Technology

Bristol app Wriggle placed among Europe’s top seven fledgling tech companies

September 19, 2014
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Bristol app Wriggle placed among Europe’s top seven fledgling tech companies

Fast-growing Bristol-based mobile app Wriggle, which connects users to exclusive, on-the-day discounts at bars, restaurants and events, has been named as one of the top seven tech start-ups in Europe. The innovative firm landed the prestigious title at Seedcamp 2014 – a gathering of 20 of Europe’s best seed-stage...

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Bristol firms get chance to join world’s leading multicore innovators at major conference

September 19, 2014
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Bristol firms get chance to join world’s leading multicore innovators at major conference

Bristol tech firms are being invited to join major industry names such as Intel and Huawei at an upcoming conference in the city which will highlight the latest advancements in multicore – the technology integral to the development of cutting-edge innovations such as autonomous cars, robots and next-generation mobile...

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Call for Bristol’s tech pioneers to compete against region’s brightest sparks in prestigious awards

September 19, 2014
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Call for Bristol’s tech pioneers to compete against region’s brightest sparks in prestigious awards

Bristol’s hi-tech innovators are being urged to enter an awards scheme that aims to find the best tech firms in the West. The SPARKies will showcase the leading people, products and companies that make up the tech industry across a region spreading from Swindon to Bath, Bristol and Gloucestershire....

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Bristol Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

September 19, 2014
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Bristol Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

Bristol Business News has teamed up with the region’s biggest business exhibition, Business Showcase South West, as it prepares to return for a second year. Business Showcase South West 2015 (BSSW 2015) will build on the success of the inaugural event in Bristol earlier this year which attracted nearly...

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SciSys lands Mars rover software contract worth €2m from Airbus Space

September 16, 2014
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SciSys lands Mars rover software contract worth €2m from Airbus Space

IT innovator SciSys has secured a €2m (£1.59m) order to develop software for the next Mars rover as part of the European Space Agency’s 2018 mission to the red planet. The Chippenham-headquartered firm, which has an office in Brislington, has its roots in the space industry. It will work...

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Bristol 3D printing pioneers in running for major graduate enterprise award

September 12, 2014
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Bristol 3D printing pioneers in running for major graduate enterprise award

OmniDynamics, the innovative Bristol start-up aiming to slash the costs of 3D printing, has reached the national final of the Lloyds Bank Enterprise awards for graduates. The firm, based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), went through to the prestigious final after winning the regional heat in Exeter this...

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Bristol’s tech pioneers to be showcased as city is chosen to host national innovation festival

September 8, 2014
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Bristol’s tech pioneers to be showcased as city is chosen to host national innovation festival

Bristol’s growing reputation as one of the UK’s leading hi-tech centres has been recognised by its inclusion in a national innovation festival. Some of the city’s most innovative businesses will open their doors to executives, entrepreneurs, investors, potential employees and the public as part of the OpenCo event, which...

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Growth on the cards for screen protection firm as it moves to new base

September 5, 2014
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Growth on the cards for screen protection firm as it moves to new base

Fast-growing Bristol tech company Tuffscreen Screen Protection has moved to larger premises to allow for further expansion. The firm manufactures custom-made screen protectors to provide unrivalled scratch and impact protection to the mobile computers and barcode scanners, satnavs, and smartphones used by companies in the field. The unique technology...

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Bristol Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Does your business have the right skills to grow?

September 5, 2014
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Bristol Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Does your business have the right skills to grow?

By Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP What will your business look like three years from now? Do your existing staff have the right mix of skills to help your business flourish? Do you have the right recruitment and workforce development strategy in place? If you...

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Trailblazing Bristol firms fly flag for city in prestigious national mobile innovation table

September 2, 2014
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Trailblazing Bristol firms fly flag for city in prestigious national mobile innovation table

Pioneering Bristol mobile businesses Mubaloo and Creditcall have been named among the UK’s 50 most innovative firms in the fast-growing sector. It is the third consecutive year that mobile consultancy and app developer Mubaloo has appeared in the annual Mobile Entertainment Top 50 Innovators list. For online and mobile...

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Bristol to play lead research role in pioneering 3D security and defence technology

August 29, 2014
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Bristol to play lead research role in pioneering 3D security and defence technology

Bristol’s position as an emerging centre for innovative 3D technology has been underpinned by new research to help surveillance systems identify suspicious objects or people easier. The Government-funded study, which aims to develop 3D imaging technology, forms a continuation of the link-up between UWE Bristol’s Centre for Machine Vision,...

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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

August 26, 2014
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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

West firms will be able to learn about commercial opportunities in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies when the British Ambassador to South Korea visits the region next week. Scott Wightman will be joined by CEO of the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea, David Lee, at the free...

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New investment manager taken on at BGF in Bristol as it looks to fund more high-growth businesses

August 19, 2014
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New investment manager taken on at BGF in Bristol as it looks to fund more high-growth businesses

The Bristol office of BGF, the business growth fund set up to help the UK’s growing smaller and medium-sized firms, has appointed Sarah Ledwidge as an investment manager. Sarah, pictured, will be responsible for identifying investable businesses in Wiltshire, Hampshire and the Thames Valley and working with them to...

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