Technology

Bath tech firm Actual Experience plans global digital revolution

January 23, 2015
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Bath tech firm Actual Experience plans global digital revolution

Actual Experience, the small Bath-based digital supply chain management firm, plans to become “truly global” within a year as it prepares to sign contracts with international blue-chip businesses, its co-founder predicts. Chief executive Dave Page, pictured, the Bath-based entrepreneur who helped launch the innovative firm in 2009, said it was poised to revolutionise the...

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2014 ended on ‘a whimper’ for West firms as business confidence evaporated, survey reveals

January 13, 2015
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2014 ended on ‘a whimper’ for West firms as business confidence evaporated, survey reveals

Confidence among West of England businesses petered out at the end of 2014 and has started the new year lower than at any time over the previous 12 months, new research shows. Domestic sales, cashflow and recruitment expectations all fell during the fourth quarter, according to results of the latest business survey by Business...

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University of Bath gains funding for world-class research into next-generation semiconductors

January 9, 2015
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University of Bath gains funding for world-class research into next-generation semiconductors

The University of Bath is to play a key role in helping the UK develop a hub to manufacture next-generation advanced semiconductor materials. Along with the universities of Bristol, Sheffield and Strathclyde and industrial partners, it has received £2.65m from the Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to fund research into advanced manufacturing techniques for nano-engineered...

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Innovative software firm signals more growth after securing new investment

January 8, 2015
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Innovative software firm signals more growth after securing new investment

Aria Networks, the leading-edge Chippenham-based tech firm, is planning to strengthen its lead in the fast-growing Software Defined Networking (SDN) market after securing further investment. The firm, whose customers include major US and European telecoms companies, cloud and datacentre operators, and social network providers, is already ahead of its SDN rivals. Its products, developed...

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Development deal struck with US firm by Vectura for its pioneering asthma treatment

January 8, 2015
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Development deal struck with US firm by Vectura for its pioneering asthma treatment

Vectura, the Chippenham-based drug development firm, has extended further extended its global network of blue-chip collaborators by signing a licence agreement with a major US biotech company. Vectura will exclusively develop anti-inflammatory therapies for the treatment of asthma/ chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for Janssen Biotech under the agreement. Vectura said the collaboration would...

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Thrings looks for virtual advantage with interactive images on Google

January 8, 2015
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Thrings looks for virtual advantage with interactive images on Google

Thrings has become the first law firm in Bath to include an interactive, 3D virtual tour of its office in the city on Google – a move it believes gives it a commercial advantage over its rivals. Anyone searching for Thrings on Google will see high quality, 360-degree photographs of the firm’s main client-facing...

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SciSys snaps up innovative app firm as it looks for growth in retail sector

December 18, 2014
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SciSys snaps up innovative app firm as it looks for growth in retail sector

Chippenham-based specialist IT group SciSys is expanding into the retail industry following the acquisition of a small software application development firm. SciSys, which works in sectors spanning space, defence, media and government, is paying a maximum of £3.2m for Leicester-based Xibis, which it expects to be immediately earnings-enhancing. SciSys said the Xibis has a...

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University of Bath’s world-leading research recognised in major new report

December 18, 2014
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University of Bath’s world-leading research recognised in major new report

The University of Bath’s standing as one of the UK’s leading centres for industry-related research has been further enhanced by a major new national report which classified 87% of its work as world-leading. The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) place the university 13th in the research quality ranking of UK universities,...

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Broadband quality – not speed – critical factor, Bath tech firm’s data reveals

December 11, 2014
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Broadband quality – not speed – critical factor, Bath tech firm’s data reveals

Bath-based digital supply chain management firm Actual Experience has helped telecoms industry regulator Ofcom compile a major report which debunks the view that slow broadband speeds are holding back the economy. Instead, the quality of the broadband is far more important for the majority of users, Ofcom concludes. As a result it has called...

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Coveted West of England Business of the Year Awards launched to find region’s top company

December 8, 2014
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Coveted West of England Business of the Year Awards launched to find region’s top company

The annual search for the region’s best companies has started with the launch of accountants PwC’s widely-respected West of England Business of the Year Awards 2015. Now in their 27th year, the eagerly-contested awards are the most prestigious in the region by far – previous winners read like a who’s who of the West’s...

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