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Growth Day 2023

South West tech accelerator returns to support 150 companies

The only tech business support programme for the whole of the South West of England is returning for its third year, with plans to support 150 small businesses to achieve their growth aims.

The Tech South West Growth Programme launched in 2021 and helped South West companies secure over £1m in funding in its first year. To date, forty tech firms have been supported through the...

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Cornwall-based marine tech firm receives King’s Award for Enterprise

Feritech Global officially received the King’s Award for Enterprise on 1st November, at a ceremony held in their Innovation Centre near Falmouth.

The company was named a winner of the prestigious King’s Award earlier this year and MD Rob Ferris was invited to a celebratory dinner at Buckingham Palace in June. Feritech Global received the accolade in recognition of their outstanding...

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South West firm solves £340bn commercial property underinsurance conundrum

South West insurtech firm Intelligent AI has announced the launch of its innovative Intelligent Rebuild Cost Validation Platform, designed to address the long-standing challenge of underinsurance in the commercial property market. This complements and builds on the success of its widely adopted Intelligent Risk Underwriting Platform.

For years, underinsurance has plagued insurers,...

Alert Technology scooped this year’s Product Innovation Award for the Asbestos ALERT PRO Connected

Award for innovative airborne asbestos detector

Devon-based Alert Technology scooped this year’s Product Innovation Award for the Asbestos ALERT PRO Connected, the world’s first real-time airborne asbestos detector.

The ALERT PRO Connected is an IoT monitor and warning device with patented technology designed to help prevent prolonged exposure to airborne asbestos, which remains the world’s leading cause of occupational cancer....

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Bristol team behind the UK’s first full-fleet of autonomous buses

A UK first is being developed by a team of engineers based at Future Space in Bristol.

Fusion Processing - who are based at Future Space - are behind the ground-breaking technology that will see the world’s first fleet of autonomous buses take to the roads this month.

Known as CAVForth, the project has been made a success through support from Innovate UK, privately funded...

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Tech-Xpo 2023 unveils cutting-edge technology startups

Sixteen startups will promote their innovative technologies to an audience of influential investors and business leaders at Bristol's Tech-Xpo 2023 on 28 June.

Now in its 19th year, Tech-Xpo is the flagship pitch, demo and connect showcase for the University of Bristol’s acclaimed tech incubator, SETsquared Bristol .

Eleven of the 16 companies are shortlisted to compete on...

Guests at the Tech South West Awards 2022

Region-wide tech awards return for fifth year to celebrate South West innovation

The annual Tech South West Awards have opened for entries as the prestigious event returns for a fifth year to celebrate the region’s tech sector.

Covering the whole of the South West from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset to Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, the awards showcase innovation across the region’s fastest growing sector.

Over 300 entries were...

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Devon business honoured with first King's Award for Enterprise

A scientific services business from Devon has been recognised by the UK’s most prestigious business awards.

Brixham-based Scymaris was today unveiled as a winner of the prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise, in the International Trade Category. Founded in 2016, Scymaris is a leading provider of Ecotoxicology, Environmental Fate and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Services to global...

Feritech Global technology deployed offshore in USA.  Photo Credit: TDI-Brooks International, Inc.

Cornish marine tech company Feritech Global receives a King’s Award for Enterprise

Feritech Global has been awarded a King’s Award for Enterprise for their outstanding success in international trade.

The award will be presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, at a special ceremony at Feritech’s Innovation Centre in Falmouth. Feritech has also been invited to a reception with His Majesty The King at Buckingham Palace in the summer....

The Ultramed platform allows patients to securely share their personal health information with their

Cornwall firm receives royal recognition for its innovative healthtech platform

Cornwall-based healthtech company Ultramed has won a King’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category.

Founded by former NHS consultant anaesthetist Dr Paul Upton and creative director Alan Sanders, the Ultramed platform allows patients to securely share their personal health information with their healthcare teams, which reduces the number of unnecessary appointments for...