Technology

Major Chinese recruitment deal for Bath-based Artificial Intelligence trailblazer

August 1, 2019
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Major Chinese recruitment deal for Bath-based Artificial Intelligence trailblazer

Bath-based Artificial Intelligence pioneer firm Cognisess has signed a deal potentially worth millions of pounds to supply its expertise to the second-biggest recruitment company in China. Beijing-based Zhaopin, which operates online and has more than 140m candidates on its books, called on Cognisess to help it better understand the best roles for students.  Cognisess’...

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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

August 1, 2019
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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

Innovative companies from the Bath area are being invited to pitch to investors for financial support from £100,000 up to £2m.  PitchFest South West provides ambitious businesses with an intensive expert training and investment programme designed to help them become both pitch and investment ready.  They then get to pitch to a group of...

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Industrial Strategy unveiled to harness potential of West of England’s innovation and creativity

July 22, 2019
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Industrial Strategy unveiled to harness potential of West of England’s innovation and creativity

The first-ever industrial blueprint for the West of England has been launched with the aim of building on the area’s unique creativity, collaboration and ingenuity to secure sustainable growth. Among ideas suggested in the strategy are connecting researchers, businesses and residents through a Global Centre of Innovation Excellence to focus the area’s innovative strengths...

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Pair join Systemagic as it celebrates 20th anniversary with more growth

July 18, 2019
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Pair join Systemagic as it celebrates 20th anniversary with more growth

IT support firm Systemagic has appointed two new employees to its team as it continues a year of growth. Hayley Dixon takes on the new role of business and finance administrator at the Bradford on Avon-based firm while Emily Rigg becomes its first female technician.  Hayley has more than 10 years’ experience in customer-facing roles...

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Bath Business News photo gallery: Institute of Directors South West Director of the Year Awards

July 5, 2019
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The Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards celebrated best business practice, with the winners demonstrating the breadth and depth of talent in the region’s boardrooms. Winners ranged from the West of England’s largest bus operator to a recycling firm behind a state-of-the-art waste handling centre and a fast-growing recruitment. The...

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Technology festival launched to create joined-up showcase of region’s tech strength

July 1, 2019
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Technology festival launched to create joined-up showcase of region’s tech strength

Bath firms are being urged to take part in a new showcase of the West of England’s world-class tech sector. Bristol Technology Festival, which will run from November 2 to 10, aims to raise the profile of the region’s tech sector locally, nationally and internationally and bring together a wide range of existing and...

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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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