Technology

London innovation showcase puts Bath tech start-ups in the spotlight

June 9, 2017
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London innovation showcase puts Bath tech start-ups in the spotlight

Two of Bath’s most exciting hi-tech, high growth potential start-ups have been showcased to big name corporates at a high-profile event in London. The pair took part in the Open Innovation Showcase organised by SETsquared, the global number one university business incubation programme run by a partnership of the universities including Bath. Vaccines Without...

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The LAST WORD: Nick Sturge, regional chairman, Institute of Directors

June 2, 2017
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The LAST WORD: Nick Sturge, regional chairman, Institute of Directors

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Nick Sturge, South West regional chairman of the Institute of Directors, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? I’ve been watching OJ: Made in America, which has...

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Conference will tackle ‘woeful’ lack of diversity in region’s tech sector

May 26, 2017
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Conference will tackle ‘woeful’ lack of diversity in region’s tech sector

Diversity in the West of England’s burgeoning tech sector will come under the spotlight at a major event next month. Called DIVERSITY? and taking place on Saturday June 24 at Bristol’s Watershed media centre, it will bring together a wide range of people from across the region who are keen to increase diversity in...

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University of Bath’s research championed as UK’s top global ‘tech challenger’

May 19, 2017
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University of Bath’s research championed as UK’s top global ‘tech challenger’

World-class research and a spirit of collaboration have earned the University of Bath a place in a prestigious global ranking of ‘tech challenger’ universities. The university, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, is one of only two UK universities listed by Times Higher Education (THE) in its table. The THE describes tech challenger...

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Get your skates on! There’s just a week left to enter the 2017 SPARKies

May 12, 2017
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The cream of Bath’s tech and digital cluster have just a week left to submit their nominations for The 2017 SPARKies, the awards showcasing the region’s best start-ups, founders, entrepreneurs and mentors. West of England tech sector group TechSPARK, which stages the awards, has also revealed the line-up of expert judges and announced that...

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Bright sparks of Bath’s tech and digital cluster urged to enter SPARKies awards

May 5, 2017
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Bright sparks of Bath’s tech and digital cluster urged to enter SPARKies awards

The 2017 SPARKies awards have been launched with the ambition of shining a light on the very best people, products and companies in the Bath and Bristol’s digital and tech sectors. Now in their fifth year, the awards showcase the region’s start-ups, founders, entrepreneurs and mentors and highlight the best companies and innovations. They...

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SCISYS earns ‘game-changing’ place on Met Police’s supplier framework

April 28, 2017
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SCISYS earns ‘game-changing’ place on Met Police’s supplier framework

Shares in specialist IT firm SCISYS rose today after it revealed it had won a place on the Metropolitan Police’s new supplier framework – a move it described as a “game-changer” in is relationship with the force. Chippenham-based SCISYS, which provides highly specialised software and IT services to organisations across the space, defence, media...

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Bath innovators named on exclusive list of top entrepreneurs

April 7, 2017
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Bath innovators named on exclusive list of top entrepreneurs

A dozen entrepreneurs from Bath have been named on an exclusive list of the top 50 innovators helped by SETsquared, the global number one university business incubator. SETsquared, which is backed by a number of universities including the University of Bath, supports high-growth tech companies that have significant economic impact. Member firms have collectively...

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Business West calls for ‘bold vision’ from Metro Mayor in devolution manifesto

April 7, 2017
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Business West calls for ‘bold vision’ from Metro Mayor in devolution manifesto

The West of England’s new Metro Mayor must have a “bold social and economic vision” for the region, its largest business organisation is demanding in its devolution manifesto. Business West, which includes the West of England Initiative, has identified 10 key points that the mayor will need to translate into an integrated plan of...

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Hunt for Bath’s happiest workplace gets underway

April 7, 2017
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Hunt for Bath’s happiest workplace gets underway

Staff in the Bath area’s most cheerful offices and workspaces are being urged to showcase what makes them so special as the region’s unique happiest workplace contest gets underway for the third year. Staged by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA and supported by Bath Business News and its sister titles, the Happiest...

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