Technology

Bright sparks of Bristol’s tech sector are invited to enter prestigious awards

April 12, 2019
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Bright sparks of Bristol’s tech sector are invited to enter prestigious awards

Nominations have opened for The SPARKies, the coveted awards showcasing the best of the West of England’s tech sector. The awards, now in their seventh year, recognise the businesses and individuals who make Bristol, Bath and surroundings a tech powerhouse and shine a light on their amazing wealth of...

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Bristol’s private equity funders back quartet of city tech business with investments worth £611,000

April 10, 2019
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Bristol’s private equity funders back quartet of city tech business with investments worth £611,000

Four Bristol tech firms have received funding totalling £3m – with £611,000 of it coming from the city’s own private equity club to support their growth. The four have all previously benefited from investment from the Bristol Private Equity Club (BPEC) – the group of like-minded individuals with close...

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Touch-tech pioneers Ultrahaptics appoints US semiconductor heavyweight to lead global growth

April 4, 2019
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Touch-tech pioneers Ultrahaptics appoints US semiconductor heavyweight to lead global growth

A 25-year veteran of the Silicon Valley semiconductor industry has been taken on by Bristol-based mid-air touch technology firm Ultrahaptics to spearhead its expansion into international markets. Alain Bismuth, pictured, who has joined Ultrahaptics as senior vice president global sales and business development, brings a wealth of experience in...

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Online investment platform launched by SETsquared to help its scale-ups find funding

April 2, 2019
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Online investment platform launched by SETsquared to help its scale-ups find funding

Global number one business incubator network the SETsquared Partnership, which is backed by the University of Bristol, has boosted its services to scale-ups by starting an online investment platform. The network has teamed up with London-based Envestors,the fintech for fundraising company, to help its scale-ups secure financial backing.  Founded...

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Bristol telecoms network firm dials up growth after acquisiton by national infrastructure group

March 29, 2019
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Bristol telecoms network firm dials up growth after acquisiton by national infrastructure group

Long-established Bristol-based independent telecoms provider Avonline Networks has been taken over by one of the UK’s largest infrastructure services groups. Privately-owned Avonline will retain its brand identity and continue to operate as a standalone services business under new owner, Hertfordshire-based M Group Services.  Avonline employs around 90 people at...

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Start-up behind pioneering ‘robot companion’ to combat loneliness beats crowdfunding target

March 29, 2019
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Start-up behind pioneering ‘robot companion’ to combat loneliness beats crowdfunding target

Bristol start-up Service Robotics has exceeded the crowdfunding target for its first product, a robot companion service that has been developed for the elderly to help them to live independently. GenieConnect also aims to alleviate loneliness – something which Age UK estimates affects more than 1.4m people in the...

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UK’s first Women in Business Charter launched in Bristol to improve workplace gender equality

March 29, 2019
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UK’s first Women in Business Charter launched in Bristol to improve workplace gender equality

Bristol businesswomen are calling for greater gender equality – from pay to representation on boards – after launching the UK’s first Women in Business Charter in the city this week. The move came from the city’s Women in Business Task Group, which was set up to champion and advance...

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Schools to battle it out in contest aimed at widening diversity and inclusion in cyber security industry

March 29, 2019
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Schools to battle it out in contest aimed at widening diversity and inclusion in cyber security industry

Schools from across Bristol and the West of England will battle it out tomorrow to become the regional champion in a new competition aimed at encouraging more women and girls into cyber security jobs. The top-performing schools that took part in a recent NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) CyberFirst...

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Deadline looming for Bristol directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

March 27, 2019
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Deadline looming for Bristol directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

Bristol’s best business leaders have just a few days left to enter the South West’s most prestigious awards for boardroom excellence and enterprise. The deadline for entries to the prestigious Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards is midnight this Sunday.  With two new categories...

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Firms given ‘export champion’ status to encourage others to explore overseas trade

March 22, 2019
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Firms given ‘export champion’ status to encourage others to explore overseas trade

Bristol area businesses have today been recognised as ‘export champions’ by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox. Thatchers Cider, advanced engineering group Renishaw and cheese maker Lye Cross Farm are among 15 leading exporters from across the South West to appear at an...

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Back and bigger than before – Business Showcase South West returns to Bristol in June

March 21, 2019
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Back and bigger than before – Business Showcase South West returns to Bristol in June

Business Showcase South West – the region’s largest event of its kind – returns in June with the promise of an unparalleled range of seminars, workshops, speeches and networking opportunities. The event, the ninth since it launched in 2014, again takes place in Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium and will...

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Students get creative as £5m city centre college campus goes live

March 15, 2019
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Students get creative as £5m city centre college campus goes live

The first phase of Bristol’s £5m city centre Access Creative College games and media campus has opened with an action-packed launch party. Students, parents and members of the city’s education and business communities celebrated the opening with a host of live performances and student showcases.  Those attending experienced the...

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What’s the story? Bristol to host Social Media Week with focus on responsible content creation

March 15, 2019
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What’s the story? Bristol to host Social Media Week with focus on responsible content creation

Global conference Social Media Week is to return to Bristol this June – the only city in the UK outside of London to be involved. Bristol will be one of 25 locations worldwide to host the week, held previously in 2016 and 2018. On those occasions it included keynotes...

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