Technology

Red letter day for automated handwriting firm founded by graduates after it lands top prize

October 18, 2019
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Red letter day for automated handwriting firm founded by graduates after it lands top prize

A business set up by two University of Bristol graduates which uses artificial intelligence to create automated handwritten letters has beaten off competition from more than 2,000 others to win £25,000 worth of seed funding. Scribeless, founded by Robert Van Den Bergh and Alex Robinson, both 23, scooped one...

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Key decisions provide quantum leap for university’s new enterprise campus

October 18, 2019
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Key decisions provide quantum leap for university’s new enterprise campus

The University of Bristol’s ambitious plans to create a new enterprise campus centred on world-class innovation next to Temple Meads railway station received a double boost this week. The planned flagship Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre (QTIC), pictured – a key element of the £300m campus at Temple Quarter –...

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Success of Bristol’s economy ‘at risk’ from post-Brexit clampdown on EU workers, says Business West

October 14, 2019
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Success of Bristol’s economy ‘at risk’ from post-Brexit clampdown on EU workers, says Business West

The government’s proposals for ending freedom of movement after Brexit would put Bristol’s economy at risk, with three-quarters of EU migrants in the city not eligible to work here, according the region’s largest business organisation. A new report produced by Business West with the IPPR (Institute for Public Policy...

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Recruitment agency joins growing ranks of Bristol firms gaining ethical accreditation

October 11, 2019
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Recruitment agency joins growing ranks of Bristol firms gaining ethical accreditation

ADLIB, the Bristol recruiter in the technology, data, marketing and creative sector, has become the latest firm in the city to be certified as a B Corporation The prestigious accreditation recognises ADLIB’s long-standing belief in business for good, its people, supporting the community, driving diversity and inclusion and working...

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Bright future looms large as Digirank celebrates 10th birthday with rebrand

October 11, 2019
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Bright future looms large as Digirank celebrates 10th birthday with rebrand

Bristol digital agency Digirank has marked 10 years in business by rebranding to Loom, a name it says better reflects how it integrates digital channels to help companies succeed online. Founded in Bristol in 2009 and still independent and owner-managed, the agency works with high-growth, entrepreneurial South West clients across...

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Defence award recognises Techmodal’s support for the Armed Forces

October 11, 2019
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Defence award recognises Techmodal’s support for the Armed Forces

Bristol-based specialist tech consultancy Techmodal’s support for Armed Forces Reservists and veterans has earned it a top award. The firm works with defence, industry and public sector clients to transform their operations in areas as diverse as staff training, vehicle fleet operations and supply chain efficiency by using their...

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Maritime intelligence security firm charts fast growth following raft of contracts

October 11, 2019
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Maritime intelligence security firm charts fast growth following raft of contracts

Bristol-based specialist tech firm Geollect has secured a deal with an American cruise line that is projected to be worth £5.5m within five years. Under the contract, Geollect – which specialises in innovative geospatial intelligence – will provide its bespoke global maritime operations portal as part of an initial...

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Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

October 11, 2019
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Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

The woman who ran a female-only software business in the 1960s and strived to change the gender makeup of the technology sector is set to inspire a new generation of women in business as the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to Bristol next week. Dame Stephanie Shirley, now...

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Bristol tourist bosses welcome plan for unique ‘eye-in-the-sky’ visitor attraction

October 4, 2019
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Bristol tourist bosses welcome plan for unique ‘eye-in-the-sky’ visitor attraction

Ambitious plans have been unveiled for a unique tourist attraction on Bristol’s Harbourside featuring a glass cabin hoisted 69m above the city to give visitors panoramic views. The city-based company behind Arc Bristol, pictured, believe it will attract 250,000 visitors a year. The glass cabin will be suspended between...

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From recycled nappies to insurance, the blockchain revolution has arrived, Thrings-hosted event hears

October 4, 2019
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From recycled nappies to insurance, the blockchain revolution has arrived, Thrings-hosted event hears

The way that blockchain and digital currencies are already revolutionising industries as diverse as recycling, energy, financial services and the law was explained at Bristol’s first Crypto Curry Club. Hosted by the Bristol office of law firm Thrings, the event brought together some of the leading minds in the...

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Let battle commence! Bristol firms prepare for return of Ping Pong Fight Club

October 3, 2019
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Let battle commence! Bristol firms prepare for return of Ping Pong Fight Club

Bristol firms are lining up to take to the tables for the return of the city’s Ping Pong Fight Club next month. Bristol Airport, Unite Students and Sustain IT Solutions are among the local businesses to have already signed up for the tournament and party on November 7, while...

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Green light for SCISYS’ £79m takeover by Canadian tech group

October 2, 2019
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Green light for SCISYS’ £79m takeover by Canadian tech group

Specialist IT group SCISYS’s £78.9m acquisition by Canadian tech giant CGI has been given the go-ahead by UK competition watchdogs. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it had decided not to refer the deal to a phase 2 investigation based on the information available to it.  The CMA...

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Paralympic snowboarding hopeful’s qualification chances lifted by Bristol 3D printing pioneers

September 27, 2019
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Paralympic snowboarding hopeful’s qualification chances lifted by Bristol 3D printing pioneers

Bristol digital engineering specialists The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) is helping a former soldier realise his Paralympic dream after designing the world’s first 3D-printed snowboard bindings. Double above-the-knee (DAK) amputee Darren Swift – also known as Swifty – lost both his legs in an IED explosion in...

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