Technology

Digital exploration day will set a challenge to make Bristol cleaner and leaner

May 20, 2016
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Developers, app builders and others interested in making Bristol a cleaner, leaner city can sign up for a workshop of digital exploration and innovation taking place tomorrow. The Bristol City Council event is the second in a series of Challenge Events this year aimed at working with Bristol’s tech...

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Bristol area bosses in the running for IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

May 20, 2016
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Six bosses from the Bristol area have been shortlisted for the Institute of Directors (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards. They will join others from around the region at a prestigious event next month to celebrate outstanding business people and focuses UK-wide attention on the region’s success. In...

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Global innovation award for Bristol is Open, the city’s hi-tech testbed

May 19, 2016
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Global innovation award for Bristol is Open, the city’s hi-tech testbed

Bristol Is Open, the pioneering project that is turning the city into a giant hi-tech laboratory, has been awarded a major global award for innovation. The joint venture between Bristol City Council, the University of Bristol and commercial partners collected the Smart City Innovator award at the TM Forum...

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Smart city report ranks Bristol as UK’s leading regional centre for digital innovation

May 17, 2016
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Smart city report ranks Bristol as UK’s leading regional centre for digital innovation

Bristol has been named as the UK’s top smart city outside London and the only regional centre classified as a leader for digital innovation. The accolades emerge from the UK’s first Smart Cities Index, which compares and evaluates 10 leading UK smart cities. The report has been produced by...

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Showcase of innovation, creativity and enterprise gets underway today

May 17, 2016
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Business Showcase South West – the region’s largest event of its kind – is taking place today at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium with the city’s Bloodhound Supersonic Car one of the star attractions. The free-to-visit event will also hear from the Bloodhound’s driver Wing Commander Andy Green OBE as...

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

May 12, 2016
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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns next week bigger than ever

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

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Appeal for business mentors by BRAVE as it helps record numbers become self-employed

May 10, 2016
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Appeal for business mentors by BRAVE as it helps record numbers become self-employed

Bristol business support organisation BRAVE Enterprise is urgently seeking experienced business people to mentor the city’s growing number of aspiring entrepreneurs. The not-for-profit organisation has helped thousands launch successful ventures since it was launched in the 1980s. But its existing network of mentors is now advising record numbers of...

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UWE reaches new heights as its £50m business and law building is ‘topped out’

May 6, 2016
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UWE reaches new heights as its £50m business and law building is ‘topped out’

UWE’s new £50m Faculty of Business and Law building has come a step closer to completion with a traditional ‘topping-out’ ceremony. The new state-of-the art building will house Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School and is part of the university’s major campus development plan to build a university...

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Pioneering scheme launched to put innovation at the heart of future healthcare projects

May 5, 2016
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Pioneering scheme launched to put innovation at the heart of future healthcare projects

An online platform that brings together West of England innovators and entrepreneurs with members of the public living with different health conditions has been launched. Called Design Together, Live Better, it aims to make connections that co-create new healthcare projects based on real needs. It will link patients, carers,...

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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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