Technology

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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Innovative Bath tech firm targets £17m AIM flotation

January 16, 2014
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Innovative Bath tech firm targets £17m AIM flotation

Bath-based tech firm Actual Experience is planning a £17m listing on the London Stock Exchange in what one of its advisers has already called potentially the best float of 2014. The firm works with more than 40 blue-chip businesses including Cisco, Ofcom and Accenture, to improve their digital supply chains through leading-edge analytics. It...

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Bath IT consultancy IPL motors ahead with major UK and Dutch road contract

January 8, 2014
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Bath IT consultancy IPL motors ahead with major UK and Dutch road contract

IPL, the Bath-based tech consultancy, has won a contract as part of a consortium to work on a new IT system that will improve road safety and efficiency in the UK and Holland. The work will support the introduction of state-of-the-art control room and traffic management systems for the Highways Agency and its Dutch...

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