Technology

Investment showcase offers funding promise for trio of Bristol tech start-ups

December 9, 2016
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Investment showcase offers funding promise for trio of Bristol tech start-ups

Three high-growth tech start-ups from Bristol are hoping for funding after taking part in a high-profile investment event staged by SETsquared, the global number one business incubator backed by the University of Bristol. SETsquared’s annual Accelerating Growth Investment Showcase in London gives entrepreneurs based at its centres the chance...

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Engine Shed extends business lounge access to Institute of Chartered Accountants members

December 7, 2016
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Engine Shed extends business lounge access to Institute of Chartered Accountants members

The Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) has joined the growing list of organisations whose members can use the business lounge at Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub for free. The lounge is already a popular stopping off point and meeting place for members of a wide range of bodies including...

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Engine Shed on track to become a stronger platform for inclusive growth

December 2, 2016
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Engine Shed on track to become a stronger platform for inclusive growth

Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub has celebrated its third anniversary by looking back at its success and ahead to its next phase of growth. Engine Shed houses the world-leading SETsquared business incubator, the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Invest Bristol & Bath and a number of other...

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University’s £300m Temple Quarter campus will boost Bristol’s innovation and promote inclusion, says mayor

November 29, 2016
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University’s £300m Temple Quarter campus will boost Bristol’s innovation and promote inclusion, says mayor

The University of Bristol’s ambitious plans for a £300m ‘transformational’ new campus next to Temple Meads railway station will put the city among the world’s leading centres for innovation, according to Mayor Marvin Rees. The scheme, announced this week, will also help bridge the gap between prosperous parts of...

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UWE Future Space innovation hub signs up first biotech tenant

November 25, 2016
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UWE Future Space innovation hub signs up first biotech tenant

The first biotech company to sign up to use UWE’s state-of-the-art Future Space laboratories has moved in. University of Bristol spin-out Pertinax Pharma is developing patent-protected, sustained release technology for chlorhexidine, a common antiseptic. Based on years of research and development from the university’s School of Oral and Dental Science,...

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German media software acquisition will bring step-change in growth, says SCISYS

November 24, 2016
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German media software acquisition will bring step-change in growth, says SCISYS

SCISYS, the specialist IT group with a base in Bristol, is to acquire German media software firm Annova Systems for up to €27.83m (£23.8m) in a move that will give a strong international boost to its own media & broadcast division. Chippenham-based SCISYS said the acquisition, which it is funding...

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Bristol’s first fintech event to showcase city’s strength in fast-growing sector

November 18, 2016
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Bristol’s first fintech event to showcase city’s strength in fast-growing sector

Specialists in computer science and creative technologies from UWE have confirmed their support for the inaugural Bristol Fintech showcase next week. Entrepreneurs, start-ups and growth businesses still have an opportunity to secure a place at the event next Wednesday, November 23, which has been organised by Barclays, national law...

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Green light for science incubator to give Bristol chance to compete against Oxford and Cambridge

November 11, 2016
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Green light for science incubator to give Bristol chance to compete against Oxford and Cambridge

Bristol is to get much-needed high-end laboratory space and support facilities to encourage cutting-edge science and tech start-ups – allowing the city to effectively compete for the first time against centres such as Oxford and Cambridge. Construction has started on the lab space and science incubator – called Unit DX - ...

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Businesses urged to go above & beyond and sprinkle some magic for kids in hospital at Christmas

November 11, 2016
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Businesses urged to go above & beyond and sprinkle some magic for kids in hospital at Christmas

Bristol hospital charity Above & Beyond is asking businesses in the city to swap their secret Santa for a donation with a difference as it launches its Christmas Appeal to raise £20,000 for the Royal Hospital for Children. More than 5,000 children will spend the festive period in Bristol...

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Mission control contract win for SCISYS puts it on launch pad for further space-related deals

November 11, 2016
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Mission control contract win for SCISYS puts it on launch pad for further space-related deals

Specialist IT group SCISYS, which has an office in Bristol, has landed a contract to play a pivotal role in the launch of the world’s largest satellite constellation which aims to provide connectivity to billions of people around the world. The OneWeb global satellite system will consist of 648 orbiting...

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Private equity club backs award-winning Bristol tech innovator YellowDog in its first deal

October 28, 2016
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Private equity club backs award-winning Bristol tech innovator YellowDog in its first deal

Innovative Bristol tech start-up YellowDog has become the first business to gain funding from a recently launched private equity club in the city. The £425,000 of investment capital from Bristol Private Equity Club (BPEC) came as YellowDog scooped one of the top prizes at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld event...

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National business leadership awards triumph for Bristol directors

October 28, 2016
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National business leadership awards triumph for Bristol directors

Two directors from the Bristol area have been recognised for their inspiring leadership in a major national award scheme. Brady George, managing director of Keynsham-based facilities management company Almeda, and Jamie Rawsthorne, a graduate of UWE, were among the winners at the coveted Institute of Directors 2016 Director of the...

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Event: London Stock Exchange drop in at Engine Shed

October 21, 2016
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Event: London Stock Exchange drop in at Engine Shed

Firms can find out more about growing their business by accessing long-term equity capital in the latest finance event to be staged at Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub. Claire Dorrian and Marcus Stuttard from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) will be at the Engine Shed on Wednesday November 9,...

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