Technology

Funding for Bristol innovators creating technology capable of sniffing out disease

November 8, 2019
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Funding for Bristol innovators creating technology capable of sniffing out disease

University of Bristol spin-out Rosa Biotech, which is developing technology that mimics the sense of smell to detect chronic diseases, has raised £760,000 to commercialise its ground-breaking innovation. The firm’s artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven biosensing technology, which is capable of detecting the faint chemical signature given off by diseases, has...

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Event: Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations

November 8, 2019
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Event: Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations

Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams’ In-House Lawyer service and Bristol Business News have teamed up to host a seminar aimed at helping fledgling businesses achieve sustainable growth. Called Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations, it will discuss topics surrounding business growth, the risks companies face when scaling-up and the...

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Unique list champions Bristol groups doing most to tackle tech sector’s diversity challenge

November 8, 2019
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Unique list champions Bristol groups doing most to tackle tech sector’s diversity challenge

Organisations that are addressing diversity challenges in the South West’s tech sector have been highlighted in a unique project. For the past two years DisruptSW has showcased the most-innovative companies in the region with the 25 named in each list recognising firms taking a new approach to existing problems....

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‘Icon of the year’ award for Bristol tech entrepreneur and co-founder of city’s first unicorn

November 8, 2019
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‘Icon of the year’ award for Bristol tech entrepreneur and co-founder of city’s first unicorn

The founder and CEO of Bristol’s first ‘unicorn’ tech business has been named as one of the UK’s top entrepreneurs. Nigel Toon, who launched semiconductor challenger Graphcore in 2016 and is also a key player in the city’s business ecosystem, was among the winners at the recent Barclays Entrepreneurs...

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Out of this world: SETsquared enterprise partnership wins global accolade for third time in a row

November 7, 2019
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Out of this world: SETsquared enterprise partnership wins global accolade for third time in a row

SETsquared, the unique enterprise partnership backed by the University of Bristol, has been named as the world’s number one university business incubator for the third consecutive time. It beat off challenges from more than 1,500 incubators and accelerator programmes in 78 countries across the globe to claim the title...

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Bristol investors back pioneering firm seeking to harness the power of AI to boost worker productivity

November 1, 2019
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Bristol investors back pioneering firm seeking to harness the power of AI to boost worker productivity

Flourish Zone, which aims to revolutionise the global workplace wellbeing and coaching industry with the use of artificial intelligence (AI), is a step closer to realising its ambitions thanks to a £140,000 investment from the Bristol Private Equity Club (BPEC). The Bath-based firm will use the funds to add the finishing touches...

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International gathering of innovative cities showcases Bristol’s creative and tech projects

November 1, 2019
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International gathering of innovative cities showcases Bristol’s creative and tech projects

Bristol’s creativity and innovation has been championed at a major international gathering of civic leaders aimed at driving collaboration between cities across the world. The 2019 Asia-Europe CICA (Creative Innovation Cities Alliance) Mayors’ Summit, staged earlier this week in Gwangju, South Korea, brought together leaders from Europe and Asia...

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Boost for Bristol’s cloud rendering star YellowDog as it leaps into North American market

October 25, 2019
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Boost for Bristol’s cloud rendering star YellowDog as it leaps into North American market

Bristol multi-award winning tech firm YellowDog has taken another step on its global roll-out with a deal that puts its multi-cloud platform for visual effects and animation studios on sale across North America. The firm, which has gone from a standing start in 2015 to operating in 45 countries...

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Time for Bristol firms to do battle with bat and ball as the Ping Pong Fight Club returns

October 25, 2019
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Time for Bristol firms to do battle with bat and ball as the Ping Pong Fight Club returns

More Bristol firms are ready to bring their skills to the table as the city’s all-action Ping Pong Fight Club comes back for a second year. Granite Consulting, MDE Group, accountants Bishop Fleming, iO Associates and Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing are the latest to sign up for what...

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Bristol e-commerce fulfilment firm unpacks £2.1m funding deal, with help from TLT

October 24, 2019
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Bristol e-commerce fulfilment firm unpacks £2.1m funding deal, with help from TLT

Lawyers from Bristol-headquartered TLT have advised local e-commerce fulfilment start-up Huboo on a £2.1m investment to help it continue to expand and also move into the European market. Emersons Green-based Huboo was launched two years ago by Bath tech serial entrepreneur Martin Bysh and logistics innovator Paul Dodd to...

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Seminar hears how R&D tax breaks can boost innovation – yet many firms are failing to cash in

October 23, 2019
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Seminar hears how R&D tax breaks can boost innovation – yet many firms are failing to cash in

Innovative businesses are missing out on millions of pounds of potentially valuable tax breaks by failing to take advantage of government-backed schemes to boost research and development, an event in Bristol was told. Hosted by the city office of financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson, the seminar...

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Red letter day for automated handwriting firm founded by graduates after it lands top prize

October 18, 2019
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Red letter day for automated handwriting firm founded by graduates after it lands top prize

A business set up by two University of Bristol graduates which uses artificial intelligence to create automated handwritten letters has beaten off competition from more than 2,000 others to win £25,000 worth of seed funding. Scribeless, founded by Robert Van Den Bergh and Alex Robinson, both 23, scooped one...

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Key decisions provide quantum leap for university’s new enterprise campus

October 18, 2019
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Key decisions provide quantum leap for university’s new enterprise campus

The University of Bristol’s ambitious plans to create a new enterprise campus centred on world-class innovation next to Temple Meads railway station received a double boost this week. The planned flagship Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre (QTIC), pictured – a key element of the £300m campus at Temple Quarter –...

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