Technology

Up, up and away today for Business Showcase South West 2015

May 14, 2015
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Up, up and away today for Business Showcase South West 2015

The South West’s biggest free business event gets underway today with organisers saying it looks set to be a flyaway success. Up to 3,000 delegates are expected to attend the Business Showcase South West 2015, which returns to returns to Bristol’s Colston Hall today and tomorrow. Star attractions include...

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Bristol digital firm’s innovative ‘immersive’ documentary wows New York’s arts scene

May 1, 2015
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Bristol digital firm’s innovative ‘immersive’ documentary wows New York’s arts scene

Bristol-based creative digital company Anagram has landed a major prize at New York’s prestigious Tribeca Film Festival for a ground-breaking ‘immersive’ documentary. Door Into The Dark, made by Amy Rose and May Abdalla at Anagram, which is based in Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio, combines technology, storytelling and real, visceral...

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Crocodile app snaps up first Green Capital digital prize by encouraging kids to walk or bike to school

April 24, 2015
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Crocodile app snaps up first Green Capital digital prize by encouraging kids to walk or bike to school

A team of Bristol tech experts have used their spare time to devise an app that aims to revolutionise the school run by getting more children to walk or cycle. By using the app, called Crocodile, parents can track the progress of the children on their way to and...

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IMBd founder to speak at Bristol’s Venturefest innovation showcase

April 24, 2015
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IMBd founder to speak at Bristol’s Venturefest innovation showcase

The founder of IMDb, the Bristol-based website that has become the world’s most online popular source of movie information, has joined the speaker line-up for this summer’s Venturefest innovation event in the city. Col Needham, pictured, will be joined by Scott Wilcox, the director of technology of SXSW Eco...

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Milestone for Bristol firm developing innovative breast cancer detection product

April 17, 2015
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Milestone for Bristol firm developing innovative breast cancer detection product

Micrima, the Bristol company developing a safe, low-cost way of improving breast cancer detection, has gained CE marking for its MARIA (Multistatic Array processing for Radiowave Image Acquisition) product, paving the way for further supportive clinical trials in the UK and expansion into Europe. This European regulatory approval is...

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New consortium promises to boost region’s innovative biomed and life sciences industries

April 8, 2015
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New consortium promises to boost region’s innovative biomed and life sciences industries

The West of England’s important life sciences sector is to be boosted by the creation of a new consortium to take over the franchise for Medilink SW, the membership group tasked with stimulating the growth of the region’s life science industry. Business West, the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of...

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Bristol to benefit through world-class collaboration with UWE’s new £50m state-of-the art building

April 2, 2015
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Bristol to benefit through world-class collaboration with UWE’s new £50m state-of-the art building

Bristol’s reputation as an innovative business centre will get a major boost from UWE’s new Faculty of Business and Law building, the university’s deputy vice chancellor said today as the main contractor was appointed. International building group ISG, which has a base in Bristol, will oversee construction of the...

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Bristol’s digital talent attracts fast-growing innovation software developer to open base in city

April 2, 2015
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Bristol’s digital talent attracts fast-growing innovation software developer to open base in city

London-based Wazoku, one of the UK’s fastest-growing B2B technology firms, has opened an office in Bristol – its first outside the capital. It cited Bristol’s strength of development talent as a reason for the move and is already recruiting developers and engineers. The award-winning firm, which describes itself among...

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Inspirational speakers lined up for event exploring why women are underrepresented in tech sector

April 2, 2015
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Inspirational speakers lined up for event exploring why women are underrepresented in tech sector

An event to showcase leading women in technology is to be held in Bristol with the underlying theme that they are still massively underrepresented in the key sector. Staged by Bristol-based cloud consultancy Desynit on April 16, Inspiring Women in Bristol will take as its starting point a recent...

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IT group SciSys boosted by £6m BBC radio technology contract

April 1, 2015
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IT group SciSys boosted by £6m BBC radio technology contract

The BBC has awarded a contract worth up to £6m to specialist West IT firm SciSys to buy its groundbreaking radio technology. Under the three to four year contract SciSys, which has a base in Brislington, will supply its dira! product for use by BBC Radio, paving the way...

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New report shows value of Engine Shed innovation hub to Bristol’s economy

March 27, 2015
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New report shows value of Engine Shed innovation hub to Bristol’s economy

Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub has added £8m to the local economy after being in operation for just over a year, according to a new study. The centre, which is home to the Bristol SETsquared university business incubator and Invest Bristol and Bath, the West of England’s inward investment...

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Warning of ‘flat’ year at IT group SciSys triggers share price fall

March 27, 2015
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Warning of ‘flat’ year at IT group SciSys triggers share price fall

Shares in specialist IT group SciSys continued to fall today after its chairman warned that its performance this year would be “flat”. Dr Mike Love, pictured, who co-founded the group, which has a base in Bristol, admitted the business faced challenges last year but insisted its 2014 financial results,...

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Bristol Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Increase growth, productivity and innovation in your business

March 27, 2015
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Bristol Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Increase growth, productivity and innovation in your business

By Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP Businesses in our region continue to face the challenge of a skills gap, impacting on growth and stifling productivity and future innovation. However, how can we ensure that the skill demands of the business community can be met now...

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