Technology

Investment in Bristol biotech firm to take its innovative adhesives from lab to pilot trials

May 17, 2019
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Investment in Bristol biotech firm to take its innovative adhesives from lab to pilot trials

University of Bristol biotech spin-out Zentraxa has raised £500,000 to start full trials of its unique manufacturing process that produces biological adhesives for use in the healthcare sector. The firm, which has its roots in the university’s Synthetic Biology Research Centre, hopes to commercialise the produce, called Zentide.  It...

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Bad bosses and office culture blamed for tech firms’ recruitment and retention crisis

May 17, 2019
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Bad bosses and office culture blamed for tech firms’ recruitment and retention crisis

Employees in tech start-ups and scale-ups tend to leave their jobs because of work culture or bad management having joined them based on salary, a new report has revealed. The report, produced by Bristol-headquartered tech and engineering specialist recruitment firm ISL, surveyed nearly 200 people who had left their jobs...

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100 jobs on the way after Bristol specialist lighting firm accelerates into South Korean car market

May 15, 2019
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100 jobs on the way after Bristol specialist lighting firm accelerates into South Korean car market

Bristol-based lighting firm Global Design Solutions (GDS) is to create 100 jobs and quadruple its turnover after securing contracts worth £500,000 with South Korean car giants Kia and Hyundai. The jobs, which will be spread across its factory in St Annes and a new plant in South Korea, follow...

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Boost for Bristol’s science sector as UWE launches redeveloped and extended labs

May 10, 2019
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Boost for Bristol’s science sector as UWE launches redeveloped and extended labs

New and enhanced science laboratories at UWE Bristol have been officially opened following a £7m redevelopment project, better preparing students for work in the city’s growing science-related sectors. Known as the ‘Lab Zone’ and made up of a connected series of research labs and teaching spaces, pictured, the area...

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Game on: Conference aims for fun way to attract talent to Bristol’s cyber-security industry

May 10, 2019
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Game on: Conference aims for fun way to attract talent to Bristol’s cyber-security industry

The world’s first ‘gamified’ cyber-security conference takes place in Bristol next week in a bid to make the subject fun and engaging and attract more people into the fast-developing industry. BristolCyberCon is designed to help those attending network through fun social engineering and gamification activities, take part in interactive...

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Burges Salmon and University of Bristol team up to pioneer research into using AI in business

May 10, 2019
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Burges Salmon and University of Bristol team up to pioneer research into using AI in business

The opportunities and challenges of using AI and data science in professional services and their likely impact on productivity and the future of work are to be jointly explored by Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon and the University of Bristol. The two have signed a memorandum of understanding...

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Pedal to Paris challenge for Bristol firms to pull in funds for city’s hospital charity

May 3, 2019
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Pedal to Paris challenge for Bristol firms to pull in funds for city’s hospital charity

Bristol businesses looking for a corporate challenge can join a 470km cycle ride to Paris to and help raise money for the city’s hospitals. Now in its fifth year, the event will include 80 cyclists taking a new route from the centre of Bristol to the French capital, where...

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SCISYS lands more EU-funded space contracts as its Brexit strategy continues to pay off

April 30, 2019
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SCISYS lands more EU-funded space contracts as its Brexit strategy continues to pay off

More work linked to an EU-funded satellite programme has been secured by specialist IT group SCISYS as it continues to benefit from its long-running expertise in the space industry. The firm, which has an office in Bristol, won two orders with a combined €9.7m (£8.4m) value from Thales Alenia...

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Queen’s Awards recognise Bristol firms’ innovation and international trade growth

April 26, 2019
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Queen’s Awards recognise Bristol firms’ innovation and international trade growth

Four Bristol businesses have this week been celebrating winning a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of their contribution to the UK economy. Maximise IT Solutions, Bodywise UK, Pitchmark and Precision Dippings Manufacturing are among 201 firms across the UK recognised for their contribution to international trade, innovation,...

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OggaDoon creative content manager and ‘client favourite’ becomes associate director

April 12, 2019
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OggaDoon creative content manager and ‘client favourite’ becomes associate director

Bristol-based ‘guerrilla’ PR agency OggaDoon’s creative content manager Emily Perkins has been promoted to associate director less than two years after joining the firm. Emily, pictured, has contributed strategic insight and expertise by speaking at a variety of events in the region, including OiConf, Bath Digital Festival and DBM. ...

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Bright sparks of Bristol’s tech sector are invited to enter prestigious awards

April 12, 2019
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Bright sparks of Bristol’s tech sector are invited to enter prestigious awards

Nominations have opened for The SPARKies, the coveted awards showcasing the best of the West of England’s tech sector. The awards, now in their seventh year, recognise the businesses and individuals who make Bristol, Bath and surroundings a tech powerhouse and shine a light on their amazing wealth of...

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Bristol’s private equity funders back quartet of city tech business with investments worth £611,000

April 10, 2019
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Bristol’s private equity funders back quartet of city tech business with investments worth £611,000

Four Bristol tech firms have received funding totalling £3m – with £611,000 of it coming from the city’s own private equity club to support their growth. The four have all previously benefited from investment from the Bristol Private Equity Club (BPEC) – the group of like-minded individuals with close...

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Touch-tech pioneers Ultrahaptics appoints US semiconductor heavyweight to lead global growth

April 4, 2019
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Touch-tech pioneers Ultrahaptics appoints US semiconductor heavyweight to lead global growth

A 25-year veteran of the Silicon Valley semiconductor industry has been taken on by Bristol-based mid-air touch technology firm Ultrahaptics to spearhead its expansion into international markets. Alain Bismuth, pictured, who has joined Ultrahaptics as senior vice president global sales and business development, brings a wealth of experience in...

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