Technology

University of Bristol cyber attack centre adds to city’s leading online defence role

November 2, 2012
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University of Bristol cyber attack centre adds to city’s leading online defence role

Bristol has strengthened its position as the UK’s leading hub for research into cyber attacks with the opening of a dedicated centre at the University of Bristol. The Bristol Security Centre will lead a network of bases across the UK studying all areas of cyber warfare to protect the...

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Bristol firms get chance to air views on UK’s role as tech hub of Europe

September 26, 2012
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Bristol firms get chance to air views on UK’s role as tech hub of Europe

Making the UK the tech hub of Europe will form the theme for discussion at a business breakfast in Bristol this morning hosted by Julian David, the director general of Intellect, the trade body for the UK’s technology industry. The meeting, at the offices of law firm Burges, will...

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Bristol hi-tech pioneers in national fast-growth table

September 14, 2012
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Bristol hi-tech pioneers in national fast-growth table

Bristol firms Smart Traffic, the UK’s largest SEO (search engine optimisation) specialist, and IT development consultancy Mosaic Island, have been named as two of the UK’s fastest-growing hi-tech businesses. The firms appear in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 rankings which is published this Sunday. The table, sponsored...

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UWE project goes back to the pharoahs for future of 3D printing

September 7, 2012
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UWE project goes back to the pharoahs for future of 3D printing

A 7,000 year old technique, known as Egyptian Paste (or Faience), could offer a potential process and material for use in the latest 3D printing techniques of ceramics, according to researchers at UWE Bristol. Professor Stephen Hoskins, director of UWE’s Centre for Fine Print Research, and David Huson, research...

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Quantum leap in computing as Bristol scientists develop ‘spooky’ silicon chips

September 4, 2012
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Quantum leap in computing as Bristol scientists develop ‘spooky’ silicon chips

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Computers and mobile phones that run on technology that spooked Albert Einstein could be on sale within a few years, thanks to work led by scientists in Bristol. Quantum computing, which uses circuits that operate with light instead of electricity, could lead to far faster...

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Bristol City Council’s IT spend to be opened up to smaller firms

August 20, 2012
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From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Bristol’s digital and creative firms are to get a greater chance of bidding for a share of the city council’s £25m annual ICT (Information Communications Technology) budget. The council is changing its strategy on the way it delivers ICT services with smaller packages of work...

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Sunny outlook for Bristol cloud computing pioneer following acquisition

August 3, 2012
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Bristol-based cloud computing company IntY has been acquired by Weather Investments, the telecoms investment vehicle behind the Wind mobile phone brand. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. IntY’s management and operational team will remain unchanged, Weather said. They will drive the business into its next phase...

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Strong end to first half for bouyant IT specialists SciSys

July 26, 2012
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Earlier client deliveries, operating efficiencies and deferred costs helped SciSys, the specialist IT and software firm, finish its first half of 2012 finished more strongly than had been initially expected. The group, which also has an operation in Bristol and its head office inn Chippenham, also said it had...

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UWE Bristol Robotics students enter international underwater vehicle contest

July 2, 2012
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A pioneering underwater robot designed and created by UWE Bristol Robotics students has been entered for a prestigious international engineering competition. It is the third time that a team from the university has taken part in the Student Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Challenge Europe (SAUC-E), which challenges the next generation...

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Pioneering robotics business wins Bristol Uni enterprise contest

June 29, 2012
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Pioneering robotics business wins Bristol Uni enterprise contest

A unique concept which brings puppets to life through the use of robotics has won nearly £13,000 in Bristol’s equivalent of Dragons’ Den. The futuristic idea, from Bristol firm Rusty Squid, was one of seven vying for the judges’ votes at the University of Bristol’s New Enterprise Competition. Rusty...

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Upbeat SciSys hints at acquisitions in bullish trading statement

May 31, 2012
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Specialist software developer SciSys issued an upbeat trading statement ahead of today’s annual general meeting, suggesting it could soon hit the acquisition trail. The company, which has a major base in Bristol and its head office in Chippenham, says it opened the year with a comfortable order book of...

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Tech start-ups school gets down to business with sales and marketing advice

May 18, 2012
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Following the successful launch of its Tech Start-up School 2012 on Monday, Science City Bristol is promoting the next sessions in the programme, which focuses on helping launch technology businesses. Next week’s two sessions look at sales and marketing. Research shows that most start-ups that fail do so because...

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Govt’s jump-jet U-turn lifts Bristol’s aerospace industry

May 10, 2012
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Two of the largest firms in Bristol’s aerospace industry are set to benefit from the Government’s U-turn over the UK’s next-generation fighter aircraft. As expected, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond today confirmed that the aircraft will be the jump-jet F-35B variant of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) – a move signalled by...

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