Technology

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei invests in Bristol microchip innovator XMOS

July 21, 2014
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Chinese telecoms giant Huawei invests in Bristol microchip innovator XMOS

Bristol microchip design pioneer XMOS has received a $26.2m (£15.3m) investment from a group of international technology businesses which include Huawei, the Chinese telecoms giant. It is understood to be the largest single Chinese investment in a Bristol firm so far and could pave the way for further deals....

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Bristol takes its UK-leading strength in technology to heart of London’s Tech City

July 21, 2014
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Bristol takes its UK-leading strength in technology to heart of London’s Tech City

Bristol’s thriving digital cluster – and one of its leading up-and-coming businesses – have been championed to an audience of national investors at a Tech City UK event in London. Bristol, along with Bath, was one of five tech clusters from across the UK to be invited to present...

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Business West welcomes Local Growth Deal funding but says more investment must follow in future

July 7, 2014
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Business West welcomes Local Growth Deal funding but says more investment must follow in future

Business West, the organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative, has welcomed the £86.2m of Government investment to accelerate economic growth and create 5,000 jobs in the area. But it said the city’s business community still needed to make sure future funding was secured under...

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From broadband to robots: Full details of projects benefiting from new Govt funding

July 7, 2014
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From broadband to robots: Full details of projects benefiting from new Govt funding

The Government has announced funding of £86.2m for the West of England under its Local Growth Deal. This money is for projects to start in 2015/16 and 2016/17. The key projects to benefit will be: Terabit West – £15m A world-first project to ensure that the West is positioned...

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West of England tops table for Govt investment with £86m boost to create thousands of jobs

July 7, 2014
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West of England tops table for Govt investment with £86m boost to create thousands of jobs

The Bristol and Bath area is to receive £86.2m of Government funding to accelerate economic growth and create 5,000 jobs. The amount is the highest in England and seven times that of London calculated by population size. Bosses at the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), which will...

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Eating-out app Wriggle tastes success as innovation hub’s one-minute wonder

July 4, 2014
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Eating-out app Wriggle tastes success as innovation hub’s one-minute wonder

Wriggle, the Bristol-based app which alerts customers to last-minute offers at local bars and restaurants, has landed the top award at the annual SETsquared Innovation Showcase in the city. The firm, based at Bristol SETsquared in the Engine Shed innovation hub Temple Meads – where the innovation showcase was...

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Game-changing field marketing service for retailers launched by Bristol firm eXPD8

July 4, 2014
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Game-changing field marketing service for retailers launched by Bristol firm eXPD8

Bristol-based retail support services firm eXPD8 is set to transform the retail field marketing sector with the launch of a new shared service. The company, which was launched in 2003 and has grown to a turnover of more than £20m, is offering the service to clients so they can...

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Bristol app firm Mubaloo aiming to download region’s top business award

July 4, 2014
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Bristol app firm Mubaloo aiming to download region’s top business award

Mubaloo, the app developer launched by Bristol-based serial entrepreneur Mark Mason, will find out next week if it has joined the ranks of the West of England’s top companies by winning one of the region’s most-coveted business awards. The fast-growing firm is among the four finalists competing for the...

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£16.5m hi-tech enterprise zone to be set up at UWE Bristol

July 3, 2014
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£16.5m hi-tech enterprise zone to be set up at UWE Bristol

Bristol has been named as the location for one of the UK’s first four University Enterprise Zones to help the next generation of hi-tech companies set up and expand. The Enterprise Zone, which is expected to create more than 500 jobs and generate £50m for the local economy, will...

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Bristol’s hi-tech cluster highlighted as world-leader for innovation

July 2, 2014
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Bristol’s hi-tech cluster highlighted as world-leader for innovation

The Bristol and Bath region has been championed as a world-leading centre for innovation in hi-tech, creative and digital media in a major new report. The Centre for Cities/McKinsey & Company survey, which analysed industry clusters across the globe, pinpoints the West of England’s diverse combination of industries and...

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Appetite for tech innovation attracts website Just Eat to set up base in Bristol

June 30, 2014
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Appetite for tech innovation attracts website Just Eat to set up base in Bristol

Fast-growing online takeaway food business Just Eat is to open a specialist technology centre in Bristol – the latest tech firm to be attracted by the city’s reputation for innovation.   The centre will initially be based at the Engine Shed innovation hub at Temple Meads station. It will...

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European number one ranking for Bristol innovation hub SETsquared

June 24, 2014
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European number one ranking for Bristol innovation hub SETsquared

SETsquared, the centre for innovative part run by the University of Bristol, has been named as the top university business incubator in Europe and second best in the world. In a ranking published by the University Business Incubator (UBI) Index, SETsquared, whose Bristol base is at the Engine Shed...

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Back to the future for Bristol’s Engine Shed hi-tech hub as it scoops heritage award

June 20, 2014
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Back to the future for Bristol’s Engine Shed hi-tech hub as it scoops heritage award

The Engine Shed, Bristol’s focal point for innovation, has collected another award for its imaginative reuse of part of Brunel’s original Temple Meads station. The building, re-engineered by Bristol architects Childs & Sulzmann, topped the heritage category in the South West Built Environment Awards. Judges said it “demonstrated a...

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