Technology

Far Eastern promise for Bath agri-tech firms through Innovate UK’s China trade visit

January 17, 2019
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Cutting-edge agri-tech firms from the Bath area are being offered the chance to take part in a fully-funded programme to China with the potential to secure lucrative business links. Fifteen companies will be selected by Innovate UK, the government innovation agency, for the programme, which includes an eight-day visit to China from March 9-16. ...

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SCISYS lauds pre-Brexit office shift again after it lands another EU-funded space contract

January 17, 2019
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SCISYS lauds pre-Brexit office shift again after it lands another EU-funded space contract

Specialist IT group SCISYS has again stressed that moving its parent company from the UK to Ireland to allow it to bid for EU-funded work has paid off by winning a fifth contract in less than a month. The Chippenham-headquartered group SCISYS has been awarded a €1.32m (£1.16m) contract with AIRBUS Defence and Space...

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From robotics to Brexit – Royds Withy King’s annual new year event looks ahead to 2019′s challenges

January 14, 2019
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From robotics to Brexit – Royds Withy King’s annual new year event looks ahead to 2019′s challenges

Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has used its traditional new year gathering for the city’s business community to highlight eight challenges that could shape the future of the economy. Ranging from electric vehicles to Brexit, the topics were identified by the firm, which has two offices in Bath, to spark debate among the...

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National acclaim for West of England project to encourage scale-up businesses

January 14, 2019
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National acclaim for West of England project to encourage scale-up businesses

An innovative scheme encouraging and supporting Bath scale-up businesses has been praised by industry experts as a role model for other parts of the country.   The ScaleUp Institute, a company which aims to make the UK the best place in the world to develop a thriving business, said the West of England Growth...

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Fourth space contract for SCISYS as new focus on EU orders takes off

January 10, 2019
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Fourth space contract for SCISYS as new focus on EU orders takes off

SCISYS Deutschland, the German arm of the Chippenham-based specialist IT group SCISYS, has landed its fourth space-related contract in as many weeks. The latest deal, with an anticipated contract value of €2.8m (£2.5m), has come from long-term customer the European Space Agency (ESA).  Starting this year, SCISYS will work with the ESA’s European Space...

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Chance for Bath firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

January 4, 2019
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Chance for Bath firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

Bath area firms are being urged to take part in the region’s largest survey on skills shortages as the issue once again becomes one of the most critical factors for the West of England economy’s continued success. The survey – conducted by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation – is being held as...

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Indian Navy contract landed by innovative maritime tech firm

January 4, 2019
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Indian Navy contract landed by innovative maritime tech firm

Maritime technology manufacturer Coltraco Ultrasonics has secured a major contract to supply innovative equipment to the Indian Navy. The firm, which has its technical office in Ston Easton, near Midsomer Norton, is to provide the navy – one of the world’s largest – with nearly 200 of its advanced watertight integrity inspection product, pictured....

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Unique chance for anyone working in automation to take part in pioneering creative tech project

January 3, 2019
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Unique chance for anyone working in automation to take part in pioneering creative tech project

A groundbreaking project supporting the expansion of creative technology in the West of England is seeking people working in the field of automation to apply for one of 24 paid fellowships. The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN), a £6.5m government-backed initiative supported by four of the region’s universities including Bath Spa, is entering...

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SCISYS says Brexit-driven HQ move has paid off as it lands EU-funded space contracts

January 2, 2019
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SCISYS says Brexit-driven HQ move has paid off as it lands EU-funded space contracts

Specialist IT group SCISYS, which last year moved its parent company from the UK to Ireland to protect EU-funded work, has ended 2018 and started 2019 by winning four multi-million pound contracts. The Chippenham-headquartered group, whose expertise spans transport, defence, media and space, said the Brexit-driven relocation had paid off as it had helped...

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Agency sings praises of AI as it uses tech to write new Christmas carols

December 21, 2018
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Agency sings praises of AI as it uses tech to write new Christmas carols

Bath-based marketing communications agency Edit has harnessed the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to reconstruct carols to send to clients in place of traditional Christmas cards. However, the agency, which works with brands such as Azzurri Group, Pizza Hut, Citroen and Fiat, found it still needed the human touch to complete its new Yuletide...

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