Technology

Business figures sign open letter backing George Ferguson in mayoral election

April 29, 2016
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Business figures sign open letter backing George Ferguson in mayoral election

Some of Bristol’s most influential business figures have lent their names to an open letter backing the re-election of George Ferguson as mayor. The letter, signed by 41 men and women, has been published with less than a week to go to the mayoral election next Thursday. The group...

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Event: The funding landscape for entrepreneurs considering going public

April 29, 2016
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Event: The funding landscape for entrepreneurs considering going public

Engine Shed, Bristol’s innovation hub, launches a quarterly finance series on May 12 with a session aimed at entrepreneurs considering exiting from their business via an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Despite recent volatility, the public markets are still an important financing option for growth companies and an ultimate aspiration for...

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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns bigger than ever

April 29, 2016
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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns bigger than ever

The successful Business Showcase South West returns next month to again celebrate the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise. The event, the largest of its kind in the South West, this year takes place at Bristol’s newly redeveloped Ashton Gate Stadium, meaning it will be even bigger.  Delegates...

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£1.55m South African Broadcasting Corporation contract win for SciSys

April 29, 2016
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£1.55m South African Broadcasting Corporation contract win for SciSys

Specialist IT firm SciSys, which has a base in Bristol, has landed a £1.55m contract to supply the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) with its world-beating ‘cloud-hosted’ radio technology. The two-and-a-half year contract is the latest secured by the firm as it continues to bounce back from serious problems...

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New tenants drive innovation at Bristol’s pioneering Engine Shed tech hub

April 19, 2016
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New tenants drive innovation at Bristol’s pioneering Engine Shed tech hub

A games incubator which aims to strengthen Bristol’s burgeoning games sector and a creative skills programme that is developing its talent pool are the latest tenants in the city’s Engine Shed innovation hub. Game Boosters is seeking talented videogame developers to help them achieve success. Its objective is to...

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Bristol’s first Tech Manifesto urges next mayor to put innovation at the heart of the city

April 15, 2016
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Bristol’s first Tech Manifesto urges next mayor to put innovation at the heart of the city

Bristol’s tech and creative sectors today called on the city’s next elected mayor to help build its global profile as a hotbed of innovation. Bristol Media and TechSPARK, the region’s digital tech network, launched the city’s first tech manifesto to ensure the importance of the sectors are recognised in...

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The revolution will be virtual, survey shows – and Bristol needs to stay in the VR vanguard

April 15, 2016
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The revolution will be virtual, survey shows – and Bristol needs to stay in the VR vanguard

Virtual reality will have a major impact on nearly all aspects of our lives – from working and resting to playing and learning, according to a new survey commissioned to ensure Bristol stays at the leading edge of the VR revolution. While three quarters of the 2,000 people taking...

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International patent service launched by Ashfords as it makes major hire

April 15, 2016
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International patent service launched by Ashfords as it makes major hire

South West law firm Ashfords has appointed UK and European patent attorney Kaya Elkiner as its new head of patents to mark the start of its international patenting service aimed at companies developing new technology. Kaya, pictured, joins from London patent lawyers Keltie. The launch of the new patenting...

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Bristol’s growth as tech hub lures US social network away from London

April 15, 2016
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Bristol’s growth as tech hub lures US social network away from London

US-owned social network for athletes Strava is to relocate its international operation to Bristol from London as it looks to recruit new staff for its marketing and business development teams. The rapid-growth San Francisco-headquartered firm said it has chosen Bristol because of the city’s growing reputation as one of...

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EU membership ‘critically important’ to future of Bristol, UWE vice-chancellor says

April 8, 2016
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EU membership ‘critically important’ to future of Bristol, UWE vice-chancellor says

One of the West of England’s most influential business and academic leaders, UWE vice-chancellor Professor Steve West, has said it is “critically important” the UK stays in the EU. In an emphatic backing of the ‘remain’ campaign, Prof West said being in the European Union was vital not just...

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Bristol businesses urged by tech start-up to lead global fight against modern slavery

April 1, 2016
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Bristol businesses urged by tech start-up to lead global fight against modern slavery

A Bristol-based tech start-up is calling on the city’s businesses to lead the world in ending modern slavery. Semantrica was launched as a social enterprise today by Bristol tech entrepreneur Jaya Chakrabarti MBE, pictured, and award-winning city charity Unseen, which has become a leading campaign group against human trafficking....

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Contract crisis slashes SciSys annual profits but firm looks ahead with new business wins

April 1, 2016
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Contract crisis slashes SciSys annual profits but firm looks ahead with new business wins

Problems with a major fixed-price contract have pushed annual profits down by 80% at specialist IT firm SciSys. The firm, which has an office in Bristol and develops complex IT projects for clients in sectors such as space, defence and the media, was hit hard last year by the...

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Scholarships for part-time MSc Strategy, Change and Leadership programme offered by Bristol Uni

March 24, 2016
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Scholarships for part-time MSc Strategy, Change and Leadership programme offered by Bristol Uni

The University of Bristol is offering scholarships on its part-time MSc programme in Strategy, Change and Leadership. This Masters programme is for busy professionals who want to improve their ability to deal with the complexities and challenges facing organisations today. Now in its fourth year, this practical course is...

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