Technology

Clinic that helps turn disabilities into superpowers opened by Bristol bionic arm pioneer

August 13, 2021
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Clinic that helps turn disabilities into superpowers opened by Bristol bionic arm pioneer

The UK’s first clinic offering innovative hi-tech prosthetic arms for amputees has been opened by Bristol healthtech firm Open Bionics. The firm harnesses technology such as 3D scanning, 3D modelling, automation, and 3D printing to make its arms.  In 2018 Open Bionics launched the multi-grip Hero Arm, the world’s first...

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Bristol Airport and easyJet launch partnership to trial pioneering ways of making flying greener

August 13, 2021
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Bristol Airport and easyJet launch partnership to trial pioneering ways of making flying greener

Low-cost airline easyJet has teamed up with Bristol Airport to use it as a test-bed to trial ways of decarbonising its operations and reduce waste. The airline, the airport’s largest operator accounting for about half of all its flights, said the partnership would involve a series of trials using...

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Survey shows most firms are heeding climate change warnings – but one-in-five have done nothing

August 10, 2021
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Survey shows most firms are heeding climate change warnings – but one-in-five have done nothing

Nearly 70% of South West firms see climate change as a core business factor for them, according to a landmark survey of companies’ attitudes to the key issue – but, alarmingly, 21% have so far taken no action despite mounting concern over its impact. Just under half (46%) of...

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More growth on the cards for gender pay gap pioneer Gapsquare as it is snapped up by HR group

August 6, 2021
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More growth on the cards for gender pay gap pioneer Gapsquare as it is snapped up by HR group

Gapsquare, the high-profile Bristol firm using analytics software to help businesses close their gender pay gap, has been acquired by HR consultancy XpertHR. Gapsquare was founded by Dr Zara Nanu in 2017 after she heard the World Economic Forum’s prediction that it would take 217 years before the gender...

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More growth for Finch & Associates as it opens Welsh office and starts cryptocurrency tax service

August 5, 2021
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More growth for Finch & Associates as it opens Welsh office and starts cryptocurrency tax service

Tax consultancy Finch & Associates has continued with its ambitious expansion strategy by opening an office in Cardiff and launching a cryptocurrency tax arm. The new office will enable the Clevedon-based firm to provide specialist R&D tax relief advice to Cardiff’s burgeoning tech sector as well as businesses across...

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Fraud soared as criminals used pandemic to target vulnerable firms and individuals, research shows

August 5, 2021
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Fraud soared as criminals used pandemic to target vulnerable firms and individuals, research shows

Professional criminals took advantage of the unprecedented conditions caused by the pandemic to con businesses and individuals across the South West out of millions of pounds, new figures show. According to accountancy group KPMG latest Fraud Barometer, cases reaching the region’s courts in the first half of this year...

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£58m FemTech funding deal latest in series of transactions for Osborne Clarke’s growth capital team

August 4, 2021
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£58m FemTech funding deal latest in series of transactions for Osborne Clarke’s growth capital team

Lawyers from global law firm Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office have helped complete another high-profile technology deal – this time advising finance group BGF on its lead investment in a £58m funding round in femtech pioneer Elvie. London-based Elvie is a revolutionary – and fast-growing – global health and lifestyle brand...

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Osborne Clarke helps pay-as-you-fly drone insurer land £12m to swoop on connected vehicle market

July 30, 2021
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Osborne Clarke helps pay-as-you-fly drone insurer land £12m to swoop on connected vehicle market

Lawyers in the Bristol office of global law firm Osborne Clarke have advised a start-up aiming to revolutionise the use of real-time data in insurance on its £12m investment.  London-based Flock said the Series A funding marked a major milestone in building a global, fully digital insurance company for...

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Pioneering app that supports breastfeeding mums to launch during World Breastfeeding Week

July 30, 2021
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Pioneering app that supports breastfeeding mums to launch during World Breastfeeding Week

LatchAid, the Bristol firm using innovative technology to revolutionise breastfeeding, is expanding further by launching its new app during World Breastfeeding Week. LatchAid, which is part of the SETsquared Bristol incubator, was set up by Dr Chen Mao Davies, an Oscar and BAFTA-winning expert in computer graphics and animation,...

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Half of region’s tech firms now doing better than in pre-Covid times, survey reveals

July 29, 2021
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Half of region’s tech firms now doing better than in pre-Covid times, survey reveals

The South West’s tech businesses have bounced back strongly from the pandemic, according to a new survey, with more than half saying they are now performing better than their pre-Covid levels. Some 96% of tech firm leaders, including founders and directors, said they were optimistic about the future with...

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Pioneering Bristol firms could miss out under Govt’s new Innovation Strategy, warns Metro Mayor

July 29, 2021
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Pioneering Bristol firms could miss out under Govt’s new Innovation Strategy, warns Metro Mayor

The government’s new Innovation Strategy, which aims to turbo charge the UK’s most pioneering businesses, will fall flat unless its key decisions are devolved to the regions, according to West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris. In his latest broadside against what he sees as over control by Westminster,...

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Bristol Business Blog: Rob Brown, tax partner, Milsted Langdon. Post-Covid changes to taxation now seem increasingly likely

July 28, 2021
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Bristol Business Blog: Rob Brown, tax partner, Milsted Langdon. Post-Covid changes to taxation now seem increasingly likely

To date, the government has spent more than £372bn on the nation’s response to Covid-19 and while much of the financial support on offer is due to end in a few months’ time, the spiralling costs have had a heavy hit on the public finances. That is why we...

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We’re ready to support ambitious firms to grow, LDC South West team says as opportunities return

July 27, 2021
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We’re ready to support ambitious firms to grow, LDC South West team says as opportunities return

The South West team of LDC, the leading mid-market private equity firm, is predicting significant growth and investment opportunities for small and mid-sized businesses over the coming year as the regional economy recovers from the pandemic. The Bristol-based team completed three deals in the first half of this year...

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