Technology

$8m funding for cyber security innovator using gaming techniques to fight real-life attacks

January 18, 2019
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$8m funding for cyber security innovator using gaming techniques to fight real-life attacks

Immersive Labs, the Bristol cyber security firm founded by a former GCHQ researcher, has raised $8m (£6.2m) to further develop its innovative training system that uses computer game techniques to fight real-life threats. The skills platform, which is already used for complex cyber security training by clients such as engineering...

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Immediate past success presents Future Space tech hub with bright outlook

January 18, 2019
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Immediate past success presents Future Space tech hub with bright outlook

Future Space, the science and tech hub at UWE’s Frenchay Campus, generated nearly £5m during its successful second year in operation, according to its latest annual review. The centre, which is managed by Oxford Innovation, had an occupancy rate of 69% – significantly higher than the original business plan...

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Engine Shed seeking new tenant after StartUp Accelerator scales up and departs its Arrival Lounge

January 18, 2019
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Engine Shed seeking new tenant after StartUp Accelerator scales up and departs its Arrival Lounge

Bristol enterprise hub Engine Shed is looking for a new occupier for its Arrivals Lounge after another tenant has outgrown it. The 600 sq ft office space, which leads off Engine Shed’s Members’ Lounge, pictured, will be available from February 7 on competitive and flexible terms. It has room...

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Far Eastern promise for Bristol agri-tech firms through Innovate UK’s China trade visit

January 17, 2019
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Cutting-edge agri-tech firms from the Bristol area are being offered the chance to take part in a fully-funded programme to China with the potential to secure lucrative business links. Fifteen companies will be selected by Innovate UK, the government innovation agency, for the programme, which includes an eight-day visit...

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SCISYS lauds pre-Brexit office shift again after it lands another EU-funded space contract

January 17, 2019
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SCISYS lauds pre-Brexit office shift again after it lands another EU-funded space contract

Specialist IT group SCISYS, which has an office in Bristol, has again stressed that moving its parent company from the UK to Ireland to allow it to bid for EU-funded work has paid off by winning a fifth contract in less than a month. The Chippenham-headquartered group SCISYS has...

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National acclaim for West of England project to encourage scale-up businesses

January 14, 2019
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National acclaim for West of England project to encourage scale-up businesses

An innovative scheme encouraging and supporting Bristol scale-up businesses has been praised by industry experts as a role model for other parts of the country. The ScaleUp Institute, a company which aims to make the UK the best place in the world to develop a thriving business, said the...

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‘Indoor farming’ pioneers reap £1m funding to develop its groundbreaking products

January 11, 2019
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‘Indoor farming’ pioneers reap £1m funding to develop its groundbreaking products

LettUs Grow, the Bristol-based agri-tech firm, has secured investment of £1m to build world-beating indoor ‘farms’ that could help feed the ever-increasing global population. Under the funding, which has come from a range of investors, LettUS Grow scale its operations and develop new products to access a rapidly growing...

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£4.7m investment hands Bristol bionic arm pioneer opportunity to enter global market

January 11, 2019
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£4.7m investment hands Bristol bionic arm pioneer opportunity to enter global market

Bristol robotics firm Open Bionics, which makes innovative hi-tech prosthetic limbs for amputees, has raised £4.7m to help it become a global player.  The firm, founded four years ago by CEO Joel Gibbard and COO Samantha Payne, pictured, and based at UWE’s Future Space innovation hub, secured the funding...

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UWE-backed tech project on track to shunt train delays into the history books

January 11, 2019
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UWE-backed tech project on track to shunt train delays into the history books

They’re the bane of every rail commuter’s life but train delays – from leaves on the line and the wrong kind of snow to major signal failures – could become a thing of the past within the next few years under a pioneering project involving tech experts from UWE...

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Burges Salmon rail and automotive sector expert joins Osborne Clarke

January 11, 2019
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Burges Salmon rail and automotive sector expert joins Osborne Clarke

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has boosted its Bristol office with the appointment of transport and automotive partner Ed Barratt from city rival Burges Salmon. Ed, pictured, who has spent his entire career at Burges Salmon since qualifying in 2004, will join the transport and automotive sector as part...

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Fourth space contract for SCISYS as new focus on EU orders takes off

January 10, 2019
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Fourth space contract for SCISYS as new focus on EU orders takes off

SCISYS Deutschland, the German arm of the specialist IT group SCISYS, has landed its fourth space-related contract in as many weeks. The latest deal, with an anticipated contract value of €2.8m (£2.5m), has come from long-term customer the European Space Agency (ESA).  SCISYS, which has a base in Bristol...

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Chance for firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

January 4, 2019
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Chance for firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

Bristol firms are being urged to take part in the region’s largest survey on skills shortages as the issue once again becomes one of the most critical factors for the West of England economy’s continued success. The survey – conducted by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation –...

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Unique chance for anyone working in automation to take part in pioneering creative tech project

January 3, 2019
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Unique chance for anyone working in automation to take part in pioneering creative tech project

A groundbreaking project supporting the expansion of creative technology in the West of England is seeking people working in the field of automation to apply for one of 24 paid fellowships. The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN), a £6.5m government-backed initiative led by UWE Bristol in partnership with...

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