Technology

Software innovator SciSys buoyed by £1m RNLI lifeboat contract extension

October 7, 2014
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Software innovator SciSys buoyed by £1m RNLI lifeboat contract extension

Specialist software firm SciSys has landed a £1m extension to a contract to supply its innovative technology to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). The Chippenham-based firm was originally contracted to supply system and information management (SIMS) systems for the first 11 vessels in the RNLI’s latest class of lifeboat, the Shannon, pictured. The...

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Innovation showcase will thrust pair of Bath tech firms into the spotlight

September 25, 2014
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Innovation showcase will thrust pair of Bath tech firms into the spotlight

Bath firms Zynstra and Genius Digital will be among 14 West of England tech innovators taking centre stage next week when the San Francisco-inspired OpenCo festival is staged in the region. The free event will showcase leading technology businesses and organisations from Bristol and Bath, putting the cities at the heart of the UK’s...

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SciSys on launchpad for more growth after profits soar by 86%

September 24, 2014
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SciSys on launchpad for more growth after profits soar by 86%

Specialist software group SciSys has signalled more acquisitions after it reported interim pre-tax profits up by 86% and a strong order book. The profits rise to £1.3m at the Chippenham-headquartered international business was achieved despite revenues for the six months to June 30 dipping by 1% to £21.1m. Chairman Mike Love, pictured, said the...

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Call for Bath’s tech pioneers to compete against region’s brightest sparks in prestigious awards

September 19, 2014
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Call for Bath’s tech pioneers to compete against region’s brightest sparks in prestigious awards

Bath’s hi-tech innovators are being urged to enter an awards scheme that aims to find the best tech firms in the West. The SPARKies will showcase the leading people, products and companies that make up the tech industry across a region spreading from Swindon to Bath, Bristol and Gloucestershire. Due to rising interest in...

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Bath firms get chance to join world’s leading multicore innovators at major conference

September 19, 2014
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Bath firms get chance to join world’s leading multicore innovators at major conference

Bath tech firms are being invited to join major tech industry names such as Intel and Huawei at an upcoming conference in the region which will highlight the latest advancements in multicore – the technology integral to the development of cutting-edge innovations such as autonomous cars, robots and next-generation mobile phones. Now in its...

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Bath Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

September 19, 2014
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Bath Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

Bath Business News has teamed up with the region’s biggest business exhibition, Business Showcase South West, as it prepares to return for a second year. Business Showcase South West 2015 (BSSW 2015) will build on the success of the inaugural event earlier this year which attracted nearly 2,000 attendees, exhibitors and big-name speakers including...

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SciSys lands Mars rover software contract worth €2m

September 16, 2014
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SciSys lands Mars rover software contract worth €2m

IT innovator SciSys has secured a €2m (£1.59m) order to develop software for the next Mars rover as part of the European Space Agency’s 2018 mission to the red planet. The Chippenham-based firm, which has its roots in the space industry, will work on the vehicle visual localisation flight software (VISLOC) responsible for self-localising...

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Bath’s tech pioneers to be showcased as region is chosen to host national innovation festival

September 8, 2014
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Bath’s tech pioneers to be showcased as region is chosen to host national innovation festival

Two of Bath’s most innovative businesses are to be showcased in a national innovation festival that will put the Bath and Bristol region in the spotlight as one of the UK’s leading hi-tech centres. Cloud pioneer Zynstra and Genius Digital, which collects and analyses data for the TV industry, are among 14 business and...

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IPL to develop red-tape busting IT system for Government contracts

September 5, 2014
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IPL to develop red-tape busting IT system for Government contracts

Bath-based IT services company IPL has been appointed to help develop a new system that makes it easier for small firms to bid for Government contracts. The new version of Contracts Finder will support commercial reforms introduced under the Government’s flagship programme aiming to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Government wants to...

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Bath Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Does your business have the right skills to grow?

September 5, 2014
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Bath Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Does your business have the right skills to grow?

By Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP What will your business look like three years from now? Do your existing staff have the right mix of skills to help your business flourish? Do you have the right recruitment and workforce development strategy in place? If you find any of these questions...

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