Technology

US giant bets on made-in-Bristol ‘virtual-touch’ technology for next generation of 4D casino games

January 5, 2018
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US giant bets on made-in-Bristol ‘virtual-touch’ technology for next generation of 4D casino games

Ultrahaptics, the Bristol firm behind cutting-edge technology that allows people to ‘feel’ virtual objects, has helped global gaming giant IGT produce a range of four-dimensional slot machine games. Ultrahaptics’ mid-air haptics technology will mean players will literally be able to reach out and touch graphics that appear in free...

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Free cyber security advice for small businesses at BRAVE

January 5, 2018
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Bristol-based business support organisation BRAVE Enterprise is hosting a free cyber security workshop later this month for entrepreneurs as new figures show hundreds of firms in the region have been attacked by online criminals. The seminar on January 17 is being presented by Joanne Bocko of Avon and Somerset...

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Pioneering hub launched to fast track low carbon and sustainable tech firms

January 5, 2018
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Pioneering hub launched to fast track low carbon and sustainable tech firms

The UK’s first business acceleration hub dedicated to helping set up and grow a new generation of innovative small firms in the sustainable technologies sector has been officially launched in Bristol. The Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub has been set up by the University of Bath but will operate across the...

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Computershare hackathon team devise app with ‘potential to save lives’ in Grenfell-type disaster

December 15, 2017
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Computershare hackathon team devise app with ‘potential to save lives’ in Grenfell-type disaster

An app developed by a group of employees at the Bristol HQ of specialist financial services group Computershare could potentially save lives in an emergency similar to the Grenfell Tower fire, judges of a competition have said. The app, which won the contest, was created as part of a...

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Cutting-edge tech will meet traditional printing in pioneering UWE ‘smart ink’ project

December 8, 2017
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Cutting-edge tech will meet traditional printing in pioneering UWE ‘smart ink’ project

T-shirts that change colour to alert the wearer of dangerous chemicals in the air or pharmaceutical packaging that can show when pills are counterfeit could become reality under a major ‘smart ink’ project linking UWE and a leading scientist and print industry expert.  Starting in January at the university’s...

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London tech investor gathering offers funding hope for Bristol innovators

December 8, 2017
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London tech investor gathering offers funding hope for Bristol innovators

Four of Bristol’s most innovative tech businesses are hoping for investment after taking part in a pitch event for £20m funding in London. The annual Accelerating Growth Investment Showcase staged by the SETsquared incubator network was this year attended by around 150 investors, all eager to back high-growth businesses....

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Charities told not to fear GDPR by Bristol IP lawyer, but use it to spring clean their relationships

December 8, 2017
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Charities told not to fear GDPR by Bristol IP lawyer, but use it to spring clean their relationships

A Bristol intellectual property lawyer has urged not-for-profit organisations to embrace the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as an opportunity to strengthen existing relationships and improve the way they are run. Graeme Fearon, partner in West law firm Thrings’ Bristol office, believes while the new rules are challenging...

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Pioneering Bristol meditech firm ready to launch antiseptic products onto market

December 1, 2017
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Pioneering Bristol meditech firm ready to launch antiseptic products onto market

Bristol specialist tech firm Pertinax Pharma is launching its antimicrobial products into the commercial market after a year of growth and development. The company, founded in 2015 by Reader in Biomaterials Dr Michele Barbour, has created a slow-release technology that provides controlled and sustained delivery of the antiseptic chlorhexidine. ...

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Innovative Victorian building set to power new generation of Bristol tech and media businesses

November 28, 2017
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Innovative Victorian building set to power new generation of Bristol tech and media businesses

Bristol’s iconic Generator Building – which powered the city’s tram system when it opened more than 100 years ago – could get a new lease of life as a base for tech, creative and media businesses. The striking red brick and stone building overlooking the Floating Harbour has stood...

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Bristol unveils projects to make it UK’s top city for scale-up businesses

November 24, 2017
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Bristol unveils projects to make it UK’s top city for scale-up businesses

The UK’s first ‘angel hub’ to support and encourage early stage investors has been launched in Bristol as one of a series of initiatives aimed at making it the country’s ‘scale-up’ capital.  The opening of the hub, based at Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation centre and backed by the UK...

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Bristol firms dominate unique list of South West’s most disruptive firms

November 17, 2017
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Bristol firms dominate unique list of South West’s most disruptive firms

The 25 most disruptive firms in the South West have been named in a unique list – with seven of the top 10 based in Bristol. The first of its kind, the Disrupt South West index recognises ventures with headquarters in the region which hold the greatest potential to...

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Engine Shed 2 project on track after city council gives green light to new innovation hub

November 10, 2017
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Engine Shed 2 project on track after city council gives green light to new innovation hub

Ambitious plans for a second Engine Shed innovation hub in Bristol were this week given the go-ahead by the city council, paving the way for increased long-term, sustainable and inclusive economic growth based on its model of collaboration. Engine Shed 2 will enable it to bring new projects into...

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Confidence climbs to 12-month high as orders and sales strengthen, Business West survey reveals

November 10, 2017
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Confidence climbs to 12-month high as orders and sales strengthen, Business West survey reveals

West of England firms’ domestic sales and orders have grown at their fastest rate for two years, while business confidence is at its highest since before the Brexit referendum, according to the latest survey from Business West. The organisation, the largest business membership group in the region, said the...

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