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UK tech startups urged to take action to secure their IP

The UK has a strong record in research and development and a vibrant emerging tech startup ecosystem. This makes innovative UK companies attractive targets for state actors, competitors, or criminals. As a startup founder or leader, the motivation to steal your business’s IP could be to gain a competitive advantage, seek commercial profit, or to increase another states’ military advantage...

SETsquared’s Scale-Up Programme members

SETsquared’s Scale-Up Programme members set to contribute £1.3bn to UK economy

A new independent report published yesterday by Warwick Economics and Development at SETsquared’s Future of the Economy event in Bristol estimates that companies supported by its Scale-Up Programme will contribute £1.3bn GVA to the UK economy between 2018 and 2030.

Established in 2018, SETsquared’s Scale-Up Programme supports innovative, growing businesses to raise public and private...

Program at the Tech South West Awards

South West marketing agency seeing significant growth with key new client wins

Exeter and Bristol-based marketing agency Program is celebrating recent growth, welcoming five new clients in recent weeks: IT support provider Acronyms, software development company CoreBlue, Plymouth social enterprise Engaged Communities, multinational hospitality company Accor, and innovative pipeline monitoring company Klarian.

Program is a creative positive impact marketing...

Ryan Pullen

Up-and-coming cyber security provider Stripe OLT appoints new director

Cyber security specialist and Microsoft partner Stripe OLT has announced that Ryan Pullen has joined the company board as its Director of Cyber Security.

Pullen originally joined the company in 2020 as Head of Cyber Security. He has spent the last three years establishing an award-winning managed cyber security arm of the business which has brought continued growth year-on-year....

Alex Buxton-Smith, Jurassic Fibre

Jurassic Fibre beats industry average for opportunities for women in tech

Ultra-fast broadband provider Jurassic Fibre has announced a 209% rise in the number of women in its workforce in just two years – many in tech, construction and engineering roles traditionally occupied by men.

The South West company employs over 460 people at its office base in Exeter and satellite base in Honiton.

Marking International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8 March,...

Innovative Tech Startup

Twelve innovative tech startups join SETsquared Bristol to accelerate growth

SETsquared Bristol , the tech incubator led by the University of Bristol, is celebrating twelve new startup companies joining its programme at the start of 2023.

The new cohort represents a variety of sectors as well as creative uses of technology to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from improved access to healthcare and education to achieving net zero.


Abby Frear - techSPARK

techSPARK appoint Bristol-based brand consultancy Firehaus

techSPARK, the non-profit organisation and community for ‘all things tech in the west’, have appointed Firehaus to develop a clearer brand purpose and positioning. The brand consultancy, based in Bristol’s Engine Shed , promises to ‘ignite your brand’ making it a catalyst to enable organisations to reach a wider audience. Clients include the University of Bristol, Vivo Life, Loughborough...

Esports is one of the world’s fastest-growing industries

South West colleges to host region’s biggest esports festival

The region’s biggest esports event has returned for its second year, as five colleges announce a partnership with Tech South West.

Esports, or competitive gaming, is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, with a global revenue of over $1bn and an audience of 474m in 2021, according to Newzoo.

The first South West Esports Festival took place in February this year...

Dorset-based savvy navvy secures global partnership with charter company Zizoo

Marine technology company, savvy navvy , has teamed up with Zizoo , the world’s largest boat rental platform, helping responsible marine tourism by giving boat holiday makers across the globe access to its 'Google Maps for boats' app.

Zizoo, which offers over 44,000 boats across 500 destinations worldwide for both experienced and inexperienced boaters, will integrate savvy navvy’s...

Dan Sandhu receiving his Asian Tech Pioneer Award

Sparx CEO Dan Sandhu named as Asian Tech Pioneer

Sparx CEO Dan Sandhu has been named as one of Britain’s Asian Tech Pioneers by equality charity Diversity UK .

Sparx Learning is an Exeter-based socially focused education technology company that has been reimagining the way children learn at home and in school since 2010. The edtech firm previously won the Best Education Initiative Award at the Tech South West Awards 2020.