021
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Former defence industry boss takes over as Institute of Directors regional chair

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed former defence electronics industry executive Steve Hill as the new chair of its South West region. Steve, pictured, has been vice-chair since July and succeeds Muir Macdonald following the completion of his three-year term as chair.  In his new role Steve will...

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