Technology

UWE’s world-leading research recognised in major new report

December 19, 2014
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The amount of world-leading research carried out at UWE Bristol has soared by 170%, according to a major new national report. The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) show that 57 % of the research submitted by UWE was judged to be either world-leading or internationally excellent....

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Social media and technology are key to Estate Agency of the Year Award wins for Andrews

December 18, 2014
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Social media and technology are key to Estate Agency of the Year Award wins for Andrews

Estate agency and property group Andrews’  innovative use of social media and its pioneering website has helped it collect four awards at the prestigious Estate Agency of the Year Awards, including silver in the Best Large Estate Agency category for the second year running. The Keynsham-based firm, with offices...

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SciSys snaps up innovative app firm as it looks for growth in retail sector

December 18, 2014
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SciSys snaps up innovative app firm as it looks for growth in retail sector

Specialist IT group SciSys, which has a base in Bristol, is expanding into the retail industry following the acquisition of a small software application development firm. SciSys is paying a maximum of £3.2m for Leicester-based Xibis, which it expects to be immediately earnings-enhancing. SciSys, which works in sectors spanning...

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Our year as European Green Capital will change people’s lives, Mayor vows as city takes over title

December 8, 2014
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Our year as European Green Capital will change people’s lives, Mayor vows as city takes over title

Bristol today promised to stage the best-funded and most-comprehensive programme of events yet by any European Green Capital as it officially took over the title. The European Commission bestowed the title on the city from this year’s holders Copenhagen in a  ceremony in the Danish capital. Bristol is the...

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Engine Shed’s role as platform for economic growth outlined as it marks its first anniversary

December 5, 2014
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Engine Shed’s role as platform for economic growth outlined as it marks its first anniversary

Bristol’s innovation hub Engine Shed has celebrated its first year by revealing that it has created 128 jobs and contributed £8m to the West of England’s economy. The building, a unique collaboration between the University of Bristol, Bristol City Council and the  West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP),...

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Coveted West of England Business of the Year Awards launched to find region’s top company

December 5, 2014
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Coveted West of England Business of the Year Awards launched to find region’s top company

The annual search for the region’s best companies has started with the launch of accountants PwC’s widely-respected West of England Business of the Year Awards 2015. Now in their 27th year, the eagerly-contested awards are the most prestigious in the region by far – previous winners read like a...

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Innovation partnership SETsquared’s £3.8bn boost to economy creates 9,000 jobs

December 4, 2014
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Innovation partnership SETsquared’s £3.8bn boost to economy creates 9,000 jobs

Hi-tech start-ups incubated by SETsquared, the innovation hub backed by the University of Bristol, have created 9,000 jobs and contributed a staggering £3.8bn to the UK economy, research released today shows. The figures, which emerge from a study commissioned from Warwick Economics & Development, are based on the 1,041...

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Driverless cars to be trialled in Bristol after city group receives funding

December 3, 2014
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Driverless cars to be trialled in Bristol after city group receives funding

Bristol is to be a test-bed for driverless cars after funding was secured by a consortium made up of the city council, universities and businesses. The Bristol trial, which will start next January, will look at how the public reacts to so-called autonomous vehicles along with the legal and...

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International urban innovation award puts Bristol among world’s ‘smartest’ cities

December 3, 2014
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International urban innovation award puts Bristol among world’s ‘smartest’ cities

Bristol’s pioneering use of digital technology to improve the lives of its residents has earned it a major international award that places it among the world’s most-innovative cities. The International Award for Urban Innovation was presented to Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson at an event hosted by the municipal...

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SETsquared’s Shard showcase serves as launchpad for two new innovation projects

November 28, 2014
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SETsquared’s Shard showcase serves as launchpad for two new innovation projects

Innovation incubator SETsquared, which is backed by the University of Bristol, has unveiled two new projects – a £3.2m programme to speed up the commercialisation of university research and a partnership with academic health science networks to help NHS patients. The double boost was announced as it staged a...

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Stands go on sale for The Business Showcase South West 2015

November 28, 2014
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Stands go on sale for The Business Showcase South West 2015

Stands for The Business Showcase South West – the major business event which celebrates the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise – are now on sale and pre-registration for delegates has also gone live. Following the huge success of the inaugural event in April this year, The...

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South African finance giant to create 100 jobs at new Bristol tech base

November 21, 2014
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South African finance giant to create 100 jobs at new Bristol tech base

More than 100 ‘fintech’ jobs are to be created in Bristol by one of South Africa’s largest financial services groups in a move that was today welcomed by Prime Minister David Cameron. MMI Holdings, which acquired Bristol-based financial technology firm Blue Speck Financial earlier this year, plans to open...

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Bristol tech pioneers take pitching for investment to new level in Europe’s tallest building

November 21, 2014
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Bristol tech pioneers take pitching for investment to new level in Europe’s tallest building

Two of Bristol’s most-exciting tech innovators are to bid for funding worth £30m in front of an audience made up of some of the UK’s top investors. The firms, based in the city’s SETsquared innovation incubator, will take part in the real-life Dragon’s Den-style showcase at The Shard in...

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