Technology

Funding for Bristol biotech spin-out harnessing acoustic technology to revolutionise human cell research

May 17, 2024
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Funding for Bristol biotech spin-out harnessing acoustic technology to revolutionise human cell research

A University of Bristol spin-out developing cutting-edge technology that could vastly improve human cell research and lead to better healthcare has raised £450,000 in its first funding round. Impulsonics’ innovative acoustic technology uses acoustic waves to move cells inside sterile containers without touching them. Despite advances in biotechnology, cell...

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Switch-on for Bristol’s world-class supercomputer opens up powerful new horizons for UK scientists

May 17, 2024
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Switch-on for Bristol’s world-class supercomputer opens up powerful new horizons for UK scientists

The University of Bristol’s groundbreaking, £225m Isambard-AI phase one supercomputer is now live – and has immediately been crowned as the UK’S fastest and most powerful as well as the world’s second greenest. Scientists will soon be able to use Isambard-AI, pictured in its temporary housing, for research not...

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Osborne Clarke Bristol-based teams help get three major, wide-ranging deals over the line

May 17, 2024
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Osborne Clarke Bristol-based teams help get three major, wide-ranging deals over the line

Lawyers in the Bristol office of international law firm Osborne Clarke have advised on three multi-million pound deals involving businesses in the artificial intelligence, advertising and renewable energy sectors. The firm advised Abound, the consumer arm of Fintern, one of the UK’s fastest-growing fintechs using artificial intelligence (AI) and...

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Student firms with potentially world-changing innovations scoop £100,000 in grant funding

May 10, 2024
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Student firms with potentially world-changing innovations scoop £100,000 in grant funding

Bristol start-ups aiming to reduce the impact of concussions in sportswomen, make seaweed farms more efficient, slash the cost of electrochemical production using 3D printing and treat sewage using light have won a share of grant funding worth £100,000 at a university pitching competition. They were among 12 fledgling firms...

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Bristol firms that treat waste, keep the railways safe and mark football pitches land coveted King’s Awards

May 10, 2024
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Bristol firms that treat waste, keep the railways safe and mark football pitches land coveted King’s Awards

Three very different Bristol firms are among the latest winners in the prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise scheme. ‘Intelligent video’ firm One Big Circle has received its award in the Innovation category while Pitchmark Group, which helps mark the lines on football pitches across the globe, is now the...

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Major lift for Bristol Balloon Fiesta as first tranche of city firms sign up as corporate sponsors

May 10, 2024
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Key organisations in Bristol’s business community have signed up to support the city’s iconic International Balloon Fiesta. Among the firms sponsoring the event, now in its 46th year, are aerospace giant Airbus, which has its main wing design centre at Filton, electric-car manufacturer Tesla and upmarket restaurant chain The...

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£1m worth of funding available to encourage innovation among Bristol’s small and mid-sized firms

May 7, 2024
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£1m worth of funding available to encourage innovation among Bristol’s small and mid-sized firms

Bristol’s small and medium-sized firms can secure grants of up to £25,000 to help them innovate and grow under a scheme set up by the West of England Combined Authority. The £1m programme offers eligible firms a one-off grant towards the cost of research and development – with the...

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New CEO for rapid-growth Huboo as co-founder prepares to step down from the role

May 3, 2024
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New CEO for rapid-growth Huboo as co-founder prepares to step down from the role

The CEO and co-founder of Bristol eCommerce fulfilment success story Huboo is to step back from its day-to-day operations, having built it into a major European business with more than 700 employees in just seven years. Martin Bysh, who co-founded the firm with chief innovation officer Paul Dodd with...

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£1m investment for pioneering Bristol firm on a mission to improve home heating systems

May 3, 2024
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£1m investment for pioneering Bristol firm on a mission to improve home heating systems

A Bristol start-up looking to revolutionise how homes are heated has raised almost £1m to further develop its air source heat pump technology, Nusku was formed in 2022 after founder Russell Murchie, who was working at Dyson at the time, was chatting with friends about why heat pumps were...

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Plea to Bristol’s male-dominated firms to help city gain title of UK capital of gender equality

May 1, 2024
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Plea to Bristol’s male-dominated firms to help city gain title of UK capital of gender equality

Businesses in traditionally male industries such as engineering and manufacturing are being urged to back efforts to help make Bristol the UK’s first gender equal city. The call has come from Bristol Women in Business Charter, which has signed up 45 organisations represents more than a fifth of Bristol’s...

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VWV team supports University of Bristol as it develops the UK’s most powerful supercomputer

April 26, 2024
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VWV team supports University of Bristol as it develops the UK’s most powerful supercomputer

National law firm VWV’s Bristol headquarters has helped longstanding client the University of Bristol create its new state-of-the-art national artificial intelligence (AI) research centre, including securing £225m of government investment. Called Isambard-AI, it will be 10 times more powerful than the UK’s current fastest supercomputer and among the most...

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Pioneering approach to helping firms trade overseas lands Business West top international award

April 24, 2024
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Pioneering approach to helping firms trade overseas lands Business West top international award

The international trade team at regional business organisation Business West has been recognised in a major awards scheme for its use of digital innovation. The 21-strong team of trade specialists, which helps firms across the UK growth through successful overseas trading, has become known over recent years for consistently...

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Huboo’s European hubs deliver huge growth as UK brands start to find route back to EU markets

April 19, 2024
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Huboo’s European hubs deliver huge growth as UK brands start to find route back to EU markets

Orders handled by Bristol eCommerce success story Huboo have soared by more than 120% at its German and Dutch bases over the past year – helped by a “tentative” return to the European market by UK firms. The firm launched in 2017 with two safe storage lockers in Bath...

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