Technology

Royal seal of approval for Bristol’s tech innovation as Duke of York visits

February 14, 2014
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Royal seal of approval for Bristol’s tech innovation as Duke of York visits

Bristol’s emerging role as a national crucible for tech innovation received royal approval this week when the Duke of York visited the city. The Duke, who has a keen interest in technology and knowledge transfer, met fledging and established tech companies on Monday when he toured Bristol’s recently-opened Engine...

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UWE launches £4m fund to boost innovation among West businesses

February 12, 2014
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UWE launches £4m fund to boost innovation among West businesses

Innovative West businesses working on pioneering research and development projects can apply for financial help through a £4m innovation fund launched today by the University of the West of England (UWE). Grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 will be available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as...

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Growth Fund invests £1m into leading-edge Bristol wireless tech company

February 10, 2014
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Growth Fund invests £1m into leading-edge Bristol wireless tech company

Blu Wireless Technology (BWT), one of Bristol’s leading hi-tech companies, has received £1m to accelerate development and marketing of its innovative wireless technology. Technology pioneered by the firm, which is based at the city’s Engine Shed tech and digital sector hub, is being used in emerging communications markets such...

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Royal visit will showcase Bristol’s pioneering work in robotics research

February 7, 2014
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Royal visit will showcase Bristol’s pioneering work in robotics research

Key innovations that are putting Bristol at the leading edge of global robotics research will be demonstrated to the Duke of York when he visits Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) on Monday. BRL is the UK’s leading and largest academic centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research and home to a vibrant...

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Chip giant Intel plugs Bristol into global network for high-performance computing

February 7, 2014
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Chip giant Intel plugs Bristol into global network for high-performance computing

Bristol’s reputation as an innovative centre for advanced computing has been strengthened by microchip giant Intel’s decision to select the University of Bristol as its first UK centre for parallel computing. The US tech group is establishing a network of Intel Parallel Computing Centers (IPCCs) across the world with...

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‘Significant’ growth forecast for Bristol’s economy as its tech and creative sectors lead the way

January 24, 2014
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‘Significant’ growth forecast for Bristol’s economy as its tech and creative sectors lead the way

Bristol is poised for “significant” economic expansion over the next five years, out-performing even London in the pace of its growth, new research shows. The city’s burgeoning information and communications technology (ICT) sector and its established role as a centre for professional, scientific and technical expertise will pave the...

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Order boost puts SciSys on launch pad for further growth this year

January 24, 2014
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Order boost puts SciSys on launch pad for further growth this year

A healthy intake of orders at the end of last year has given specialist software and IT group SciSys a “solid opening” to 2014, it said today, while also signalling that it would look for further acquisitions. The international group, which works with governments, media groups, defence companies and...

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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

January 24, 2014
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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

Accountants PwC have launched their annual search for the region’s best companies with the 2014 West of England Business of the Year Awards – the region’s most prestigious business accolades. Previous winners of the awards, now in their 26th year, read like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected...

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Tech deals drive Temple Bright’s national ambition

January 17, 2014
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Tech deals drive Temple Bright’s national ambition

Innovative Bristol law firm Temple Bright has rounded off a period of strong growth by delivering another significant tech sector deal in the same quarter that its partner numbers topped 20 for the first time. The firm opened in Bristol in 2010 and launched an office in London’s Tech...

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Specialist IT group SciSys appoints new chief executive

December 20, 2013
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Specialist IT group SciSys appoints new chief executive

Klaus Heidrich, chief operating officer of specialist software and IT group SciSys, which has a base in Bristol, will assume the role of chief executive on January 1. He will take over from David Jones, who will remain with the group as executive director for the foreseeable future.  SciSys...

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What’s the big idea? Bristol firms urged to come up with suggestions to spark jobs and growth

December 16, 2013
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What’s the big idea? Bristol firms urged to come up with suggestions to spark jobs and growth

Ideas on the best way to create sustainable jobs and growth across the West of England are being invited from Bristol firms. The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) today launches a six-week public consultation on its Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) – a blueprint for growth over the next six years....

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Supercomputer centre logs on to give Bristol powerful test-bed for innovation

December 11, 2013
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Supercomputer centre logs on to give Bristol powerful test-bed for innovation

Bristol’s world-leading supercomputing centre, which is used to tackle major industrial and social problems, has officially started work in its new base. The massive computing power at the state-of-the-art Centre for Modelling and Simulation (CFMS) allows it to solve highly-complex calculations – making it possible to explore and test...

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National acclaim for Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub just a week after opening

December 11, 2013
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National acclaim for Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub just a week after opening

Bristol’s newly-opened Engine Shed, which houses the University of Bristol’s business incubator SETsquared, has gained recognition in a national awards scheme for its highly-connected location and the entrepreneurial heritage of the building. The Engine Shed, part of Brunel’s original station at Temple Meads, was also praised for the ‘oxygen...

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