Technology

PR agency Grayling appointed to raise incubator SETsquared’s national profile

March 5, 2019
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PR agency Grayling appointed to raise incubator SETsquared’s national profile

International public relations agency Grayling’s Bristol office has appointed to raise the national profile of the SETsquared Partnership, the global number one business incubator network backed by the University of Bristol. Since its launch in 2002, SETsquared has supported more than 3,500 businesses and helped raise £1.8bn in investment....

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‘Breakthrough bursary’ scheme launched by Bristol’s SETsquared tech hub to widen diversity in sector

March 1, 2019
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‘Breakthrough bursary’ scheme launched by Bristol’s SETsquared tech hub to widen diversity in sector

Bristol’s SETsquared technology accelerator has launched a bursary to help entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds access its world-beating business support. The scheme follows a SETsquared Bristol-funded research report last year that showed that while Bristol is a widely diverse city, there is a lack of black, Asian and minority ethnic...

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Game on for VR innovators as they bring new level of immersive entertainment to Bristol

February 22, 2019
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Game on for VR innovators as they bring new level of immersive entertainment to Bristol

Pioneering virtual reality (VR) technology developed in Bristol is being showcased at an ‘experience centre’ in the city’s Cabot Circus shopping centre – the first time it has been demonstrated outside the US. Bristol-based Ultrahaptics, the world leader in mid-air touch technology, has teamed up with Lancashire-based independent game...

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Emerging cell therapy firm raises £2.8m to help find ‘holy grail’ of regenerative medicine

February 22, 2019
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Emerging cell therapy firm raises £2.8m to help find ‘holy grail’ of regenerative medicine

A Bristol firm aiming to develop novel lifesaving cell therapies has attracted additional seed funding from a group of major UK investors, bringing it one step closer to commercialising its ground-breaking cellular research. Mogrify, which has its roots in research carried out at the University of Bristol, will use...

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Experienced client relationship director looks to power growth at Ignite Digital Talent

February 22, 2019
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Experienced client relationship director looks to power growth at Ignite Digital Talent

Bristol-based specialist recruitment agency Ignite Digital Talent has appointed Miles Thresher as its new client relationship director. Miles, pictured, will focus will developing and growing new and existing business clients for the firm, and in particular, the expansion of contract and interim business. Miles brings an extensive track record of...

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Global offshore engineering group takes stake in Bristol subsea inspections tech firm

February 22, 2019
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Global offshore engineering group takes stake in Bristol subsea inspections tech firm

Bristol tech firm Rovco, which is developing 3D vision and Artificial Intelligence techniques for subsea inspections, has formed an investment partnership with a market leader in offshore engineering. The link up with Global Marine Group (GMG) comes less than a year after Rovco received a £400,000 investment from the Bristol...

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Venture capital firms find Bristol’s tech scale-up sector fertile ground for investment

February 22, 2019
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Venture capital firms find Bristol’s tech scale-up sector fertile ground for investment

Bristol’s burgeoning tech industry is making the city a hub of scale-up activity and a magnet for venture capital investment, according to new research by global accountancy group KPMG. Of the £364m invested in 21 new businesses across the South West last year, some £307m went to Bristol businesses,...

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Early-stage Bristol start-ups sought for tech firm’s relaunched Growth Accelerator Programme

February 15, 2019
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Early-stage Bristol start-ups sought for tech firm’s relaunched Growth Accelerator Programme

Bristol-based consultancy and tech company Techmodal has relaunched its Growth Accelerator Programme to invest and develop innovative ideas in the city’s start-up community.  The programme encourages individuals and pre and early-stage start-ups with an interest in tapping into the defence industry to pitch their ideas with a view to...

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Parmenion and Resource Management join forces to bring fintech talent to Bristol

February 13, 2019
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Parmenion and Resource Management join forces to bring fintech talent to Bristol

Rapidly-expanding Bristol fintech firm Parmenion is partnering with independent recruiter Resource Management in a pioneering talent search programme aimed at strengthening the city’s presence in the high-growth sector. Parmenion is experiencing the fastest growth in its 11-year history, having trebled its in assets under management (AUM) over the past...

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‘Living laboratory’ plan for Bristol to become testbed for infrastructure innovation

February 8, 2019
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‘Living laboratory’ plan for Bristol to become testbed for infrastructure innovation

Bristol is to become a ‘living laboratory’ by harnessing the power of the city’s already strong cross-sector collaboration to speed up innovations in areas such as transport and infrastructure. It is to become home to the UKCRIC Bristol Collaboratory, which will establish Bristol as a testbed for new ideas. ...

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Institutional investment to generate more growth at pioneering health-tech business

February 8, 2019
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Innovative biometric tracking service Forth, which helps people navigate their way to better health using simply at-home finger-prick blood tests, has secured investment from its first institutional investor. Forth, originally part of Bristol’s world-beating SETsquared technology accelerator, has received the funding from The Development Bank of Wales, together with...

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CBI urges government to supercharge region’s broadband to avoid economy buffering

February 7, 2019
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CBI urges government to supercharge region’s broadband to avoid economy buffering

Firms across the West of England will be left on the wrong side of the ‘digital divide’ unless the government takes action to improve connectivity and pave the way for powerful 5G networks. The warning came this week from the CBI, which fears that, with Brexit dominating the political...

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Digital and creative jobs boom to put Bristol among Europe’s top cities for employment growth

February 1, 2019
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Digital and creative jobs boom to put Bristol among Europe’s top cities for employment growth

Bristol will become one of Europe’s fastest-growing cities for job creation over the next three years with thousands of new posts in the digital and creative sectors, according to a new economic forecast. Bristol is ranked seventh in a Europe-wide table for jobs growth between 2019 and 2022 –...

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