Technology

Business West welcomes Local Growth Deal funding but says more investment must follow in future

July 7, 2014
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Business West welcomes Local Growth Deal funding but says more investment must follow in future

Business West, the organisation that runs the Bath Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the allocation of £86.2m of Government investment to accelerate economic growth and create 5,000 jobs in the area. But it said the city’s business community still needed to make sure future funding was secured under the Local Growth Deal to secure long-term...

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From broadband to robots: Full details of projects benefiting from new Govt funding

July 7, 2014
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From broadband to robots: Full details of projects benefiting from new Govt funding

The Government has announced funding of £86.2m for the West of England under its Local Growth Deal. This money is for projects to start in 2015/16 and 2016/17. The key projects to benefit will be: Terabit West – £15m A world-first project to ensure that the West is positioned at the forefront of groundbreaking,...

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£86m for West of England economy to create thousands of jobs – but Bath’s Innovation Quay misses out

July 7, 2014
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£86m for West of England economy to create thousands of jobs – but Bath’s Innovation Quay misses out

The Bristol and Bath area is to receive £86.2m of Government funding to accelerate economic growth and create 5,000 jobs. The investment, under the Government’s first Local Growth Deal, will go to the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to spend on key economy-boosting projects. In the Bath area these will include a...

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Council leader praises SETsquared for putting Bath on global innovation map

July 4, 2014
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Council leader praises SETsquared for putting Bath on global innovation map

Innovation hub SETsquared’s ranking as the top university business incubator in Europe and second best in the world has been welcomed by Bath & North East Somerset Council leader Paul Crossley. As reported on Bath Business News last week, the centre achieved international recognition in the University Business Incubator (UBI) Index, which benchmarks incubators...

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Bath Uni backs £16.5m hi-tech enterprise zone to be set up at UWE Bristol

July 3, 2014
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Bath Uni backs £16.5m hi-tech enterprise zone to be set up at UWE Bristol

The West of England is to be home to one of the UK’s first four University Enterprise Zones to help the next generation of hi-tech companies set up and expand. Backed by the University of Bath, the zone is expected to create more than 500 jobs and generate £50m for the local economy. From...

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Bath’s hi-tech cluster highlighted as world-leader for innovation

July 2, 2014
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Bath’s hi-tech cluster highlighted as world-leader for innovation

The Bath and Bristol region has this week been championed as a world-leading centre for innovation in hi-tech, creative and digital media in a major new report. The Centre for Cities/McKinsey & Company survey, which analysed industry clusters across the globe, pinpoints the West of England’s diverse combination of industries and strong networks as...

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European number one ranking for Bath innovation hub SETsquared

June 24, 2014
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European number one ranking for Bath innovation hub SETsquared

SETsquared, the centre for innovative part run by the University of Bath, has been named as the top university business incubator in Europe and second best in the world. In a ranking published this week by the University Business Incubator (UBI) Index, SETsquared, whose Bath base is at the Innovation Centre in Carpenter House,...

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Winning experience for Bath tech firm that spun out of London university

June 20, 2014
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Winning experience for Bath tech firm that spun out of London university

Bath-based tech firm Actual Experience has won a top award for its spin out from London’s Queen Mary University. The firm, which improves digital supply chains for major firms through leading-edge analytics, was co-founded by Queen Mary academic Jonathan Pitts and businessman Dave Page, pictured below, in 2009 and floated on the London Stock...

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Royal recognition for Bath’s tech pioneers with Buckingham Palace reception

June 8, 2014
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Royal recognition for Bath’s tech pioneers with Buckingham Palace reception

Some of Bath’s leading tech entrepreneurs visited Buckingham Palace earlier this week for a special reception with the royal family to recognise the sector’s powerful economic contribution. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined at the event by The Duke of Cambridge, The Duke of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and The...

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Bath Business Blog: Nick Sturge, SETsquared. Why it’s vital to get the Chairman Thing right

June 6, 2014
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Bath Business Blog: Nick Sturge, SETsquared. Why it’s vital to get the Chairman Thing right

By Nick Sturge, centre director, SETsquared and Vice-chair, High-Tech Sector Group, West of England Local Enterprise Partnership Having worked with nearly 300 high-tech start-up businesses – some for just an hour, some for several years – and having done a start-up myself, I've watched, very carefully, how leadership develops and evolves over the life...

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