Technology

Hustings will give Bristol’s creative and tech firms chance to quiz Metro Mayor hopefuls

March 24, 2017
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Hustings will give Bristol’s creative and tech firms chance to quiz Metro Mayor hopefuls

Bristol’s tech and creative businesses will get the opportunity to find out the views of the candidates in May’s West of England Metro Mayoral election at a special hustings next month. All six candidates to declare so far have promised to attend the event and put forward their views on the sectors,...

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Coming soon . . . Creative Business News sector focuses on professional services and digital experience/UX

March 22, 2017
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Coming soon . . . Creative Business News sector focuses on professional services and digital experience/UX

Continuing Creative Business News’ series of in-depth articles focussing on the region’s creative industries, our editorial team is inviting contributions in the form of news stories, opinion and comment relating to the professional services that support the creative sector and digital experience/UX for our next two monthly features. We will be looking at how these...

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MA programme to create next generation of creative producers launched by UWE and Watershed

March 22, 2017
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MA programme to create next generation of creative producers launched by UWE and Watershed

UWE Bristol and Watershed have launched a master’s course in creative producing, inspired by the internationally-recognised work of the Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio creative hub. Starting this September, the course has been developed in response to the growing demand for ‘creative producers’ in the creative industries, spanning film, theatre,...

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From the West of England to the weird and wonderful of SXSW

March 22, 2017
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From the West of England to the weird and wonderful of SXSW

Many of the West of England’s most talented creative and tech experts have just returned from Austin, Texas, having attended the annual SXSW Festival. So what is it about the mix of music, film and tech that keeps them going back every year? Creative Business News asked Gabby Shaw,...

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Chance for aspiring creative tech entrepreneurs to make their business pitch perfect

March 21, 2017
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Chance for aspiring creative tech entrepreneurs to make their business pitch perfect

Creative tech firms are being urged to sign up for a workshop to help them develop and pitch business ideas. Hosted by tech business incubator SETsquared Bristol on April 4, #Ideas2Pitch is aimed at aspiring tech entrepreneurs and follows the success of a similar event last year. The interactive workshop,...

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Bristol bosses urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

March 21, 2017
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Bristol bosses urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

The clock is ticking for Bristol directors to enter the region’s top award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The deadline for the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 is March 31 and organisers are urging Bristol’s top executives to get...

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Bristol to become major centre for science research as wraps come off much-needed incubator

March 15, 2017
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Bristol to become major centre for science research as wraps come off much-needed incubator

Bristol’s innovation centre for scientific enterprise opened today – allowing the city to effectively compete for the first time against cities such as Oxford and Cambridge. Unit DX, pictured, will encourage cutting-edge science and tech start-ups with the kind of high-end laboratory space and support facilities common in the US and...

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Leading-edge Bristol ‘instant reply’ firm acquired by global cricket group

March 10, 2017
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Leading-edge Bristol ‘instant reply’ firm acquired by global cricket group

An innovative Bristol business that allows sportspeople to capture replays of their exploits at the press of a button, has been acquired by the world’s largest digital platform for cricket. My Action Replay, based in Bristol’s SETsquared incubator, has developed a system that provides clubs, players, coaches, and fans...

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Spring Budget 2017: National business reaction

March 8, 2017
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Business organisation the CBI’s director-general Carolyn Fairbairn described today’s Budget as a “breakthrough for skills”. She said: “There has never been a more important time for the UK to sit at the global top table of technical education for young people. “Firms will be looking for ongoing partnership with...

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Spring Budget 2017: Investment in science and innovation

March 8, 2017
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Chancellor Philip Hammond announced new funding to help the UK compete in science and innovation in his spring Budget, including: £300m for research talent, including 1,000 PhD places for STEM subjects £270m for robots, driverless cars and biotech £16m for a 5G mobile technology hub £200m for fibre broadband

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Jobs created at pioneering Engine Shed as it scales up for new period of growth

March 3, 2017
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Jobs created at pioneering Engine Shed as it scales up for new period of growth

Engine Shed, Bristol’s highly successful innovation hub, is recruiting to scale up its own activities and prepare for its expansion into Engine Shed 2. After three hectic years since it opened, Engine Shed now qualifies as a ‘scale-up company’, according to the definition used by the UK’s Scale Up...

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Plans for world-beating innovation centres move closer after government funding pledge

February 24, 2017
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Plans for world-beating innovation centres move closer after government funding pledge

World-class innovation hubs in and around Bristol specialising in sectors ranging from aerospace and automotive to food and drink are a step closer following the announcement of extra growth funding for the West of England from the government. The pioneering centres have been included on a list of schemes...

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Communications specialists team up to launch a smart way to connect with a mobile workforce

February 24, 2017
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Communications specialists team up to launch a smart way to connect with a mobile workforce

Bristol PR consultant Neil Whitehead and learning and development professional Jane Davidson have drawn on their decades of experience to launch a simple, easy-to-use way for managers to communicate with a mobile workforce. Called VOZ, it is downloaded to workers’ smartphones so they can receive targeted information anytime, anywhere....

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