Technology

Bristol’s tech brains invited to give food for thought and cook up new ideas at Just Eat hackathon

July 25, 2014
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Bristol’s tech brains invited to give food for thought and cook up new ideas at Just Eat hackathon

Just Eat, the leading online takeaway food service which is setting up a specialist technology centre in Bristol, is inviting the city’s tech community to its first hackathon tomorrow. Using the Just Eat api – a set of programming instructions and standards for accessing web-based software applications – and...

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Bristol Business Blog: Colin Skellett, West of England LEP. What’s the big deal with our Growth Deal?

July 25, 2014
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Bristol Business Blog: Colin Skellett, West of England LEP. What’s the big deal with our Growth Deal?

By Colin Skellett, Chair, West of England LEP Since the Government announcement a couple of weeks ago of the local growth deals awarded to England’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), there have been a lot of big numbers bandied about. Unless you’re close to the deals, the figures and...

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Bristol proves fertile ground for investment by foreign businesses

July 25, 2014
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Bristol proves fertile ground for investment by foreign businesses

A strong performance by Bristol in attracting business investment from overseas has helped the UK achieve the highest number of inward investment projects since records began in the 1980s, new figures show. There were 27 new investment projects by overseas companies in 2013/14 across the area covered by West...

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SciSys sees further recovery after positive end to first half and intake of new orders

July 25, 2014
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SciSys sees further recovery after positive end to first half and intake of new orders

Specialist software and IT group SciSys has pointed to further growth as it continues to recover from tough conditions last year in its core markets. In a trading update for the six months to June 30 – and prior to it entering its close period – directors at the...

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Chinese telecoms giant Huawei invests in Bristol microchip innovator XMOS

July 21, 2014
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Chinese telecoms giant Huawei invests in Bristol microchip innovator XMOS

Bristol microchip design pioneer XMOS has received a $26.2m (£15.3m) investment from a group of international technology businesses which include Huawei, the Chinese telecoms giant. It is understood to be the largest single Chinese investment in a Bristol firm so far and could pave the way for further deals....

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Bristol takes its UK-leading strength in technology to heart of London’s Tech City

July 21, 2014
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Bristol takes its UK-leading strength in technology to heart of London’s Tech City

Bristol’s thriving digital cluster – and one of its leading up-and-coming businesses – have been championed to an audience of national investors at a Tech City UK event in London. Bristol, along with Bath, was one of five tech clusters from across the UK to be invited to present...

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Business West welcomes Local Growth Deal funding but says more investment must follow in future

July 7, 2014
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Business West welcomes Local Growth Deal funding but says more investment must follow in future

Business West, the organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative, has welcomed the £86.2m of Government investment to accelerate economic growth and create 5,000 jobs in the area. But it said the city’s business community still needed to make sure future funding was secured under...

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From broadband to robots: Full details of projects benefiting from new Govt funding

July 7, 2014
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From broadband to robots: Full details of projects benefiting from new Govt funding

The Government has announced funding of £86.2m for the West of England under its Local Growth Deal. This money is for projects to start in 2015/16 and 2016/17. The key projects to benefit will be: Terabit West – £15m A world-first project to ensure that the West is positioned...

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West of England tops table for Govt investment with £86m boost to create thousands of jobs

July 7, 2014
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West of England tops table for Govt investment with £86m boost to create thousands of jobs

The Bristol and Bath area is to receive £86.2m of Government funding to accelerate economic growth and create 5,000 jobs. The amount is the highest in England and seven times that of London calculated by population size. Bosses at the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), which will...

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Eating-out app Wriggle tastes success as innovation hub’s one-minute wonder

July 4, 2014
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Eating-out app Wriggle tastes success as innovation hub’s one-minute wonder

Wriggle, the Bristol-based app which alerts customers to last-minute offers at local bars and restaurants, has landed the top award at the annual SETsquared Innovation Showcase in the city. The firm, based at Bristol SETsquared in the Engine Shed innovation hub Temple Meads – where the innovation showcase was...

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Game-changing field marketing service for retailers launched by Bristol firm eXPD8

July 4, 2014
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Game-changing field marketing service for retailers launched by Bristol firm eXPD8

Bristol-based retail support services firm eXPD8 is set to transform the retail field marketing sector with the launch of a new shared service. The company, which was launched in 2003 and has grown to a turnover of more than £20m, is offering the service to clients so they can...

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Bristol app firm Mubaloo aiming to download region’s top business award

July 4, 2014
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Bristol app firm Mubaloo aiming to download region’s top business award

Mubaloo, the app developer launched by Bristol-based serial entrepreneur Mark Mason, will find out next week if it has joined the ranks of the West of England’s top companies by winning one of the region’s most-coveted business awards. The fast-growing firm is among the four finalists competing for the...

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£16.5m hi-tech enterprise zone to be set up at UWE Bristol

July 3, 2014
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£16.5m hi-tech enterprise zone to be set up at UWE Bristol

Bristol has been named as the location for one of the UK’s first four University Enterprise Zones to help the next generation of hi-tech companies set up and expand. The Enterprise Zone, which is expected to create more than 500 jobs and generate £50m for the local economy, will...

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