Technology

Innovation goes under the spotlight at UWE’s first TEDx session

January 22, 2016
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Innovation goes under the spotlight at UWE’s first TEDx session

The first TEDx talks at the University of the West of England (UWE) are being staged tomorrow by the Student Union with 10 guest speakers sharing their ideas on the topic of The Innovative Attitude. The speakers – who range from academics conducting ground-breaking research at UWE to those...

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Creative agency Birdy Films links with Bristol Business News to launch GAMECHANGERS

January 15, 2016
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Creative agency Birdy Films links with Bristol Business News to launch GAMECHANGERS

Bristol Business News has teamed up with Birdy Films, a new independent film, 3D and media production company, to produce its groundbreaking GAMECHANGERS project. GAMECHANGERS, which is officially launched next week, will identify and showcase the 50 individuals who are shaping the future of Bristol’s economy through their innovation,...

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Bristol innovators launch scanner that can help airlines clean up their act and lower fuel bills

January 8, 2016
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Bristol innovators launch scanner that can help airlines clean up their act and lower fuel bills

An innovative Bristol business and the University of the West of England (UWE) have teamed up to develop a pioneering device which could reduce airlines’ fuel bills and cut their carbon footprints. The unique hand-held scanner, the brainchild of UWE academics and concept design firm Intercede Ventures, can measure...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Bristol Business News

December 24, 2015
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Bristol Business News

Bristol Business News wishes its readers, subscribers and advertisers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.  We will continue to provide the city’s most authoritative business news, information and analysis throughout the festive period. Our next weekly Bristol Business News e-bulletin will be published on Friday,...

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GAMECHANGERS – identifying Bristol’s 50 most-inspirational businesspeople

December 18, 2015
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GAMECHANGERS – identifying Bristol’s 50 most-inspirational businesspeople

Bristol Business News is to launch GAMECHANGERS – a unique and highly innovative project to identify the 50 individuals shaping the future of Bristol’s economy. These inspirational people are helping make Bristol the UK’s most exciting city through their innovation, enterprise and creativity.  Some will be well known, others...

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SciSys’ crisis-hit year ends on positive note with two major contract wins

December 16, 2015
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SciSys’ crisis-hit year ends on positive note with two major contract wins

SciSys, the specialist IT firm with an office in Bristol, has landed two contracts worth nearly £8m – ending a tough year for the company on a high note. The firm, which develops high-end software for blue-chip customers in the defence, government, media and space sectors, is to supply...

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£9m investment for Bristol airline safety software firm puts it en route for global growth

December 16, 2015
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£9m investment for Bristol airline safety software firm puts it en route for global growth

Vistair, the fast-growing Bristol-based airline safety software specialist, has landed a £9m investment to meet its international growth ambitions. The firm, which earlier this year won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its burgeoning international sales, secured the investment from Synova Capital, the UK growth equity firm....

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Bristol firms’ pioneering partnership gives birth to ultra-realistic healthcare training product

December 11, 2015
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Bristol firms’ pioneering partnership gives birth to ultra-realistic healthcare training product

Innovative Bristol firms Phineas Group and Limbs & Things have teamed up to create medical products that are already having a major impact in training healthcare professionals worldwide. Phineas Group, which specialises in designing and manufacturing a wide range of plastic shoe hangers and display products, has expanded into...

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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Boxworks opening and Engine Shed 2nd birthday party

December 11, 2015
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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Boxworks opening and Engine Shed 2nd birthday party

Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub celebrates its two-year anniversary by inviting guests to the launch of Boxworks, a custom-designed workspace in 20 re-imagined shipping containers for the creative, digital and hi-tech industries. Boxworks expands the Engine Shed by 30% – enough space for around 120 entrepreneurs – and will provide much-needed...

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High-level sales appointment at software group BOXARR as it aims for global growth

December 9, 2015
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High-level sales appointment at software group BOXARR as it aims for global growth

BOXARR, the Bristol-based specialist software firm which works with global aerospace and defence groups, has made a strategic senior appointment as it aims for further growth in international markets. Martin Hamilton has joined the firm, the world’s leading provider of Interdependent Systems Management (ISM) software, in the newly created...

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£10m Bristol tech investment fund launched as Engine Shed unveils its Boxworks expansion

December 4, 2015
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£10m Bristol tech investment fund launched as Engine Shed unveils its Boxworks expansion

Bristol tech businesses are to have access to a £10m specialist investment fund launched in the city this week. Great Western Ventures will back small, fast-growth tech firms with seed funding – so plugging a widely acknowledged gap in the city’s otherwise high-quality business support ‘eco-system’. The fund, backed...

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Bristol innovation partnership SETsquared on top of the world

November 26, 2015
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Bristol innovation partnership SETsquared on top of the world

SETsquared, the University of Bristol-backed innovation partnership, has been named as the best in the world after creating 9,000 jobs and contributing £3.8bn to the UK economy. From its launch 13 years ago, SETsquared – which has its Bristol base at the city’s Engine Shed innovation hub – has...

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£2m funding puts aerospace project planning firm on flightpath to growth

November 13, 2015
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£2m funding puts aerospace project planning firm on flightpath to growth

Bristol-based specialist software firm BOXARR, which works with global aerospace and defence groups, is to significantly accelerate its growth plans after receiving investment of £2m. The funding will allow the firm, the world’s leading provider of Interdependent Systems Management (ISM) software, to extend its geographical reach and advance its...

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