Technology

Bristol’s Engine Shed aims to widen access to city’s tech sector with series of tours for school kids

February 6, 2020
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Bristol’s Engine Shed aims to widen access to city’s tech sector with series of tours for school kids

Schoolchildren from across the West of England are getting a chance to find out more about opportunities in the region’s tech sector as part of a scheme launched by Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub. The first of its Tech Tours took place in January when youngsters from Blackhorse Primary...

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New centre director promises next phase of growth for Bristol’s Future Space hub

February 4, 2020
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New centre director promises next phase of growth for Bristol’s Future Space hub

Bristol science and tech hub Future Space has appointed Laura Crocken Stevens as its new centre director. Laura, pictured, takes up the post after eight months as innovation director the innovation centre on UWE’s Frenchay Campus, which is home to 50 science and technology businesses.  She replaces Marty Reid,...

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Bristol entrepreneurs fly flag for city at inaugural regional business awards

January 31, 2020
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Bristol entrepreneurs fly flag for city at inaugural regional business awards

Entrepreneurial Bristol businesses ranging from a maker of biodegradable glitter to a designer specialising in digitally printed luxury silk scarves were among the winners in a business awards scheme that showcases the region’s ‘ones to watch’. Some 27 outstanding individuals and firms went head-to-head in nine award categories aimed...

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Funding for Bristol tech firm that sees your phone as the future way of detecting eye disease

January 31, 2020
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Funding for Bristol tech firm that sees your phone as the future way of detecting eye disease

A Bristol business developing smartphone software that can easily detect eye diseases has received £225,000 in growth funding from a group of established city-based entrepreneurs. Technology being developed by OKKO is creating new sets of big data about vision which could soon lead to new insights into visual health, including allowing people to...

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Jobs, funding and turnover growth add up to a record year for SETsquared Bristol

January 31, 2020
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Jobs, funding and turnover growth add up to a record year for SETsquared Bristol

SETsquared Bristol, the world-leading incubator, is celebrating another record year with the combined turnover of its member businesses reaching a new high along with strong jobs growth and investment levels. During 2019 SETsquared Bristol, based in the city’s Engine Shed innovation hub, also strengthened its commitment to diversity in...

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Government must support businesses as Brexit finally takes place, Business West insists

January 31, 2020
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The region’s largest business organisation has called on the government to ensure firms get essential support and guidance for life outside the EU as the UK today marks its official departure from the world’s biggest trading bloc. While the UK is leaving the European Union at 11pm after 47...

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From alcohol-free spirits to eco-friendly glitter, Bristol firms compete for new enterprise awards

January 24, 2020
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From alcohol-free spirits to eco-friendly glitter, Bristol firms compete for new enterprise awards

Some of Bristol’s most dynamic entrepreneurs are among the shortlisted entries for a major new awards scheme celebrating the West of England’s inspirational small businesses. The inaugural Enterprising West of England ‘Ones to Watch’ awards take place next week to champion the region’s most exciting entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs. ...

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Directors urged to enter awards scheme that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

January 24, 2020
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Directors urged to enter awards scheme that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

The region’s top annual business award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom has been launched. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2020 aim to champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs while also focusing UK-wide attention on success in the region.  Nominations – which opened...

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Funding for Bristol firm harnessing power of supermaterial and developing ‘electronic nose’

January 23, 2020
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Funding for Bristol firm harnessing power of supermaterial and developing ‘electronic nose’

Bristol tech firm Anaphite has received £425,000 to fund its work investigating new ways of using advanced materials, including developing an ‘electronic nose’. The firm, based in the city’s Unit DX incubator, was launched by Sam Burrow and Alexander Hewitt after they left university to look at ways to exploit the potential of...

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Bristol Law Society teams up with specialist security firm to help combat cyber crime

January 22, 2020
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Bristol Law Society teams up with specialist security firm to help combat cyber crime

Bristol-based cyber security and resilience firm Warner McCall Resilience has joined Bristol Law Society (BLS) to help its members tackle the evolving cyber threat. With cyber security continuing to be an important topic for the legal sector, BLS was keen to work with an experienced partner to offer pro-active...

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Bristol’s booming tech sector earns city place among global investment hotspots

January 17, 2020
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Bristol’s booming tech sector earns city place among global investment hotspots

Bristol is one of the 15 top destinations in the world for venture capital investment in tech businesses, beating cities such as Oslo and Dublin and second only to London in the UK, according to new research. A report prepared for the Digital Economy Council by Tech Nation and...

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More seed funding for indoor farming firm as it looks to reap rewards of its pioneering tech

January 17, 2020
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More seed funding for indoor farming firm as it looks to reap rewards of its pioneering tech

Bristol vertical and indoor farming innovator LettUs Grow has secured £2.35m in seed funding to scale-up delivery of its game-changing technology to farmers across the UK. LettUs Grow’s award-winning indoor farming system for greenhouses and vertical farms aims to address global food security and sustainability concerns.  These indoor farms...

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£5m more funding for Bristol firm developing subsea robots for oil and gas industry

January 17, 2020
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£5m more funding for Bristol firm developing subsea robots for oil and gas industry

Bristol subsea technology firm Rovco, which is revolutionising the way costly underwater repair, maintenance and inspection work is performed, has received a further £5m in its latest finance round. Established in 2015, the firm is pushing the boundaries of subsea technology by investing heavily in the development of an...

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