Technology

Metro Mayor on the ball as he joins We The Curious’s robot revolution

May 28, 2021
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Metro Mayor on the ball as he joins We The Curious’s robot revolution

Robot football players met newly elected Metro Mayor Dan Norris as they took part in a futuristic soccer tournament at Bristol’s We The Curious science centre. Ahead of the bank holiday weekend and half term the Metro Mayor visited the educational tourism attraction and personalised his own robot ahead of...

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Bristol’s much-needed new science and engineering centre takes shape as demand for space continues

May 28, 2021
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Bristol’s much-needed new science and engineering centre takes shape as demand for space continues

Specialist laboratory facilities, services and support for Bristol’s expanding science and engineering ecosystem have come a step closer as construction of the city’s £6m deep tech incubator passes the half-way mark. The 30,000 sq ft incubator in Old Market will house up to 250 highly skilled workers in the...

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Bristol joint second UK city for strength of its tech industry, report shows

May 28, 2021
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Bristol joint second UK city for strength of its tech industry, report shows

Bristol has again been hailed as one of the UK’s top tech hotspots – this time in a report by electronics retailer Carphone Warehouse. The city, which often heads national rankings for its tech strength, particularly in areas such as virtual reality, joins London and Edinburgh in Carphone Warehouse’s...

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£1.4m for Bristol biotech firm aiming to take gene therapy ‘paradigm shift’ from lab to clinic

May 28, 2021
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£1.4m for Bristol biotech firm aiming to take gene therapy ‘paradigm shift’ from lab to clinic

A pioneering Bristol medical firm working at the leading edge of gene therapy to combat a range of illnesses has secured funding of more than £1.4m. Clifton-based Argonaute RNA aims to use the power of RNA interference (RNAi) to create ground-breaking medicines that harness the body’s natural cell mechanisms...

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Major programme to help Bristol firms develop low-carbon and sustainable technology

May 27, 2021
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Major programme to help Bristol firms develop low-carbon and sustainable technology

A business support programme showing how small and medium-sized Bristol firms can benefit from sustainable innovation has been launched by world-leading business incubator SETsquared and the University of Bath. The three-year programme, which has been funded by the European Regional Development and available for firms based in the West...

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Partnership backed by Bristol firms to support businesses mulling staff ownership

May 26, 2021
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Partnership backed by Bristol firms to support businesses mulling staff ownership

A new partnership that includes national law firm TLT and ethical bank Triodos’s UK business – both based Bristol – is seeking to support growth of employee ownership. Backed by the Employee Ownership Association, the partnership will share its members’ collective insight and expertise on the benefits of staff...

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Bristol Business Blog: West of England Combined Authority. Dream big with trade to the EU and global markets

May 24, 2021
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Bristol Business Blog: West of England Combined Authority. Dream big with trade to the EU and global markets

The opportunities for business growth and expansion through trade are huge. If you’re thinking about trading with the EU and other markets, or want to continue trading, there are rules you need to follow for importing and exporting. It can be overwhelming, but the West of England Combined Authority’s...

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Record investment for SETsquared firms as incubator shrugs off pandemic-induced market turmoil

May 21, 2021
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Record investment for SETsquared firms as incubator shrugs off pandemic-induced market turmoil

Businesses based at SETsquared, the acclaimed incubator backed by the University of Bristol, raised record levels of investment last year despite the coronavirus pandemic’s huge impact on financial markets. Funding from private and public sources totalled £616m, up 40% on 2019. Private investment accounted for 90% of the total...

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Canadian software firm builds UK presence with £12m Bristol proptech acquisition

May 21, 2021
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Canadian software firm builds UK presence with £12m Bristol proptech acquisition

Bristol market-disrupting specialist software firm Terrafirma has been bought by a leading international business in the sector for £12m. Terrafirma, which is based at Aztec West, specialises in identifying ground hazards which may have been hidden for years.  Its team of geologists, soil scientists and mining engineers have developed...

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Call for Bristol firms to take part in UK’s largest ever Race at Work Survey

May 14, 2021
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Call for Bristol firms to take part in UK’s largest ever Race at Work Survey

Bristol businesses are being urged to join hundreds of employers from across the UK by taking part in the country’s largest survey of race in the workplace. City-based DAS Group, Loungers, Osborne Clarke, OVO Energy and Unite Students are already signed up to complete the survey, which is being...

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Bristol and West of England China Bureau to put focus on fintech for its next webinar

May 7, 2021
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Bristol and West of England China Bureau to put focus on fintech for its next webinar

Fintech will be the theme of the next Bristol and West of England China Bureau webinar. The Zoom session, The West of England FinTech Ecosystem – Technology-Driven Innovation, takes place on Thursday, May 13, from 9am-10.30am. Bureau director of business initiatives Richard Lowe, who will be chairing the event,...

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Adventure park looks to future – and aims to cut out the middleman – by embracing cryptocurrencies

May 7, 2021
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Adventure park looks to future – and aims to cut out the middleman – by embracing cryptocurrencies

A family tourist attraction on Bristol’s doorstep has become the first in the South West to allow visitors to pay for their tickets using cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park at Keynsham now accepts Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Dai, Litecoin and USD coin having recently...

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California calling for rapid-growth Bristol tech recruiter Paratus People after record year

May 6, 2021
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California calling for rapid-growth Bristol tech recruiter Paratus People after record year

Fast-growing Bristol specialist recruitment firm Paratus People has expanded into the US by opening an office in one of its tech hotspots. The base in Santa Clara, California, the firm’s fourth office opening since it launched just five years ago. It also has bases in Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands. ...

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