Technology

Investors flock to find out more about Bristol’s fledgling tech firms at first Silicon Gorge event

March 28, 2014
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Investors flock to find out more about Bristol’s fledgling tech firms at first Silicon Gorge event

Investors from London, Cardiff and the North East travelled to Bristol to find out more about some of the city’s most-exciting early stage businesses at the first Silicon Gorge event. The firms included the first ‘graduates’ of the WebStart Bristol internet accelerator, 10 companies from the SETsquared incubators in...

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Temple Bright supports Twitter analytics tech deal with S4C

March 28, 2014
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Temple Bright supports Twitter analytics tech deal with S4C

Bristol law firm Temple Bright has provided legal support on an investment in Twitter analytics start-up Blurrt by Welsh language broadcaster S4C’s commercial arm. The investment gives S4C Commercial the chance to develop a more sophisticated understanding of audience behaviours while access to Blurrt’s data will help it shape...

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Cutting-edge physics academic centre will boost Bristol’s standing as science city

March 28, 2014
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A major new academic centre to develop the next generation of scientists specialising in condensed matter physics is to open at the University of Bristol. The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) is among 22 across the UK aimed at boosting postgraduate training in a wide range of engineering and...

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Innovative social media project aims to put Park Street at forefront of retail e-revolution

March 27, 2014
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Innovative social media project aims to put Park Street at forefront of retail e-revolution

Bristol’s Park Street is to be a test bed for a pioneering digital marketing project that aims to boost business for its stores by harnessing the power of social media. The trailblazing initiative – only the second of its kind in the UK – will enable the iconic street’s shops,...

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New innovation director to head the successful SETsquared incubator network

March 27, 2014
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New innovation director to head the successful SETsquared incubator network

The SETsquared network, the UK’s top university business incubator with a base in Bristol, has appointed Simon Bond as its new head. As innovation director, Simon, pictured, the former director of the SETsquared innovation centre at the University of Bath, will oversee the way the partnership incubates hi- tech...

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Tech services firm Kainos to create up to 50 jobs as it opens Bristol office

March 25, 2014
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Tech services firm Kainos to create up to 50 jobs as it opens Bristol office

Fast-growing digital company Kainos has opened an office in Bristol, creating up to 50 jobs and strengthening the city’s reputation as a hub for ambitious firms operating in the tech sector. The Belfast-headquartered firm, which supplies a range of support services mainly to the healthcare, public sector and financial...

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BUDGET 2014: Help for Bristol’s key tech, creative and manufacturing industries

March 21, 2014
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BUDGET 2014: Help for Bristol’s key tech, creative and manufacturing industries

Bristol’s standing as a hub for the hi-tech, creative and advanced engineering sectors received some welcome boosts in this week’s Budget. There was help for businesses moving to the city’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, its filmmakers through increased tax breaks, its growing cyber security industry through investment and its...

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Ambitious West firms invited to apply for cash aid from £25m growth fund

March 21, 2014
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Ambitious West firms invited to apply for cash aid from £25m growth fund

Bristol firms with expansion potential can apply for growth funding to a £25m pot of Government cash launched this week. The West of England Growth Fund aims to bring about job creation and private sector investment that would otherwise not have happened, or that can be accelerated through public...

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BUDGET 2014: Bristol business reaction

March 19, 2014
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BUDGET 2014: Bristol business reaction

Measures that will help Bristol’s recovery from recession in this week's Budget were welcomed by business leaders and professiona advisers in the city. Business West, the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative, said the Chancellor had delivered on many items on its wish-list. Executive directorJames...

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Keen interest in Bristol as city sets out its £1bn stall to global property developers

March 14, 2014
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Keen interest in Bristol as city sets out its £1bn stall to global property developers

Major international property firms and investors have shown “fantastic” interest in Bristol’s development sites – with one poised to bring 50 new jobs to the city’s Enterprise Zone. A high-profile team from the city has spent the week at MIPIM, the world’s largest commercial property industry gathering this week...

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Expert transatlantic export advice on tap at UKTI event

February 24, 2014
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Expert transatlantic export advice on tap at UKTI event

Bristol businesses will next week get a rare chance to meet trade experts from the British Embassies in the US and Canada to explore transatlantic export opportunities on a one-to-one basis. The event, at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Redcliffe Hill, on Wednesday, March 5, is the latest...

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China ‘Smart Cities’ mission will plug into Bristol’s micro-chip innovation

February 21, 2014
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China ‘Smart Cities’ mission will plug into Bristol’s micro-chip innovation

Bristol’s world-class expertise in micro-electronics is to play a crucial role in the recently-announced Smart Cities Trade Mission to China later this year. Bristol boasts the world’s second-largest cluster of micro-chip design expertise outside of California’s Silicon Valley. Many of its leading-edge firms have become global players in the...

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West’s best directors sought for awards that champion excellence and enterprise

February 21, 2014
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West’s best directors sought for awards that champion excellence and enterprise

West firms of all sizes are being urged to enter their directors in the region’s top award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The South West Institute of Directors (IoD) Awards 2014 celebrate the achievements of the region’s outstanding business people and their contribution to the its...

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