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Bristol Technology Festival unveils schedule for October showcase

Bristol Technology Festival (BTF) has unveiled a packed schedule for its tech showcase event, taking place during the week of October 11-15.

Now into its third edition, BTF is an annual celebration designed to bring together events, people and communities to share, learn and explore technology developments in the southwest region. Events will encompass a range of sectors from green...

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FinTech West links with TISAtech to open up opportunities for South West FinTechs

FinTech West has announced a partnership with TISAtech, via its website .

The arrangement is aimed at opening up business development opportunities for South West FinTechs to engage with established financial services organisations.

TISAtech is a global digital platform that connects FinTechs with financial services firms, predominately banks, insurers, retail platforms and...

Report highlights digital inequalities in Bristol

A study conducted by the Bristol Digital Futures Institute, in partnership with Knowle West Media, has concluded that digital inequalities in the city could diminish potential opportunities for residents.

During the UK's first COVID-19 lockdown, a survey, funded by the BDFI, the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute and Bristol City Council, was taken on 5500 households in Knowle West, a...

Ultraleap founder Tom Carter steps up to become CEO

Bristol's Ultraleap has announced that Tom Carter, who founded the company in 2013 and has since been the company’s Chief Technical Officer, will succeed Steve Cliffe as CEO from the start of September.

Ultraleap develop hand tracking and mid-air haptic technologies that allow immersive 3D experiences and touchless interaction. From their base in the South West the company employs...

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Bristol bionics firm launches first UK Clinic for amputees

Bristol-based Open Bionics recently launched its first clinic in the UK to deliver 3D printed bionic arms for amputees.

The clinic received a grant under Innovate UK’s Sustainable Innovation Fund aimed at building UK resilience following the coronavirus outbreak. This enabled Open Bionics to switch from being a manufacturer of bionic limbs to a clinical provider.

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Bristol startup shortlisted for “Best New Agency” at the UK Agency Awards 2021

Bristol-based digital marketing startup HdE AGENCY has had its work recognised by being the only agency in the South West to be shortlisted for “Best New Agency” at the UK Agency Awards 2021

HdE AGENCY is a Bristol-based performance growth marketing agency based at the Engine Shed , a tech hub at the heart of the city. The agency, which has grown fivefold during the past 18 months,...

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Bristol-based LatchAid launches new app during World Breastfeeding Week

Bristol-based LatchAid launched a new app last week, during World Breastfeeding Week, in a bid to provide increased support for breastfeeding mothers.

LatchAid, which is part of the SETsquared Bristol incubator, was set up by Dr Chen Mao Davies, an Oscar and BAFTA-winning expert in computer graphics and animation, after facing her own struggles with breastfeeding, pain and subsequent...

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Bristol uni partners with King's to maximise global potential of 6G mobile technology

The University of Bristol has partnered with King's College London to launch a virtual research centre to take mobile technology to the next level and put the UK at the global forefront of 6G research, innovation, and education.

The virtual hub, called 6G Futures, unites more than 400 experts in telecommunications networks, cyber, Artificial Intelligence, digital humanities, social...

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New programme launched to support deep tech startups

A new 6-month pre-incubator programme has been launched in the South West to support the rapid generation of new quantum, engineering and scientific technology companies.

The QUEST programme will start in October 2021, run by the Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC) in Bristol, winners of the People's Choice Award at the Tech South West Awards 2020.

QUEST is a six...

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Bristol startup creates ‘sponsored finance’ to support local climate change projects

Bristol-based startup business initiative, the PyTerra Xchange , is launching a platform designed to offer corporates a simple way to meet their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitments by providing much needed investment in local climate change projects.

The PyTerra Xchange is piloting a new investment vehicle called ‘sponsored finance’. It works by creating an investment...