Technology

Maven boosts its Bristol team and moves to larger office to support new regional investment fund

January 25, 2024
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Maven boosts its Bristol team and moves to larger office to support new regional investment fund

Private equity and investment firm Maven Capital Partners has strengthened its presence in Bristol to support its delivery of the £200m South West Investment Fund (SWIF). Launched last July by the British Business Bank, WIF aims to boost the supply of finance to small and medium-sized businesses across the...

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EdTech awards shortlistings for trio of pioneering Bristol firms helping transform the education landscape

January 19, 2024
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EdTech awards shortlistings for trio of pioneering Bristol firms helping transform the education landscape

Three Bristol firms in the fast-growing education technology sector are in the running for awards that celebrate innovations transforming students’, teachers’ and parents’ lives worldwide. The Soundbeam Project, Learning with Parents and Best Practice Network line up against other pioneering businesses across a range of categories in the Bett Awards. ...

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Bristol lawyers and accountants work with leading IT firm on sale to major national group

January 19, 2024
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Bristol lawyers and accountants work with leading IT firm on sale to major national group

Specialists from Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT and the city office of global accountancy group KPMG have  advised a West of England communications and IT business on its sale to a fast-growing national managed service provider. The teams from TLT and KPMG worked with Cheltenham-based Bamboo Technology’s shareholders on...

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In-ear medical device developed by Bristol firm poised to revolutionise way disabled people communicate

January 15, 2024
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In-ear medical device developed by Bristol firm poised to revolutionise way disabled people communicate

A Bristol start-up developing wearable in-ear devices to help people with disabilities communicate has showcased its latest product at the world’s biggest technology show. EarSwitch, which was set up to help people with disabilities including motor neurone disease (MND, also known as ALS) to communicate, demonstrated its new EarControl...

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Major US tie-up puts successful Bristol aviation software firm on flight path to more global growth

January 12, 2024
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Major US tie-up puts successful Bristol aviation software firm on flight path to more global growth

Bristol-based airline safety software specialist Vistair has merged with a major US firm to form a global data intelligence technology group operating in more than 30 countries on six continents. Vistair was formed  in the early 1990s when it emerged from an interactive Bristol media software company.  Founder Ian...

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Pioneering Bristol renewables software firm snapped up industry disruptor in ‘game-changing’ move

January 5, 2024
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Pioneering Bristol renewables software firm snapped up industry disruptor in ‘game-changing’ move

A Bristol tech firm developing highly specialised software that makes renewable energy operations safer and more efficient has been acquired by a major player in the global industry. Sennen, which was launched in 2017 and now has a team of 25 experts, was taken over shortly before Christmas by...

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High-profile event will offer chance to learn more about Bristol’s innovative legaltech sector

January 4, 2024
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High-profile event will offer chance to learn more about Bristol’s innovative legaltech sector

The strength of Bristol’s pioneering legaltech ecosystem will come under the spotlight at an event later this month aimed at those interested in learning more about the sector, whether they work in law, technology, academia or finance. Organised by Bristol Law Society and LawtechUK, a Ministry of Justice-backed initiative,...

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Europe proving a powerful new market for Bristol electric vehicle charging point locator ZapMap

December 13, 2023
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Europe proving a powerful new market for Bristol electric vehicle charging point locator ZapMap

ZapMap, the fast-growing Bristol-based electric vehicle mapping service, has expanded its charge point location service into mainland Europe. UK electric car owners driving across Europe can now use the ZapMap app and desktop map to find thousands of charge points in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The...

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Boost for Bristol’s science and tech ecosystem as plans are unveiled for new £8.5m spin-out incubator

December 8, 2023
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Boost for Bristol’s science and tech ecosystem as plans are unveiled for new £8.5m spin-out incubator

Bristol is to get a new £8.5m incubator to nurture spin-out companies working in the fast-growing quantum, biotech and AI sectors – the latest in a series of hubs in the city aimed at creating the next generation of high-potential businesses. Called OMX, it will be opened next year...

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The sky’s the limit for our creativity, says ambitious firm behind Bristol’s first major drone light show

December 1, 2023
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The sky’s the limit for our creativity, says ambitious firm behind Bristol’s first major drone light show

The team behind Bristol’s first spectacular drone light show have spoken of their plans to get even bigger and bolder events off the ground in the future. Creative company Celestial and Yuup, the Bristol-based local experiences company, have teamed up to bring the show, called Evolution, to the city over...

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Bristol academics launch business to tap into the power of fusion technology for cancer treatment

December 1, 2023
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Bristol academics launch business to tap into the power of fusion technology for cancer treatment

A Bristol business has developed a pioneering next-generation mini fusion reactor with the potential to revolutionise cancer diagnosis and treatment. Co-founded by a research associate and a visiting fellow at the University of Bristol, Astral Systems has developed the first-of-its-kind multi-state fusion (MSF) reactor, not much bigger than a...

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Bristol innovators demonstrate the value of university spin-outs following UK government review

December 1, 2023
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A government review recommending better support for university spin-out businesses has been welcomed by academics in Bristol, a city with a strong track record in the field. The much-anticipated independent report recognised the role played by spin-outs in the UK’s economic growth, particularly in the tech sectors. It also...

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Big hitters join Bristol tech firm aiming to prevent microplastic pollution in the world’s oceans

December 1, 2023
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Big hitters join Bristol tech firm aiming to prevent microplastic pollution in the world’s oceans

Pioneering Bristol microplastic filtration tech firm Matter has bolstered its senior leadership team with two key appointments as it continues to aim for rapid global growth. The firm, which earlier this year completed a  $10m (£7.88m) Series A funding round from investment vehicles backed by movie actors Leonardo DiCaprio...

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