Technology

Star role in space exploration project for IT group SciSys

May 13, 2014
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Star role in space exploration project for IT group SciSys

Specialist software and IT group SciSys has landed a €1.2m (£980,000) contract to work on the next generation of planetary rovers and robots for future space missions. The Chippenham-based group, whose roots are in the space industry, is to work with the European Space Agency on the Harwell Robotics and Autonomy Facility (HRAF) Pilot...

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West of England inward investment agency’s 500-plus job creation tally in first year of business

May 5, 2014
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West of England inward investment agency’s 500-plus job creation tally in first year of business

Invest Bristol & Bath, the inward investment body for the West of England, has helped 30 companies locate or expand in the area in its first year of operation. These businesses, from a mix of sectors including creative, low carbon, hi-tech, and advanced engineering and aerospace, have the potential to create more than 530...

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Promotions for two staff at West office of business funder BGF

April 21, 2014
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Promotions for two staff at West office of business funder BGF

BGF, the independent company established to help Britain’s growing businesses, has promoted two members of its West-based investment team. Ned Dorbin has been promoted to investment director and Edwin Davies to investment manager.  The BGF investment team in Bristol, which covers the South West of England and South Wales and is led by regional director...

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Superfast broadband helps construction group build a stronger business

April 16, 2014
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Superfast broadband helps construction group build a stronger business

IT company Systemagic, which has offices in Bath and Trowbridge, has helped local construction firm Halsall improve efficiency by overcoming poor communication links between its head office and building sites. At any one time Halsall, which works mainly in the residential, health and education sectors, can be operating on up to 15 sites –...

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European weather satellite contract win lifts SciSys shares

April 14, 2014
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European weather satellite contract win lifts SciSys shares

Shares in SciSys, the Chippenham-based specialist software and IT group SciSys, climbed by nearly 3% recently after it announced it had secured a €1.8m (£1.48m), six-year contract to work on Europe’s most advanced geostationary weather satellite. The firm, whose roots are in the European space industry, will supply mission operations technology for European Organisation...

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Bath Uni to add £4m world-class maths training centre

April 3, 2014
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Bath Uni to add £4m world-class maths training centre

A major new academic centre to train the mathematicians of the future is to be opened at the University of Bath after it received Government funding of £4m. The Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics at Bath (SAMBa) is among 22 across the UK aimed at boosting postgraduate training in a wide...

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£4m order boost for Software Radio Technology but it warns of annual loss

April 3, 2014
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£4m order boost for Software Radio Technology but it warns of annual loss

Software Radio Technology (SRT), the specialist marine identification and tracking technology firm which has issued two profits warnings this year, has landed a multi-million pound order from a US customer. The Midsomer Norton firm said the $6.75m (£4.1m), 12-month order is for its AIS technology, which provides constantly-updated data on the identity and movement...

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Back our plan to create 25,000 jobs, LEP tells Government as it sets out blueprint for growth

March 31, 2014
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Back our plan to create 25,000 jobs, LEP tells Government as it sets out blueprint for growth

The blueprint for job creation and economic growth in Bath and the West of England was unveiled this morning with a clear message to the Government – come and back our vision for success. The Strategic Economic Plan identifies the city-region’s key growth sectors and sets out 122 ways that growth can be accelerated....

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Top job at the UK’s best university business incubator for Bath Innovation centre boss

March 26, 2014
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Top job at the UK’s best university business incubator for Bath Innovation centre boss

Simon Bond, director of the SETsquared innovation centre at the University of Bath, has been appointed head of the SETsquared network, the UK’s top university business incubator. As innovation director, Simon, pictured, will oversee the way the partnership incubates hi- tech start-ups from its centres at the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and...

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BUDGET 2014: Bath business reaction

March 19, 2014
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BUDGET 2014: Bath business reaction

Bath’s manufacturers and tech firms were given help on a number of fronts to build on the recovery in today’s Budget. Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, said the Chancellor had delivered on many items on its wish-list. Executive director James Durie, pictured, who is also a board member of West...

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