Technology

China ‘Smart Cities’ mission will plug into Bath’s micro-chip innovation

February 26, 2014
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China ‘Smart Cities’ mission will plug into Bath’s micro-chip innovation

Bath’s world-class expertise in micro-electronics could play a crucial role in the recently-announced Smart Cities Trade Mission to China later this year. The West of England boasts the world’s second-largest cluster of micro-chip design expertise outside of California’s Silicon Valley. The Bath area is home to leading-edge chip design firms such as Picochip, now...

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Expert transatlantic export advice on tap at UKTI event

February 24, 2014
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Expert transatlantic export advice on tap at UKTI event

Bath businesses will next week get a rare chance to meet trade experts from the British Embassies in the US and Canada and explore transatlantic export opportunities on a one-to-one basis. The event, at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Bristol on Wednesday, March 5, is the latest ‘meet the expert’ event to be...

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China trade mission will showcase West of England’s green, tech and creative innovation

February 17, 2014
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China trade mission will showcase West of England’s green, tech and creative innovation

Bath’s innovative firms in the green, hi-tech and creative industries are being invited to take part in a unique trade mission to China which aims to open up valuable new markets for businesses in these key sectors. Taking the ‘Smart Cities’ concept as its theme, the November visit will give 10 businesses from the...

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Bath’s superfast broadband scheme launches with plea to firms to get involved

February 12, 2014
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Bath’s superfast broadband scheme launches with plea to firms to get involved

Firms are being urged to sign up to GigaBath – the pioneering scheme to give the city the region’s fastest broadband – following its launch on Monday. Bath-based internet telephony, broadband and web hosting firm Gradwell Communications has teamed up with London fibre infrastructure provider CityFibre to develop the city centre network. At the...

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£4m fund launched to boost innovation among West businesses

February 12, 2014
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£4m fund launched to boost innovation among West businesses

Innovative businesses in the Bath area working on pioneering research and development projects can apply for financial help through a £4m innovation fund launched today by the University of the West of England (UWE). Grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 will be available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as large companies...

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Growth funding for six of the best of Bath’s fledgling hi-tech, digital and IT firms

February 10, 2014
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Growth funding for six of the best of Bath’s fledgling hi-tech, digital and IT firms

Six Bath hi-tech firms have received investment totalling nearly £400,000 from a regional growth fund to help them develop their pioneering products. The businesses – Neighbourly, Clean Energy, Citeab, Tivarri, Envolve Technologies and CloudFind – are based at the city’s SETsquared centre, which supports small, fast-growing innovative businesses, mainly in the hi-tech sector. Centre...

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Boost for Bath’s economy as pioneering gigafast broadband scheme goes live

February 4, 2014
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Boost for Bath’s economy as pioneering gigafast broadband scheme goes live

Bath city centre is to get the South West’s fastest broadband with the launch of GigaBath – a scheme pioneered by the city’s internet telephony, broadband and web hosting firm Gradwell Communications. In a move that could lead to new jobs and give a much-needed boost to the economy, Gradwell has teamed up with...

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Order boost puts SciSys on launch pad for further growth this year

January 24, 2014
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Order boost puts SciSys on launch pad for further growth this year

A healthy intake of orders at the end of last year has given Chippenham-based specialist software and IT group SciSys a “solid opening” to 2014, it said today, while also signalling that it would look for further acquisitions. The international group, which works with governments, media groups, defence companies and space agencies and also...

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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

January 24, 2014
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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

Accountants PwC have launched their annual search for the region’s best companies with the 2014 West of England Business of the Year Awards – the region’s most prestigious business accolades. Previous winners of the awards, now in their 26th year, read like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected companies, including Dyson, MITIE and...

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Gold partnership links Bath tech firm IPL with major software software group

January 23, 2014
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Gold partnership links Bath tech firm IPL with major software software group

Bath-based IT consultancy IPL has become a Gold Partner of global open source software seller Talend in move it says has strengthened its position as a market leader for information management services. The partnership will help organisations gain a consolidated, accurate and up-to-date single view of their information assets, according to IPL, which works...

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