Technology

£5.8m armoured vehicle programme contract secured by SciSys

July 25, 2013
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£5.8m armoured vehicle programme contract secured by SciSys

Specialist West software group SciSys has won a £5.78m contract with defence giant Lockheed Martin UK to work on its programme to upgrade and improve the British Army’s Warrior armoured fighting vehicle fleet under the MoD’s Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP).  The group, which has its headquarters in Chippenham...

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Bristol Uni innovation incubator among group named as joint best in Europe

July 18, 2013
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Bristol Uni innovation incubator among group named as joint best in Europe

SETsquared, the innovative business incubator partnership that includes the University of Bristol, has been named as the joint best in Europe at helping fledgling tech firms meet their potential. The accolade comes from the University Business Incubator (UBI) Index which also made it joint fourth best in the world,...

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Call of nature – Bristol scientists charge up mobile phone using urine

July 17, 2013
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Bristol scientists have made a world-leading breakthrough – by using urine to charge mobile phone batteries. They are calling urine the ultimate waste product as it freely available and will never run out and believe charging mobiles could just be the first of a host of gadgets to be...

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UWE robotics students bring on sub to secure second place in Euro contest

July 16, 2013
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A robot submarine built by a team of students from UWE Bristol has come second in a prestigious European challenge competition. The robot, named Phoenix, outmanoeuvred six teams in the week-long SAUC-E 2013 challenge at La Spezia, Italy, to win the runner-up prize worth €2,000. It was the fourth...

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$1m investment in pioneering Bristol software firm

May 10, 2013
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HybridCluster, the Bristol firm described as among the most exciting to come out of the city for years, has secured a $1m (£650,000) investment to fund a new version of its web-clustering software. The firm’s products help users’ systems automatically recover from hardware or software failures without loss of...

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Bristol-led robot project wins £5.8m investment

March 28, 2013
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Bristol-led robot project wins £5.8m investment

A hi-tech consortium led by Filton-based OC Robotics has secured £5.8m to develop ‘LaserSnake’ – a robot-controlled laser cutting tool that can be used to decommission nuclear structures. The investment is co-funded by the Technology Strategy Board (£4m), DECC (£1m) and the NDA (£1m). The LaserSnake combines robot technology...

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IT group SciSys upbeat despite fall in annual revenue

March 21, 2013
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IT group SciSys upbeat despite fall in annual revenue

SciSys, the West-based specialist IT group, today blamed foreign exchange movements and a reduction in low-margin resale activity for a fall in annual revenue. However, operating profits at the group, which supplies a range of sectors from space and defence to media with high-end systems, climbed 13% to £2.7m...

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Mars rover to land at Bristol space conference this weekend

February 22, 2013
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Mars rover to land at Bristol space conference this weekend

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com A prototype vehicle designed to explore the surface of Mars will make a starring appearance in Bristol this weekend at one of the largest space conferences held in the UK. ‘Bridget’, pictured below in an artist's impression, is due to play a pivotal part in...

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Recognition for Bristol SEO pioneer in fast-growth table

January 4, 2013
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Recognition for Bristol SEO pioneer in fast-growth table

Bristol-based digital marketing firm Smart Traffic has been named as one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech companies for the third time in two years. Revenues at the firm, the UK’s largest SEO (search engine optimisation) specialist, soared by 1,468% over the past five years, earning it 11th place in...

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Blogfest promotes virtual dreams of a green Christmas

December 17, 2012
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Blogfest promotes virtual dreams of a green Christmas

Bristol Green Capital Group has staged its first blogfest, bringing together more than 25 people from sustainable organisations across the city who blogged and tweeted for more than four hours. Taking the theme ‘I’m dreaming of a green Christmas’, the event, hosted by the science attraction At-Bristol, garnered much...

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Bid to make Bristol UK’s most advanced digital city

December 7, 2012
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Bid to make Bristol UK’s most advanced digital city

Bristol is in the running for £24m Government funding to make it the UK’s most-advanced digital city with a publicly-accessible IT system that brings together essential information for citizens from bus times to energy use. Bristol is bidding for the cash under the Government’s Future Cities Award scheme –...

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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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