Technology

Specialist IT group SciSys appoints new chief executive

December 20, 2013
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Specialist IT group SciSys appoints new chief executive

Klaus Heidrich, chief operating officer of specialist software and IT group SciSys, which has a base in Bristol, will assume the role of chief executive on January 1. He will take over from David Jones, who will remain with the group as executive director for the foreseeable future.  SciSys...

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What’s the big idea? Bristol firms urged to come up with suggestions to spark jobs and growth

December 16, 2013
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What’s the big idea? Bristol firms urged to come up with suggestions to spark jobs and growth

Ideas on the best way to create sustainable jobs and growth across the West of England are being invited from Bristol firms. The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) today launches a six-week public consultation on its Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) – a blueprint for growth over the next six years....

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Supercomputer centre logs on to give Bristol powerful test-bed for innovation

December 11, 2013
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Supercomputer centre logs on to give Bristol powerful test-bed for innovation

Bristol’s world-leading supercomputing centre, which is used to tackle major industrial and social problems, has officially started work in its new base. The massive computing power at the state-of-the-art Centre for Modelling and Simulation (CFMS) allows it to solve highly-complex calculations – making it possible to explore and test...

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National acclaim for Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub just a week after opening

December 11, 2013
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National acclaim for Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub just a week after opening

Bristol’s newly-opened Engine Shed, which houses the University of Bristol’s business incubator SETsquared, has gained recognition in a national awards scheme for its highly-connected location and the entrepreneurial heritage of the building. The Engine Shed, part of Brunel’s original station at Temple Meads, was also praised for the ‘oxygen...

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Downing Street recognition for recently-launched Bristol online store Le Shop

December 6, 2013
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The co-founders of Bristol-based online photography store Le Shop are among a select group of small business owners attending a special event at 10 Downing Street today. Virginia Allwood and Dan Martin were invited as part of celebrations for tomorrow’s Small Business Saturday, which is encouraging the public to...

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Brunel’s original Temple Meads station goes back to the future as platform for Bristol’s innovation

December 2, 2013
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Brunel’s original Temple Meads station goes back to the future as platform for Bristol’s innovation

Bristol’s ambition to be a world-class city for innovation and creativity takes a major leap forward today when Brunel’s original railway station at Temple Meads re-opens as a hi-tech enterprise hub. The Engine Shed, once Bristol’s gateway to the world, has been transformed into a modern centre to spearhead...

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Far-reaching LEP plan puts West of England’s innovation at heart of growth agenda

November 22, 2013
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Far-reaching LEP plan puts West of England’s innovation at heart of growth agenda

An ambitious plan is being drawn up to harness Bristol and the West of England’s creativity and innovation to potentially create more than 100,000 jobs over the next 17 years. The emphasis will be on five key sectors spanning digital to aerospace, and in which the area is already...

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Don’t miss out on the taxman’s generosity over research and development spending

November 15, 2013
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Don’t miss out on the taxman’s generosity over research and development spending

West firms are being advised to check whether they qualify for valuable tax credits under the Government’s research and development (R&D) scheme. West accountancy firm Milsted Langdon, which has an office in Bristol, says many firms are unaware they are eligible for the scheme which increases tax relief against...

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National accolade recognises innovation at Bristol accountants Evans & Partners

November 15, 2013
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National accolade recognises innovation at Bristol accountants Evans & Partners

Bristol accountancy practice Evans & Partners is celebrating after winning the title of Overall Firm of the Year 2013 at the national 2020 Innovation Awards for Accountants. The firm beat 500 firms from across the UK to collect the prestigious award, which recognises “brilliant client service, an innovative approach...

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Bristol’s pioneering robot project to offer glimpse of tomorrow’s world

November 15, 2013
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Bristol’s pioneering robot project to offer glimpse of tomorrow’s world

Young people will get the chance to be creative with computers tomorrow at an event in Bristol aimed at combating the skills shortage in electrical and electronic engineering and computer science. Students from the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Engineering have collaborated with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT...

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Pioneering collaboration could put Bristol at centre of 3D printing revolution

November 11, 2013
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Pioneering collaboration could put Bristol at centre of 3D printing revolution

Two Bristol firms have joined forces with international tech group Renishaw, based just outside the city, to break new ground in 3D printing, a pioneering process with the potential to revolutionise manufacturing. While 3D printing has been around for some years, because it is not repeatable on a large...

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Robot firm programmed for expansion after landing Santander social enterprise award

November 8, 2013
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Robot firm programmed for expansion after landing Santander social enterprise award

Bristol-based social enterprise Restech has won £10,000 to help fund the expansion of its robotic education workshops. Restech (Robotic Educational Systems and Technology), based at the Bristol & Bath Science Park, provides fun and inspiring workshops to schools and local young people on robotics, computer science and programming. The...

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More growth in the pipeline for CableCom following takeover

November 1, 2013
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More growth in the pipeline for CableCom following takeover

Fast-growing specialist internet and digital media services provider CableCom is preparing for further expansion following its acquisition earlier this week. Independent private equity house Inflexion paid an undisclosed amount for the firm, based near Clevedon, providing an exit for owners ISIS Equity Partners and its management. They had acquired...

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