Technology

The SPARKies are back next week – with Bath’s top tech talent hoping to shine on the night

June 21, 2019
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The SPARKies are back next week – with Bath’s top tech talent hoping to shine on the night

The leading lights of Bath’s tech scene go head-to-head with rivals from Bristol and across the West of England next week at the region’s top sector-specific awards. The SPARKies – which are staged by TechSPARK, the information hub for all things tech in Bristol, Bath and the West of England – recognise the businesses...

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Key milestone for centre that will put Bath Uni in driving seat to develop ultra-green car engines

June 14, 2019
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Key milestone for centre that will put Bath Uni in driving seat to develop ultra-green car engines

The University of Bath’s £70m global centre of excellence for ultra-low emission vehicles has reached another milestone with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque by science minister Chris Skidmore. The Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) is due to open in 2021 on the Bristol & Bath Science Park – thrusting the West...

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Canadian tech giant’s surprise £79m takeover bid for SCISYS approved by directors

June 14, 2019
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Canadian tech giant’s surprise £79m takeover bid for SCISYS approved by directors

Specialist IT group SCISYS looks set to be taken over by Canadian tech giant CGI in an approved offer that values it at nearly £79m. The surprise cash offer, which has been unanimously accepted by the Chippenham-headquartered group’s directors, was revealed to shareholders this morning in announcement on the London Stock Exchange.  At 254.15p,...

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Export software firm looks ahead after being snapped up by global group

June 14, 2019
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Export software firm looks ahead after being snapped up by global group

Specialist software firm i2i Infinity, which works with exporters to provide electronic certificates of origin, has been acquired by a Switzerland-based global certification group. Shepton Mallet-based i2i Infinity provides customs compliance services to exporters and chambers of commerce using innovative proprietary software solutions.  Established in 1986 and privately owned, it employs 12 people and...

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Brexit defence strategy continues to pay off for SCISYS as it hails strong order book

June 6, 2019
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Brexit defence strategy continues to pay off for SCISYS as it hails strong order book

Specialist IT group SCISYS has said its action to avoid the impact of Brexit on its European space business was continuing to pay off with a strong order book. The Chippenham-headquartered group moved its parent company from the UK to Ireland last year to protect its EU-funded work.  At its AGM yesterday, the group...

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Head of IT appointment bolsters 1pm’s new-look senior management team

June 6, 2019
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Head of IT appointment bolsters 1pm’s new-look senior management team

Bath-based specialist lender 1pm has completed a two-year restructuring and strengthening of its senior management team with the appointment of David Jones to head its group IT, systems and innovation function. David, pictured, has had a career in IT spanning 30 years, having held a variety of senior IT roles for the past 20...

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Business backers – and inspirational speakers – sought for this year’s TEDxBath

May 17, 2019
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Business backers – and inspirational speakers – sought for this year’s TEDxBath

The organisers of TEDxBath are seeking inspirational speakers for this year’s event to explore its chosen theme of Echoes of the City from “unusual, exciting and provocative perspectives”. They are also looking to sign up sponsors from among the city’s business community. TEDx, which brings the spirit of TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) to...

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Stopping human error key to foiling cyberattacks, University of Bath research project shows

May 16, 2019
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Stopping human error key to foiling cyberattacks, University of Bath research project shows

Technology used in exercise and lifestyle apps may hold the key to getting people to change their passwords and better protect their online privacy and data, according to research carried out by the University of Bath. Over the past five years the cost of cyberattacks is reported to have risen by 67%, with the...

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Game on: Conference aims for fun way to attract talent to Bristol’s cyber-security industry

May 13, 2019
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Game on: Conference aims for fun way to attract talent to Bristol’s cyber-security industry

The world’s first ‘gamified’ cyber-security conference takes place this week in a bid to make the subject fun and engaging and attract more people into the fast-developing industry. Staged by Bristol and Bath Cyber, the event is designed to help those attending network through fun social engineering and gamification activities, take part in interactive...

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Coding school aims to help diversify IT workforce with funding scheme for women

May 2, 2019
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Coding school aims to help diversify IT workforce with funding scheme for women

IT bootcamp Mayden Academy has launched a funding scheme to encourage more women to embark on careers in coding.   The scheme will offer female students a 70% reduction in course fees on the academy’s Full Stack Track – an intensive 16-week training course for aspiring developers from non-tech backgrounds.  The course is designed...

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