Technology

West’s best directors sought for awards that champion excellence and enterprise

February 21, 2014
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West’s best directors sought for awards that champion excellence and enterprise

West firms of all sizes are being urged to enter their directors in the region’s top award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The South West Institute of Directors (IoD) Awards 2014 celebrate the achievements of the region’s outstanding business people and their contribution to the its...

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How we lead in fostering student innovation: UWE vice-chancellor to speak on high-profile panel

February 21, 2014
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How we lead in fostering student innovation: UWE vice-chancellor to speak on high-profile panel

UWE vice-chancellor Professor Steve West has been selected to take part in a panel debate on how best to foster student innovation and entrepreneurship. Chaired by Guardian Universities editor Judy Friedberg at The Guardian University Forum 2014, the panel will consider the role universities play in nurturing student entrepreneurship...

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Pioneering software system proves hot stuff for cold storage warehouse

February 21, 2014
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Pioneering software system proves hot stuff for cold storage warehouse

Portishead-based bespoke software developer Amethyst Systems has secured a major contract that is already revolutionising the UK’s most advanced cold storage facility, enabling it to move a record number of pallets. Amethyst has completely overhauled Freezeserve’s warehouse system in Liverpool, replacing its existing SAP-based system with state-of-the-art technology that...

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China trade mission will showcase Bristol’s green, tech and creative innovation

February 14, 2014
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China trade mission will showcase Bristol’s green, tech and creative innovation

Bristol’s innovation in the green, hi-tech and creative industries is to be championed in China through a unique trade mission which aims to open up valuable new markets for businesses in these key sectors. Taking the ‘Smart Cities’ concept as its theme, the November visit will give 10 Bristol...

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Royal seal of approval for Bristol’s tech innovation as Duke of York visits

February 14, 2014
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Royal seal of approval for Bristol’s tech innovation as Duke of York visits

Bristol’s emerging role as a national crucible for tech innovation received royal approval this week when the Duke of York visited the city. The Duke, who has a keen interest in technology and knowledge transfer, met fledging and established tech companies on Monday when he toured Bristol’s recently-opened Engine...

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UWE launches £4m fund to boost innovation among West businesses

February 12, 2014
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UWE launches £4m fund to boost innovation among West businesses

Innovative West businesses working on pioneering research and development projects can apply for financial help through a £4m innovation fund launched today by the University of the West of England (UWE). Grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 will be available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as...

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Growth Fund invests £1m into leading-edge Bristol wireless tech company

February 10, 2014
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Growth Fund invests £1m into leading-edge Bristol wireless tech company

Blu Wireless Technology (BWT), one of Bristol’s leading hi-tech companies, has received £1m to accelerate development and marketing of its innovative wireless technology. Technology pioneered by the firm, which is based at the city’s Engine Shed tech and digital sector hub, is being used in emerging communications markets such...

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Royal visit will showcase Bristol’s pioneering work in robotics research

February 7, 2014
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Royal visit will showcase Bristol’s pioneering work in robotics research

Key innovations that are putting Bristol at the leading edge of global robotics research will be demonstrated to the Duke of York when he visits Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) on Monday. BRL is the UK’s leading and largest academic centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research and home to a vibrant...

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Chip giant Intel plugs Bristol into global network for high-performance computing

February 7, 2014
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Chip giant Intel plugs Bristol into global network for high-performance computing

Bristol’s reputation as an innovative centre for advanced computing has been strengthened by microchip giant Intel’s decision to select the University of Bristol as its first UK centre for parallel computing. The US tech group is establishing a network of Intel Parallel Computing Centers (IPCCs) across the world with...

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‘Significant’ growth forecast for Bristol’s economy as its tech and creative sectors lead the way

January 24, 2014
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‘Significant’ growth forecast for Bristol’s economy as its tech and creative sectors lead the way

Bristol is poised for “significant” economic expansion over the next five years, out-performing even London in the pace of its growth, new research shows. The city’s burgeoning information and communications technology (ICT) sector and its established role as a centre for professional, scientific and technical expertise will pave the...

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Order boost puts SciSys on launch pad for further growth this year

January 24, 2014
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Order boost puts SciSys on launch pad for further growth this year

A healthy intake of orders at the end of last year has given specialist software and IT group SciSys a “solid opening” to 2014, it said today, while also signalling that it would look for further acquisitions. The international group, which works with governments, media groups, defence companies and...

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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

January 24, 2014
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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

Accountants PwC have launched their annual search for the region’s best companies with the 2014 West of England Business of the Year Awards – the region’s most prestigious business accolades. Previous winners of the awards, now in their 26th year, read like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected...

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Tech deals drive Temple Bright’s national ambition

January 17, 2014
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Tech deals drive Temple Bright’s national ambition

Innovative Bristol law firm Temple Bright has rounded off a period of strong growth by delivering another significant tech sector deal in the same quarter that its partner numbers topped 20 for the first time. The firm opened in Bristol in 2010 and launched an office in London’s Tech...

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