Technology

Business Showcase South West 2015 signs up Barclays as latest blue-chip sponsor

February 27, 2015
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Business Showcase South West 2015 signs up Barclays as latest blue-chip sponsor

Barclays has become the latest blue-chip company to sponsor Business Showcase South West 2015 – the region’s biggest business exhibition which returns for a second year in May. Barclays joins First Great Western and Enterprise Rent-a-car in sponsoring the event staged again at Bristol’s Colston Hall. Following last year’s...

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Bristol in the vanguard of a new breed of 21st century cities, international investors are told

February 23, 2015
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Bristol in the vanguard of a new breed of 21st century cities, international investors are told

Bristol has been showcased as one of Europe’s top investment hotspots with the claim that is helping create a new kind of city for the 21st century. A gathering of major international investors in London heard that its creativity, innovation and independent spirit were pushing the city in a...

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Barclays event will explore how to lead in the digital age through the use of intelligent social media

February 20, 2015
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Barclays event will explore how to lead in the digital age through the use of intelligent social media

With businesses becoming increasingly reliant on the successful use of social media to grow, Barclays is staging an event next week highlighting some of its more effective tools. Called Leading in the Digital Age – the use of Intelligent Social Media, the event at UWE’s Frenchay Campus near Bristol...

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Virtual reality conference set to make West of England major player in fast-growing industry

February 20, 2015
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Virtual reality conference set to make West of England major player in fast-growing industry

Bristol creative and tech firms are being invited to hear some of the biggest names in the world of gaming and entertainment at a major event next week that will put the West of England on the global map for the fast-growing virtual reality industry. Leading lights from Sony...

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Bristol robotic hand pioneer Open Bionics makes it onto prestigious ‘ones to watch’ list

February 18, 2015
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Bristol robotic hand pioneer Open Bionics makes it onto prestigious ‘ones to watch’ list

Open Bionics, the fledgling Bristol firm developing a 3D-printed robotic hand, has been named with Dyson, Google, and Panasonic as one of the Top 50 robotics companies to watch in 2015. The international RBR50 list is chosen by the robotics community through the Robotics Business Review. Companies are included...

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TLT advises on $1.8m venture capital funding for fast-growing software-as-a-service provider

February 16, 2015
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TLT advises on $1.8m venture capital funding for fast-growing software-as-a-service provider

TLT, the Bristol-headquartered law firm, has advised venture capital firm Sussex Place Ventures on its investment in expanding UK firm Kimble Applications, one of Europe’s leading professional services automation (PSA) providers. The investment, part of a $1.8m (£1.2m) equity fundraising, will allow Kimble Applications to further expand its international...

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New research shows South West tech firms predict strong growth

February 13, 2015
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New research shows South West tech firms predict strong growth

South West tech firms are poised to grow at four times the rate of the economy this year, according to new research. Some 58% of the firms quizzed as part of Barclays’ Fast Growth Tech survey said they expect their business to grow by up to 10%, with 19%...

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Bristol tech innovator ClusterHQ poised for rapid growth after raising £8m from US funds

February 6, 2015
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Bristol tech innovator ClusterHQ poised for rapid growth after raising £8m from US funds

ClusterHQ, the innovative Bristol-based company pioneering cutting-edge technology used by software developers, has raised £8m from two US tech funds to recruit more staff and place its products on the world stage. ClusterHQ, formerly called HybridCluster and once described as among the most exciting to come out of Bristol...

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City ready to get smart after council cabinet gives go-ahead to Bristol Is Open project

February 6, 2015
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City ready to get smart after council cabinet gives go-ahead to Bristol Is Open project

The innovative smart city initiative Bristol Is Open has received unanimous support from the city council cabinet, enabling the University of Bristol’s research and council-owned infrastructure to come together for the first time. As report by Bristol Business News last week, Bristol Is Open will manage the Open Programmable City...

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Major new report ranks Bristol as UK’s top tech city outside London

February 5, 2015
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Major new report ranks Bristol as UK’s top tech city outside London

The Bristol & Bath area has been named as the UK’s most important centre for the fast-growing digital industry outside of London. A major new report – called Powering a Digital Economy 2015 – says the area is home to a globally-significant cluster of innovative businesses and a hotbed...

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Bristol ready to get smart by creating world-leading test-bed for innovative tech-based ideas

January 30, 2015
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Bristol ready to get smart by creating world-leading test-bed for innovative tech-based ideas

Bristol’s ambition to become a leading ‘smart’ city with an experimental high-speed network linking academics and businesses to create new tech-based products and services is set to take a major step forward. The first joint venture between the city council and the University of Bristol – known as Bristol...

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Chairman role at Bristol R&D tax credit firm for city tech entrepreneur Mark Mason

January 27, 2015
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Chairman role at Bristol R&D tax credit firm for city tech entrepreneur Mark Mason

Bristol digital entrepreneur Mark Mason has joined the leadership team of city-based research and development tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown to help it continue to grow. He will also seek to improve access for tech firms to the high levels of tax relief they may be eligible to claim against...

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2014 ended on ‘a whimper’ for West firms as business confidence evaporated, survey reveals

January 13, 2015
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2014 ended on ‘a whimper’ for West firms as business confidence evaporated, survey reveals

Confidence among West of England businesses petered out at the end of 2014 and has started the new year lower than at any time over the previous 12 months, new research shows. Domestic sales, cashflow and recruitment expectations all fell during the fourth quarter, according to results of the...

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