Technology

Bath takes its UK-leading strength in technology to heart of London’s Tech City

July 21, 2014
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Bath takes its UK-leading strength in technology to heart of London’s Tech City

Bath’s thriving digital cluster – and one of its leading up-and-coming businesses – have been championed to an audience of national investors at a Tech City UK event in London. Bath, along with Bristol, was one of five tech clusters from across the UK to be invited to present at the Tech City UK...

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Pioneering car parking system drives into UK market with Bath entrepreneur at the wheel

July 18, 2014
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Pioneering car parking system drives into UK market with Bath entrepreneur at the wheel

Bath entrepreneur Nick Child, whose previous businesses have spanned electric vehicles, communications and electrical goods, is turning his talent to a revolutionary underground parking system. Mr Child, pictured, has taken on the role of managing director of Cardok UK, an arm of the Swiss firm behind the innovative Cardok hydraulic lift system which allows...

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Bath innovators Zynstra on launch pad for further growth after securing £4.9m investment

July 15, 2014
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Bath innovators Zynstra on launch pad for further growth after securing £4.9m investment

Zynstra, the Bath-based cloud pioneer, has received funding worth $8.4m (£4.9m) to continue its growth, invest in further innovative products and enter the North American market. The funding takes investment at the firm, based at Bath’s SETsquared innovation hub – which is supported by the University of Bath – to just over $12.5m (£7.3m)...

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Bath tech firm Actual Experience strengthens board with appointment of former OFT chief

July 11, 2014
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Former Office of Fair Trading and Oftel director general Sir Bryan Carsberg has joined fast-growing Bath-based tech firm Actual Experience as a non-executive director. Sir Bryan, one of the leading figures in the UK communications industry, has held board positions with Cable & Wireless, Inmarsat and RM. He has been instrumental in introducing competition...

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Environment Agency awards £9m flood defence contract to Bath software firm IPL

July 11, 2014
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IPL, the Bath-based software and IT services company IPL, has been awarded a £9m framework contract by the Environment Agency to implement a new system to manage the upkeep of its flood and coastal defence assets. The four-year programme, secured with Bristol-based Manhattan Atrium, will enable the Environment Agency to focus more funds on...

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Business West welcomes Local Growth Deal funding but says more investment must follow in future

July 7, 2014
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Business West welcomes Local Growth Deal funding but says more investment must follow in future

Business West, the organisation that runs the Bath Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the allocation of £86.2m of Government investment to accelerate economic growth and create 5,000 jobs in the area. But it said the city’s business community still needed to make sure future funding was secured under the Local Growth Deal to secure long-term...

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From broadband to robots: Full details of projects benefiting from new Govt funding

July 7, 2014
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From broadband to robots: Full details of projects benefiting from new Govt funding

The Government has announced funding of £86.2m for the West of England under its Local Growth Deal. This money is for projects to start in 2015/16 and 2016/17. The key projects to benefit will be: Terabit West – £15m A world-first project to ensure that the West is positioned at the forefront of groundbreaking,...

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£86m for West of England economy to create thousands of jobs – but Bath’s Innovation Quay misses out

July 7, 2014
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£86m for West of England economy to create thousands of jobs – but Bath’s Innovation Quay misses out

The Bristol and Bath area is to receive £86.2m of Government funding to accelerate economic growth and create 5,000 jobs. The investment, under the Government’s first Local Growth Deal, will go to the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to spend on key economy-boosting projects. In the Bath area these will include a...

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Council leader praises SETsquared for putting Bath on global innovation map

July 4, 2014
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Council leader praises SETsquared for putting Bath on global innovation map

Innovation hub SETsquared’s ranking as the top university business incubator in Europe and second best in the world has been welcomed by Bath & North East Somerset Council leader Paul Crossley. As reported on Bath Business News last week, the centre achieved international recognition in the University Business Incubator (UBI) Index, which benchmarks incubators...

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Bath Uni backs £16.5m hi-tech enterprise zone to be set up at UWE Bristol

July 3, 2014
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Bath Uni backs £16.5m hi-tech enterprise zone to be set up at UWE Bristol

The West of England is to be home to one of the UK’s first four University Enterprise Zones to help the next generation of hi-tech companies set up and expand. Backed by the University of Bath, the zone is expected to create more than 500 jobs and generate £50m for the local economy. From...

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