Technology

Event: Is crowdfunding still an alternative source of finance?

July 29, 2016
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Event: Is crowdfunding still an alternative source of finance?

Bristol’s innovation hub Engine Shed is staging the third in its finance series with an expert panel session assessing the state of maturity of crowdfunding. There has been significant growth in crowdfunding over the last few years – with many of the pioneers coming from the innovation-rich Bristol area and across...

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Institute of Directors governing body role for its South West regional chairman

July 25, 2016
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Institute of Directors governing body role for its South West regional chairman

The Institute of Directors South West regional chairman Nick Sturge has been appointed to the organisation’s national council as it seeks to ensure that a range of voices from across business are heard as Brexit unfolds. Nick Sturge, pictured, the co-founder and director of Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub,...

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Fintech event will put Bristol at heart of fast-growing industry

July 22, 2016
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Fintech event will put Bristol at heart of fast-growing industry

Bristol’s growing reputation as a centre for financial technology (fintech) has attracted a major industry event to the city. Bristol FinTech 2016 will take place in November and will be hosted by national law firm Clarke Willmott’s office in the city. The firm announced the event today with partner Cheshire...

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UWE looks to a bright future as it prepares to open £16.5m innovation centre

July 15, 2016
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UWE looks to a bright future as it prepares to open £16.5m innovation centre

UWE Bristol has named its flagship development in the West of England University Enterprise Zone as Future Works ahead of it opening next month. The 4,100 sq m innovation centre will sit at the core of the zone – one of the first enterprise zones linked to a university...

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First businesses connected to ultra-fast internet services as Gigabit City’s Bristol network goes live

July 8, 2016
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First businesses connected to ultra-fast internet services as Gigabit City’s Bristol network goes live

Bristol’s ultra-fast pure fibre network is now live, CityFibre announced today, and the first businesses are connected and receiving world-class, gigabit speed internet services. The partnership between CityFibre and Triangle Networks has created a powerful alternative digital infrastructure for the city which can help businesses compete on a global...

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Figures show almost all UWE graduates find jobs within a year

July 8, 2016
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Figures show almost all UWE graduates find jobs within a year

UWE Bristol is leading the market for graduate employability, according to a new report, with 96% of last year’s graduates in employment or further study. The latest Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) figures also show 78% are in professional roles. This compares with UK market averages of 94% and...

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Jobs axed and investment frozen as Brexit starts to hit Bristol firms

June 29, 2016
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Jobs axed and investment frozen as Brexit starts to hit Bristol firms

Firms across Bristol and the West of England are already cutting jobs, hiking prices and freezing investment as a result of the fall-out from the Brexit vote, according to a snap poll by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. One company said it was considering moving overseas while...

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Views on Brexit impact sought from Bristol firms as Government moves to steady businesses’ nerves

June 28, 2016
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Firms from Bristol and across the West of England are being asked for their views on the likely impact of Brexit ahead of a series of crunch meetings between business leaders and senior government figures. The first takes place today when Business Secretary Sajid Javid, pictured, hosts a round table...

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Brexit: Bristol’s innovation and creativity will keep us at the heart of Europe, says Mayor Rees

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Bristol’s innovation and creativity will keep us at the heart of Europe, says Mayor Rees

Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees today insisted that collaboration and creativity would be key to ensuring Bristol’s economy does not suffer as a result of the UK leaving the EU. Speaking after an emergency meeting with business leaders, community groups and his cabinet, Mr Rees said Bristol’s innovation, creativity...

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Brexit: Bristol firms hammered by stock market fall-out

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Bristol firms hammered by stock market fall-out

Millions of pounds were wiped off the value of Bristol firms quoted on the London Stock Exchange today as they became caught up in the Brexit share price collapse. Manufacturers were hard hit with shares in global innovator Renishaw slumping by more than 5%. The Wotton-under-Edge precision engineering firm,...

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Breaking the universe’s rules earns Interactive Scientific top award at innovation showcase

June 21, 2016
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Combining technology, art, science and education to create powerful installations and performances has landed fast-growing digital business Interactive Scientific the coveted Bristol SETsquared Best Elevator Pitch award. It beat nine other fledgling firms to win the accolade at Bristol SETsquared’s Annual Innovation Showcase, which gives members of the business...

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Regional group calls on Bristol’s tech innovators to help showcase South West as global hub

June 21, 2016
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Regional group calls on Bristol’s tech innovators to help showcase South West as global hub

Bristol’s tech sector is being urged to get involved with a new group that aims to promote the South West as a global hi-tech and digital centre of excellence. Tech South West is holding its first event in Bristol on Thursday morning at the city’s Engine Shed innovation hub...

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Water technology pioneer Hydro International accepts £28m takeover

June 21, 2016
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Water technology pioneer Hydro International accepts £28m takeover

Hydro International, the innovative water industry technology company, has agreed to a £28m takeover by a private investment firm. Ely Acquisition, an investment vehicle ultimately owned by the London-based Hanover Active Equity Fund, said the public-to-private deal would help Hydro reach its full potential. Clevedon-based Hydro develops advanced technology...

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