Technology

Virtual reality offshoot launched by Bristol games developer Opposable

June 26, 2015
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Virtual reality offshoot launched by Bristol games developer Opposable

Opposable Games, the Bristol-based computer games developer and organiser of the UK’s largest virtual reality (VR) conference, has launched a new company focused on this growing area of technology. Based in the Bristol Games Hub in Stokes Croft, Opposable Games have been developing VR experiences into its own games...

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Tax calculator launched after report reveals SMEs are missing out on millions of pounds in R&D relief

June 18, 2015
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Tax calculator launched after report reveals SMEs are missing out on millions of pounds in R&D relief

Accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson has launched a free tax calculator to enable businesses to work out how much tax they could be saving on their research and development (R&D) costs. The online tool has been set up in the light of research suggesting that thousands...

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Bristol robotics pioneers Reach head to the US for expert help in taking their innovation to market

June 5, 2015
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Bristol robotics pioneers Reach head to the US for expert help in taking their innovation to market

Bristol robotics firm Reach, formed by young entrepreneur Silas Adekunle, is to join the US-based Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator to support it in launching its Mecha Monsters robot gaming system. The San Diego-based unit, which is backed by Techstars, has a mission to help the world’s most-promising robotics start-ups take...

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Bristol’s reputation as tech hub boosted as US supercomputer giant sets up European HQ

June 2, 2015
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Bristol’s reputation as tech hub boosted as US supercomputer giant sets up European HQ

American supercomputer giant Cray has opened its new European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters in Bristol – strengthening the city’s reputation as a hotbed for IT innovation. A global leader in supercomputing, Cray is behind the Met Office’s new £97m supercomputer in Exeter – set to be one...

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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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