Technology

Our year as European Green Capital will change people’s lives, Mayor vows as city takes over title

December 8, 2014
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Our year as European Green Capital will change people’s lives, Mayor vows as city takes over title

Bristol today promised to stage the best-funded and most-comprehensive programme of events yet by any European Green Capital as it officially took over the title. The European Commission bestowed the title on the city from this year’s holders Copenhagen in a  ceremony in the Danish capital. Bristol is the...

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Engine Shed’s role as platform for economic growth outlined as it marks its first anniversary

December 5, 2014
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Engine Shed’s role as platform for economic growth outlined as it marks its first anniversary

Bristol’s innovation hub Engine Shed has celebrated its first year by revealing that it has created 128 jobs and contributed £8m to the West of England’s economy. The building, a unique collaboration between the University of Bristol, Bristol City Council and the  West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP),...

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Coveted West of England Business of the Year Awards launched to find region’s top company

December 5, 2014
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Coveted West of England Business of the Year Awards launched to find region’s top company

The annual search for the region’s best companies has started with the launch of accountants PwC’s widely-respected West of England Business of the Year Awards 2015. Now in their 27th year, the eagerly-contested awards are the most prestigious in the region by far – previous winners read like a...

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Innovation partnership SETsquared’s £3.8bn boost to economy creates 9,000 jobs

December 4, 2014
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Innovation partnership SETsquared’s £3.8bn boost to economy creates 9,000 jobs

Hi-tech start-ups incubated by SETsquared, the innovation hub backed by the University of Bristol, have created 9,000 jobs and contributed a staggering £3.8bn to the UK economy, research released today shows. The figures, which emerge from a study commissioned from Warwick Economics & Development, are based on the 1,041...

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Driverless cars to be trialled in Bristol after city group receives funding

December 3, 2014
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Driverless cars to be trialled in Bristol after city group receives funding

Bristol is to be a test-bed for driverless cars after funding was secured by a consortium made up of the city council, universities and businesses. The Bristol trial, which will start next January, will look at how the public reacts to so-called autonomous vehicles along with the legal and...

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International urban innovation award puts Bristol among world’s ‘smartest’ cities

December 3, 2014
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International urban innovation award puts Bristol among world’s ‘smartest’ cities

Bristol’s pioneering use of digital technology to improve the lives of its residents has earned it a major international award that places it among the world’s most-innovative cities. The International Award for Urban Innovation was presented to Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson at an event hosted by the municipal...

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SETsquared’s Shard showcase serves as launchpad for two new innovation projects

November 28, 2014
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SETsquared’s Shard showcase serves as launchpad for two new innovation projects

Innovation incubator SETsquared, which is backed by the University of Bristol, has unveiled two new projects – a £3.2m programme to speed up the commercialisation of university research and a partnership with academic health science networks to help NHS patients. The double boost was announced as it staged a...

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Stands go on sale for The Business Showcase South West 2015

November 28, 2014
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Stands go on sale for The Business Showcase South West 2015

Stands for The Business Showcase South West – the major business event which celebrates the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise – are now on sale and pre-registration for delegates has also gone live. Following the huge success of the inaugural event in April this year, The...

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South African finance giant to create 100 jobs at new Bristol tech base

November 21, 2014
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South African finance giant to create 100 jobs at new Bristol tech base

More than 100 ‘fintech’ jobs are to be created in Bristol by one of South Africa’s largest financial services groups in a move that was today welcomed by Prime Minister David Cameron. MMI Holdings, which acquired Bristol-based financial technology firm Blue Speck Financial earlier this year, plans to open...

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Bristol tech pioneers take pitching for investment to new level in Europe’s tallest building

November 21, 2014
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Bristol tech pioneers take pitching for investment to new level in Europe’s tallest building

Two of Bristol’s most-exciting tech innovators are to bid for funding worth £30m in front of an audience made up of some of the UK’s top investors. The firms, based in the city’s SETsquared innovation incubator, will take part in the real-life Dragon’s Den-style showcase at The Shard in...

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Bristol IT group SciSys’ staff celebrate historic comet landing – even if it didn’t go quite to plan

November 18, 2014
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Bristol IT group SciSys’ staff celebrate historic comet landing – even if it didn’t go quite to plan

Staff at SciSys, the specialist software firm with a base in Bristol, have been celebrating their role in the historic touchdown of the Rosetta space mission’s lander on the comet 67P some 500million km from Earth. SciSys developed the software for the mission control system (MCS) for the European...

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Move for expanding software developer gives it space for further growth

November 17, 2014
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Move for expanding software developer gives it space for further growth

Specialist IT firm WPC Software has moved to a larger office in Bristol to accommodate its fast-expanding team. The firm, which employs nearly 30 people, has relocated from Keynsham, where it was based for 15 years, to premises in Longwell Green as it develops new software for the public...

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Bristol ‘touchless technology’ pioneer gains funding to speed up product development

November 14, 2014
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Bristol ‘touchless technology’ pioneer gains funding to speed up product development

Ultrahaptics, the innovative University of Bristol spin-out company developing technology that uses ultrasound to create the feeling of touch in mid-air, has secured a £600,000 investment to accelerate product development. The funding has been led by London Stock Exchange-listed IP Group and one of its managed funds. It will...

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