Technology

Bristol’s scale-up businesses to get boost from Engine Shed’s investor-in-residence service

May 19, 2017
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Bristol’s scale-up businesses to get boost from Engine Shed’s investor-in-residence service

Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub is extending its support for the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by introducing an investor-in-residence service open to all growth businesses in the area. Delivered in partnership with Deepbridge Capital and Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV), the service goes live on with bookings available during normal office...

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Private equity funding for firm behind innovative eye-screening device

May 19, 2017
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Private equity funding for firm behind innovative eye-screening device

A fledgling Bristol business developing a pioneering screening device that could help prevent blindness in older people has attracted private equity funding from a group of city-based entrepreneurs. The £310,000 for Azul Optics will provide seed funding for product development. Some £160,000 has been invested by Bristol Private Equity...

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Demerged Sift Digital reveals new brand and looks to future “as progressive change consultancy”

May 18, 2017
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Demerged Sift Digital reveals new brand and looks to future “as progressive change consultancy”

Sift Digital, the Bristol-based user-centred design agency, has relaunched as Edo following its demerger from parent group Sift. Edo, which also has an office in London, said the rebrand would re-affirm its proposition “as progressive change and technology consultants”.  The firm has a strong heritage working with private and non-profit clients...

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Oracle and SETsquared Bristol’s ‘pay it forward’ start-up accelerator comes on stream

May 12, 2017
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Oracle and SETsquared Bristol’s ‘pay it forward’ start-up accelerator comes on stream

US tech giant Oracle has teamed up with Bristol’s SETsquared incubator to officially launch its next-generation Startup Cloud Accelerator programme in the UK. Oracle, which has a cloud development centre in the Bristol, announced plans in January for its second accelerator programme in January. It describes the scheme as...

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Second acquisition for fast-growing OVO as it snaps up Corgi HomePlan

May 12, 2017
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Second acquisition for fast-growing OVO as it snaps up Corgi HomePlan

Pioneering Bristol-based energy supplier OVO has continued its rapid expansion into new areas of the market by taking over CORGI HomePlan, the UK’s third-largest home service provider. The acquisition – OVO’s second this year – marks another step in diversifying from core energy supplier towards an energy services company....

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Get your skates on! There’s just a week left to enter the 2017 SPARKies

May 12, 2017
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The cream of Bristol’s tech and digital cluster have just a week left to submit their nominations for The 2017 SPARKies, the awards showcasing the region’s best start-ups, founders, entrepreneurs and mentors. West of England tech sector group TechSPARK, which stages the awards, has also revealed the line-up of...

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South West’s productivity problem to be tackled by Bristol engineering giants and University of Bath

May 12, 2017
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Four of Bristol’s largest engineering firms involved in the aerospace, marine, defence and nuclear sectors have teamed up to tackle the vital issue of low productivity in the South West. Working with the University of Bath’s School of Management, they are delivering a new leadership programme devised by an alliance of academic experts and...

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IoD regional Director of the Year Awards shortlist shows ‘breadth and depth’ of Bristol business talent

May 12, 2017
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Bristol business figures dominate the nominations for the prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD) South West regional Director of the Year Awards with seven names on the shortlist. They will join other directors from around the region at the awards ceremony later this month to celebrate outstanding business people and focus UK-wide...

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Chinese tech entrepreneur picks Bristol for European launch of pioneering bike sharing scheme

May 5, 2017
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Chinese tech entrepreneur picks Bristol for European launch of pioneering bike sharing scheme

An innovative bicycle sharing scheme which offers an hour’s ride for just a pound has chosen Bristol as its European launchpad. YoBike promises to be unlike existing bike sharing schemes as it does not require docking stations –  bikes can be picked up from and left in safe, legal...

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Just Eat’s appetite for extra space demonstrates growing demand from Bristol’s tech sector

May 5, 2017
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Just Eat’s appetite for extra space demonstrates growing demand from Bristol’s tech sector

One of Bristol’s most prominent office buildings is now fully let following technology firm Just Eat’s decision to double its space in the city. Just Eat has taken the seventh floor of Broad Quay House in Prince Street in addition to its existing space on the second floor. Property...

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Bright sparks of Bristol’s tech and digital cluster urged to enter SPARKies awards

May 5, 2017
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Bright sparks of Bristol’s tech and digital cluster urged to enter SPARKies awards

The SPARKies awards have been launched with the ambition of shining a light on the very best people, products and companies in Bristol and Bath’s digital and tech sectors. Now in their fifth year, the awards showcase the region’s start-ups, founders, entrepreneurs and mentors and highlight the best companies...

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SCISYS earns ‘game-changing’ place on Met Police’s supplier framework

April 28, 2017
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SCISYS earns ‘game-changing’ place on Met Police’s supplier framework

Shares in specialist IT firm SCISYS rose today after it revealed it had won a place on the Metropolitan Police’s new supplier framework – a move it described as a “game-changer” in is relationship with the force. SCISYS, which provides highly specialised software and IT services to organisations across...

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Record-setting Bristol balloon channels message of hope for post-Brexit European trade

April 7, 2017
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Record-setting Bristol balloon channels message of hope for post-Brexit European trade

A Bristol balloon taking part in today’s world-record flight across the English Channel also conveyed the vital message that the city is still very much open for business with Europe. The balloon owned by Business West, UWE Bristol and Destination Bristol was among the 82 that flew across the...

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