Technology

International firms help Bristol take centre stage for next Global Parliament of Mayors summit

October 5, 2018
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International firms help Bristol take centre stage for next Global Parliament of Mayors summit

Businesses from across the world have signed up to support the Global Parliament of Mayors Annual Summit, which takes place in Bristol later this month. Global development consultants Mott MacDonald and Arup and transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson are among the sponsors while IT provider NEC Corporation –...

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Mad Hatter’s tea party serves up list of region’s most disruptive firms

October 5, 2018
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Mad Hatter’s tea party serves up list of region’s most disruptive firms

Micrima, the innovative Bristol firm developing technology that could revolutionise breast cancer detection, has been named as the region’s top disruptive business. The health tech diagnostic imaging company secured the prestigious top spot on the unique DisruptSW 2018 index, which names the South West’s 25 most innovative businesses.  Micrima’s...

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Army calls up Bristol defence tech firm to help it unlock potential of data

September 21, 2018
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Army calls up Bristol defence tech firm to help it unlock potential of data

Bristol-based defence consultancy and technology firm Techmodal has secured another three-year contract with the Army to deliver ongoing support and enhancements to its VERITAS product. VERITAS is an innovative planning and forecasting product created by Techmodal for the Army. It is used by the Support Directorate in Army HQ...

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Call goes out to projects to plug into Bristol’s world-leading Smart City tech test bed

September 21, 2018
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Call goes out to projects to plug into Bristol’s world-leading Smart City tech test bed

The innovative large-scale connectivity test bed that earned Bristol the title of the world’s smartest city is seeking new projects and partners to take it to the next level. Bristol is Open (BiO), a joint venture between the University of Bristol and the city council, wants to link up...

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Events: Business West skills workshops

September 21, 2018
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Events: Business West skills workshops

Business West’s Skills West team is running a series of business skills workshops throughout autumn covering topics ranging from recruitment and flexible working to apprenticeships for small and medium-sized businesses and developing the workforce. The workshops take place across the West of England and are open to businesses from...

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Former BT regulatory affairs director joins TLT to launch new digital sector consultancy service

September 21, 2018
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Former BT regulatory affairs director joins TLT to launch new digital sector consultancy service

TLT, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, has launched a regulatory affairs consultancy service to help digital businesses prepare for – and shape – public policy and regulation. The firm said the move created a unique industry knowledge base for mid-tier companies, putting them on a more equal footing with...

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TLT acts for Sussex Place Ventures on latest investment in pioneering cancer care tech firm

September 20, 2018
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TLT acts for Sussex Place Ventures on latest investment in pioneering cancer care tech firm

The venture capital team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has advised long-standing client Sussex Place Ventures on its part in a $10m (£7.53m) investment in healthcare tech firm Endomag. London-based Sussex Place Ventures joined London and Cambridge-based tech-focused investor Draper Esprit on the C round funding, which Endomag...

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SCISYS gets on board London’s ‘Future Bus’ programme with £2m contract win

September 18, 2018
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SCISYS gets on board London’s ‘Future Bus’ programme with £2m contract win

Specialist IT group SCISYS, which has a base in Bristol, has secured work worth £2m on a project aimed at improving bus services in London through the use of emerging technology. The Chippenham-headquartered group, whose expertise spans transport, defence, media and space, is to provide software design, development and...

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Chance for Bristol’s healthcare and life sciences pioneers to get expert business advice

September 17, 2018
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Chance for Bristol’s healthcare and life sciences pioneers to get expert business advice

Healthcare sector innovators from Bath can test out their ideas in a four-day programme hosted by SETsquared – the world’s number one university business incubator – and the South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) next month. The Health Innovation Programme (HIP), which is free to companies that...

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Science Park jointly acquired by South Gloucs Council and University of Bath in £18m deal

September 17, 2018
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Science Park jointly acquired by South Gloucs Council and University of Bath in £18m deal

South Gloucestershire Council has bought the Bristol & Bath Science Park with in a joint £18m deal with the University of Bath they say will realise its potential and boost the West of England’s reputation as a centre of excellence for research. Since the park opened in 2011 after...

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Bristol’s tech sector earns status as UK’s most productive in latest report

September 14, 2018
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Bristol’s tech sector earns status as UK’s most productive in latest report

Bristol has been named as the UK’s most competitive and productive tech cluster in yet another recognition of the city’s preeminent role in the high-growth sector. According to the latest research from Tech Nation, the organisation that helps accelerate the growth of the digital tech sector across the UK,...

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‘Tube’ map helps Bristol’s high-growth firms make connections with area’s key organisations

September 14, 2018
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‘Tube’ map helps Bristol’s high-growth firms make connections with area’s key organisations

A snapshot of Bristol’s start-up and scale-up ecosystem has been produced in an easy-to-use format to show where high-growth businesses can find essential support, information and advice. The innovative Growth Map – illustrated like a London Tube map and thought to be the UK’s first of its kind –...

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What’s the big idea? Businesses urged to think of new ways to back first Bristol Giving Day

September 14, 2018
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What’s the big idea? Businesses urged to think of new ways to back first Bristol Giving Day

Bristol businesses are being challenged to come up with new and exciting ways to raise funds for city charities and voluntary groups as the first Bristol Giving Day approaches. Staged by Quartet Community Foundation, the independent charity that works across the West of England to support local philanthropists in...

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