Technology

£5.8m armoured vehicle programme contract secured by SciSys

July 25, 2013
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£5.8m armoured vehicle programme contract secured by SciSys

Specialist West software group SciSys has won a £5.78m contract with defence giant Lockheed Martin UK to work on its programme to upgrade and improve the British Army’s Warrior armoured fighting vehicle fleet under the MoD’s Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP).  The group, which has its headquarters in Chippenham and an office in Bristol,...

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Bath Uni innovation incubator among group named as joint best in Europe

July 18, 2013
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Bath Uni innovation incubator among group named as joint best in Europe

SETsquared, the innovative business incubator partnership that includes the University of Bath, has been named as the joint best in Europe at helping fledgling tech firms meet their potential. The accolade comes from the University Business Incubator (UBI) Index which also made it joint fourth best in the world, behind US institutions. It shares...

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Bath Digital Festival SPARKies awards: And the winners are . . .

March 27, 2013
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Bath Digital Festival SPARKies awards: And the winners are . . .

The very best of the Bath region’s tech and digital industry have been celebrated at The SPARKies awards. Taking place at Komedia Bath and acting as the climax of Bath Digital Festival, the awards showcased the companies and individuals that are setting the pace in the region. Now in their second year, the awards...

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IT group SciSys upbeat despite fall in annual revenue

March 21, 2013
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IT group SciSys upbeat despite fall in annual revenue

SciSys, the Chippenham-based specialist IT group, today blamed foreign exchange movements and a reduction in low-margin resale activity for a fall in annual revenue. However, operating profits at the group, which supplies a range of sectors from space and defence to media with high-end systems, climbed 13% to £2.7m despite the 7% decline in...

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Bath’s best tech and digital firms to be showcased at the SPARKies awards

March 20, 2013
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Bath’s best tech and digital firms to be showcased at the SPARKies awards

The SPARKies awards, which are aimed at celebrating the very best of the region’s tech and digital sector, take place this evening at Bath’s to Komedia venue. The awards are part of Bath Digital Festival, which is now taking place. They were open to companies and individuals based in the city as well as...

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Pioneering technology clocks up savings for small business users

March 20, 2013
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Pioneering technology clocks up savings for small business users

An innovative ‘virtual clocking-in’ system developed by Midsomer Norton-based specialist firm Access-to-Time has helped its customers reduce their staff time-keeping costs by 40%. The uAttend system, which Access-to-Time says is a world’s first, is used by small and medium-sized employers to monitor the hours of staff and sub-contractors working ‘on the road’. It uses...

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Law firm Thrings hosts free advice clinics for Bath’s digital pioneers

March 19, 2013
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Law firm Thrings hosts free advice clinics for Bath’s digital pioneers

Innovators can get free expert advice on how to protect their apps and unique pieces of software tomorrow when Bath Digital Festival sponsor law firm Thrings offers a one-to-one advice clinic at its Queen Square office. Thrings’ partners Alex Pyatt and Andy Braithwaite committed to sponsor Bath Digital because they were impressed with the growing number...

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Coding, hacking and girl geeks combine at Bath’s pioneering Digital Festival

March 13, 2013
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Coding, hacking and girl geeks combine at Bath’s pioneering Digital Festival

Bath Digital Festival launches today with the aim of transforming the city into a 21st Century showcase of tech innovation. The Festival, which lasts until March 24, is aimed at celebrating the considerable impact of the digital sector on Bath’s economy and is jam packed with events including the debut of a new Creative...

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£1.2m funding for Bath Uni’s pioneering gas turbine research

February 13, 2013
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£1.2m funding for Bath Uni’s pioneering gas turbine research

The University of Bath has secured a £1.2m grant to develop a state-of-the art gas turbine laboratory. The University’s Gas Turbine Research Unit is carrying out a new programme of research with industrial giant Siemens focused on its range of gas turbines. The funding was secured from the funding from the Engineering and Physical...

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Circo networking event tunes into Bath TV and BlackBerry’s new Z10

February 13, 2013
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Circo networking event tunes into Bath TV and BlackBerry’s new Z10

The launch of Bath TV, the city’s innovative new digital TV platform, and a demonstration of the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone were the attractions at the latest in the Circo Series of business networking evenings supported by Bath Business News. Guests at the event, sponsored fast-growing Swindon-based IT and communications firm Excalibur Communications, were...

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