Technology

Out of this world: SETsquared enterprise partnership wins global accolade for third time in a row

November 7, 2019
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Out of this world: SETsquared enterprise partnership wins global accolade for third time in a row

SETsquared, the unique enterprise partnership backed by the University of Bath, has been named as the world’s number one university business incubator for the third consecutive time. It beat off challenges from more than 1,500 incubators and accelerator programmes in 78 countries across the globe to claim the title once more in the contest...

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Funding for pioneering Bath firm seeking to harness the power of AI to boost worker productivity

November 1, 2019
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Funding for pioneering Bath firm seeking to harness the power of AI to boost worker productivity

Bath-based Flourish Zone, which aims to revolutionise the global workplace wellbeing and coaching industry with the use of artificial intelligence (AI), is a step closer to realising its ambitions thanks to a £140,000 investment. The firm will use the funds, from the Bristol Private Equity Club (BPEC), to add the finishing touches to its proprietary technology,...

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International gathering of innovative cities showcases Bath’s creative and tech projects

November 1, 2019
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International gathering of innovative cities showcases Bath’s creative and tech projects

Bath’s creativity and innovation has been championed at a major international gathering of civic leaders aimed at driving collaboration between cities across the world. The 2019 Asia-Europe CICA (Creative Innovation Cities Alliance) Mayors’ Summit, staged earlier this week in Gwangju, South Korea, brought together leaders from Europe and Asia – with West of England...

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Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

October 14, 2019
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Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

The woman who ran a female-only software business in the 1960s and strived to change the gender makeup of the technology sector is set to inspire a new generation of women in business as the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to the West of England today. Dame Stephanie Shirley, now 85, pictured below,...

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Free essential cyber security workshop for Bath’s small businesses

October 9, 2019
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Free essential cyber security workshop for Bath’s small businesses

Bath businesses looking to protect their systems and data from cyber breaches and attacks can find out more at a free workshop next week. Business growth consultancy Cool Ventures has teamed up with Avon and Somerset Police’s cyber security team to stage the event called Essential Cyber Security for Small Businesses on Tuesday.  Insurance...

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Green light for SCISYS’ £79m takeover by Canadian tech group

October 2, 2019
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Green light for SCISYS’ £79m takeover by Canadian tech group

Specialist IT group SCISYS’s £78.9m acquisition by Canadian tech giant CGI has been given the go-ahead by UK competition watchdogs. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it had decided not to refer the deal to a phase 2 investigation based on the information available to it.  The CMA launched its merger inquiry on...

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Tech scale-up expert joins Bath growth consultancy as managing director

October 1, 2019
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Tech scale-up expert joins Bath growth consultancy as managing director

Bath-based equity growth consultancy Cowderoy Consulting has appointed Emma Sinden as its new managing partner.  Emma, pictured right, will jointly run the business with founder Jenny Cowderoy as well as lead a growing team of associates to deliver on the visions of their business clients and achieve their equity targets.  In her previous role...

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More opportunities for University of Bath students through new agreement with CERN project

September 26, 2019
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More opportunities for University of Bath students through new agreement with CERN project

University of Bath students studying subjects ranging from computer science to architecture are to benefit from a new agreement with a long-running experiment group based at CERN, the world-leading physics research organisation. Under the agreement, the university’s Faculty of Engineering & Design has become an affiliate member of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment,...

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Investment puts Bath digital map pioneer on road to success

September 20, 2019
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Investment puts Bath digital map pioneer on road to success

Bath-based digital map and data platform firm Living Map is en route for strong growth after receiving investment of £2.6m to enable it to launch a new software package. The move will enable its technology to be adopted by a much wider audience, including large indoor venues such as airports, retail sites, hospitals and...

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SCISYS takeover on course for completion as its half-year results show ‘solid’ performance

September 20, 2019
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SCISYS takeover on course for completion as its half-year results show ‘solid’ performance

Specialist IT group SCISYS expects its £79m acquisition by Canadian tech giant CGI to be completed before the end of this year it said this week as it revealed a 2% increase in half-year revenues. Directors at the Chippenham-headquartered group, which supplies innovative software and IT services to the space, government, media, commerce and...

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