Technology

Market launch for Bristol-made gaming robot within reach as inventors receive £5.8m investment

July 21, 2017
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Market launch for Bristol-made gaming robot within reach as inventors receive £5.8m investment

Reach Robotics, the Bristol-based robotics, augmented reality and mobile gaming firm, has secured a £5.8m investment as its first robots prepare to take part in a global test programme. The funding will help Reach take its MekaMon intelligent gaming robot to market as well as strengthening its team. Reach...

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Bristol entrepreneurs get chance to make their pitch – by royal appointment

July 14, 2017
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Bristol entrepreneurs get chance to make their pitch – by royal appointment

Entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas to a royal audience when UWE Bristol hosts the Pitch@Palace On Tour. The Duke of York will hear pitches on the theme The Future of Mobility and Materials when he attends the prestigious event at Future Space on the university’s Frenchay Campus. Up...

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Trust, culture and diversity – the three key areas for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

July 14, 2017
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Trust, culture and diversity – the three key areas for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The watchwords for businesses involved with the onset of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ must be trust, culture and diversity, according to a leading Bristol employment lawyer. Greg Chambers, pictured, associate director in the employment team at Osborne Clarke, said the world stood on the brink of another industrial revolution,...

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Bristol launch for app that lets users ‘huggg’ friends by texting them a free coffee

July 14, 2017
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Bristol launch for app that lets users ‘huggg’ friends by texting them a free coffee

Huggg, an app that enables people to treat friends or family to a coffee, cake or drink with a personal message via their phone, is using Bristol as its UK launchpad. Available for free in the app store, Huggg has partnered with a number of respected food and drink...

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Green light for global automotive research centre will create new industry cluster for Bristol

July 14, 2017
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Green light for global automotive research centre will create new industry cluster for Bristol

An innovative automotive industry cluster focussed on ultra-low emission cars is to be developed in the Bristol area following the go-ahead for a new world-beating research centre. The £60m IAAPS – Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems – pictured, will provide access to its state-of-the art facilities for start-ups and...

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Take advantage of post-Brexit trade deals to export, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox tells West firms

July 14, 2017
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Take advantage of post-Brexit trade deals to export, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox tells West firms

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox today told Bristol area businesses that there has never been a better time to start exporting, with the help of his department. Latest government figures show an 11% surge in the value of overseas sales made by businesses from the region, with more than...

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Lastminute.com co-founder books Osborne Clarke to advise on launch of £50m tech start-up fund

July 10, 2017
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Lastminute.com co-founder books Osborne Clarke to advise on launch of £50m tech start-up fund

Lawyers at international legal firm Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office have advised lastminute.com co-founder Brent Hoberman’s new venture capital firm on the £50m fundraising of its first start-up seed fund. Brent Capital’s Firstminute fund will back early-stage European tech entrepreneurs, particularly in the ‘deep tech’ fields of robotics, artificial intelligence...

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SPARKies awards throw spotlight on Bristol’s top tech firms

July 10, 2017
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SPARKies awards throw spotlight on Bristol’s top tech firms

Bristol firms and individuals operating in areas as diverse as apps, touchless technology and healthcare were among the winners at the SPARKies – the awards celebrating the best of the region’s tech sector. Nick Sturge, director of Bristol’s highly successful Engine Shed enterprise hub, won the Lifetime Achievement title...

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‘Outstanding’ partnership with UWE set to revolutionise Henry vacuum cleaner firm’s production

July 7, 2017
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‘Outstanding’ partnership with UWE set to revolutionise Henry vacuum cleaner firm’s production

A two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between UWE Bristol and the manufacturer of popular Henry and Hetty vacuum cleaners – which will revolutionise the way they are made – has earned an Outstanding grade from Innovate UK. The grade is the highest possible for a KTP and rarely given....

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Entrepreneur brings tech sector experience to Bristol Media board

June 29, 2017
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Entrepreneur brings tech sector experience to Bristol Media board

Bristol Media, the industry-led organisation which promotes growth in the city’s creative sector through collaboration, has appointed technology entrepreneur Dominic Mills to its board of directors. Dominic, pictured, is chief technology officer at Zone, the digital agency with clients including Aviva, Electrolux, Stagecoach and Maersk. He brings with him...

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‘Virtual Mary Poppins’ capable of organising modern family life lifts elevator pitch trophy

June 23, 2017
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‘Virtual Mary Poppins’ capable of organising modern family life lifts elevator pitch trophy

The UK’s first chat-based virtual assistant that can organise the busiest of modern families has won the ‘best elevator pitch’ at incubator SETsquared’s annual Tech-Xpo. The annual event pitches start-ups and scale-ups based at SETsquared’s Bristol hub against each other in a fast-paced battle. Kairo was one of 11...

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Record number of jobs created by campaigns that market West of England as business hotspot

June 23, 2017
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Record number of jobs created by campaigns that market West of England as business hotspot

Targeted campaigns aimed at attracting UK and foreign-owned firms to the West of England helped create a record 1,600 jobs last year. The figures, released by inward investment agency Invest Bristol & Bath (IBB), were announced by recently elected Metro Mayor Tim Bowles. IBB said more than half of...

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Spate of contract wins dial up growth at the double for mobile tech firm

June 23, 2017
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Spate of contract wins dial up growth at the double for mobile tech firm

Bristol tech firm Evolved Intelligence has doubled its office space to accommodate more staff following a number of contract wins with leading international mobile telecom operators. The firm has moved to a larger unit in Woodlands Court, Bradley Stoke – relocating from Unit 6 to recently refurbished Unit 8, pictured,...

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