Technology

Bristol Business Blog: Tracey John, UWE Bristol. Support for business innovation with two grants schemes

July 17, 2018
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Bristol Business Blog:  Tracey John, UWE Bristol. Support for business innovation with two grants schemes

By Tracey John, assistant director of research, business and innovation, UWE Bristol The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is very active when it comes to business engagement. As well as offering internships and supplying work-ready graduates, it also serves as a conduit for government funding. Two...

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Second cohort of innovators selected for Oracle’s Bristol Startup Cloud Accelerator

July 13, 2018
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Second cohort of innovators selected for Oracle’s Bristol Startup Cloud Accelerator

A diverse group of five fledgling firms in areas ranging from artificial intelligence (AI) to video collaboration and vertical farms has been selected to take part in the second Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator programme in Bristol. The six-month programme provides enriching, collaborative partnerships to take high-potential cloud-based innovators to...

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Call goes out to engineers to help nurture Bristol’s next generation of tech innovators

July 13, 2018
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Call goes out to engineers to help nurture Bristol’s next generation of tech innovators

DigiLocal, the Bristol organisation supporting communities in running tech clubs for their young people, is seeking engineers to support the design of project guides for its clubs and workshops. DigiLocal support 16 clubs across 12 communities aimed at eight to 14 year olds who do not have traditional access...

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Halo effect of creative hub means there’s no space left in HERE

July 13, 2018
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Halo effect of creative hub means there’s no space left in HERE

Creative and tech workspace in one of Bristol’s most iconic commercial buildings is now fully occupied following the arrival of its latest tenant. Branding agency Halo’s move into HERE – the former HTV West studio and HQ on Bath Road – has left the building’s asset managers Ashville operating...

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Tech industry pioneer sets new course as chair of Brunel’s SS Great Britain

July 12, 2018
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Tech industry pioneer sets new course as chair of Brunel’s SS Great Britain

The SS Great Britain Trust, the organisation that owns Brunel’s iconic ship on Bristol’s Harbourside, has elected long-standing UK tech industry figure Jim McKenna as its new chair. His appointment at the charitable trust’s AGM comes three months after it opened the £7.2m Being Brunel museum as a major...

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Bristol Private Equity Club funds firm developing pioneering skin cancer early warning system

July 6, 2018
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Bristol Private Equity Club funds firm developing pioneering skin cancer early warning system

A tech business using artificial intelligence (AI) developed in Bristol to revolutionise the early diagnosis of skin cancer has received a £300,000 investment from the city’s Private Equity Club. Skin Analytics is using the AI to provide a smartphone-based skin cancer ‘early warning system’ for GPs – enabling patients to...

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West businesses lose faith in government’s ability to deliver ‘good’ Brexit

July 6, 2018
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West businesses lose faith in government’s ability to deliver ‘good’ Brexit

Just one in 10 West of England businesses think the government will deliver a good deal on Brexit, according to the latest survey from the region’s largest business organisation. And half of the firms taking part said they felt ‘negative’ or ‘very negative’ over the government’s Brexit negotiations. When...

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Bristol News photo gallery: PwC West of England Business of the Year ‘winner of winners’ awards

July 6, 2018
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Bristol News photo gallery: PwC West of England Business of the Year ‘winner of winners’ awards

The ‘winner of winners’ of the prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards was revealed at a celebratory dinner to mark their final year. Launched in 1988 by accountants PwC to showcase the region’s top large businesses, the awards have over three decades become the South...

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Fast-growing vertical farm tech firm’s elevator pitch lands top prize

June 29, 2018
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Fast-growing vertical farm tech firm’s elevator pitch lands top prize

A start-up designing irrigation and control technology for vertical farms last night landed the top prize in the annual Best Elevator Pitch staged by incubator SETsquared Bristol. LettUs Grow uses aeroponic grow beds and farm management software to deliver higher crop yields, reduce production costs and makes farmers’ lives...

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Bristol Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

June 27, 2018
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Bristol Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

The IoD South West Director of the Year Awards have grown over the years to represent the pinnacle of leadership and business excellence across the region. The 2018 awards ceremony took place earlier this month at Sandy Park, Exeter, where winners of the seven categories were announced. Guests enjoyed...

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Specialist software firm’s CEO praises advisers behind her successful MBO

June 22, 2018
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Bristol lawyers and accountants have been praised for their roles in the acquisition of animation software firm Sparkol by its chief executive. Zoe Taylor took over the 10-year-old company behind the VideoScribe whiteboard animation software last month. It now aims to build on the success of VideoScribe with new...

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Pioneering partnership to bring business support to Bristol’s diverse communities

June 20, 2018
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Pioneering partnership to bring business support to Bristol’s diverse communities

Engine Shed, the Bristol innovation hub, is to extend its expertise and connections into two areas of the city that are under-represented in mainstream business. The ground-breaking partnership with ACH (formerly Ashley Community Housing) and Barton Hill Settlement aims to support a more inclusive business environment for companies and...

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£0.5m Innovation 4 Growth funding available for Bristol firms’ R&D projects

June 19, 2018
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£0.5m Innovation 4 Growth funding available for Bristol firms’ R&D projects

Innovative small and medium-sized Bristol firms can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 to carry out research and development following the relaunch of an established funding programme. Innovation 4 Growth (I4G) funding totalling £500,000 is available to businesses from across the West of England in all sectors...

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