Technology

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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Shaw & Co races past £500m deal-value mark as it prepares for nationwide expansion

November 24, 2023
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Shaw & Co races past £500m deal-value mark as it prepares for nationwide expansion

Bristol-based corporate finance advisory firm Shaw & Co has passed the significant milestone of handling transactions worth half-a-billion pounds following its two most recent deals. The firm, founded by Jim Shaw, pictured, 12 years ago, has since become a key player in the market, helping the owners of small...

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European data transformation market disruptor bags $15.9m investment with help from ICON

November 23, 2023
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European data transformation market disruptor bags $15.9m investment with help from ICON

ICON Corporate Finance, the Bristol-headquartered tech-focused investment bank, has advised a fast-growing Belgian automated data transformation company on its $15.9m (£13.1m) funding round as it prepares to enter the UK market. Led by London-based Octopus Ventures, the investment will enable VaultSpeed to expand its strong international presence with a...

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Autumn Statement 2023: Regional political reaction

November 22, 2023
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Autumn Statement 2023: Regional political reaction

West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris attacked Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement for failing to tackle key, long-standing issues for the region. The Labour mayor, pictured, who leads the West of England Combined Authority, said: “After 13 years of Conservative Government, the question West of England residents will...

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Autumn Statement 2023: Bristol business reaction

November 22, 2023
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Autumn Statement 2023: Bristol business reaction

Bristol business figures have reacted to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement.  Albert Goodman chartered accountants’ Bristol-based tax specialist Sam Wood, pictured, said reducing the SME R&D intensity ratio requirement from 40% to 30% may help benefit a further 5,000 SMEs access cash credits. “This is a somewhat positive step...

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Autumn Statement 2023: Key points . . .

November 22, 2023
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Autumn Statement 2023: Key points . . .

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has delivered his Autumn Statement. The key points were: The statement included 110 measures to boost the economy by £20bn a year, according to Mr Hunt. All alcohol duties frozen.  Benefits to go up by 6.7% next year, based on the inflation rate for September. Increase in...

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Firm’s AR product means nursing students can use their phones to get ‘under the skin’ to practice

November 17, 2023
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Firm’s AR product means nursing students can use their phones to get ‘under the skin’ to practice

Limbs & Things, the Bristol-based medical simulator company, has harnessed the power of augmented reality (AR) for its latest training device in a move it hopes will revolutionise the way nursing students learn. Its ART (Augmented Reality Training) product works with everyday tablets and smartphones to show a 3D,...

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Bristol software developer named among UK’s rapid-growth tech firms for second year in a row

November 17, 2023
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Bristol software developer named among UK’s rapid-growth tech firms for second year in a row

Deazy, the Bristol specialist software firm, has been ranked as one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech businesses for the second year in running. The firm, which launched in 2016 with a mission to make development easy, appears at number 40 in the 2023 UK Technology Fast 50 league table,...

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More space for Bristol’s tech and science entrepreneurs as innovation centre gears up for expansion

November 17, 2023
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More space for Bristol’s tech and science entrepreneurs as innovation centre gears up for expansion

A Bristol innovation hub aimed at tech and science start-ups and scale-ups is to expand next year to provide more lab and workshop space. Future Space, pictured, has helped generate millions of pounds of investment for its member firms and create hundreds of high-value jobs since it opened as...

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