Category Archives: Technology

Bristol stakes claim as world-leading centre for VR as landmark lab becomes a reality

Bristol’s position as a world-leading development centre for Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) has underlined with the official opening of its VR Lab. The landmark new facility, in the Leadworks building in Anchor Square, pictured below left, has been operating for several months following a soft launch. During that time 20 start-ups, supported by global giants including The

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Funding for Bristol tech start-up aiming to revolutionise political opinion polls

Bristol tech pioneers who sold their last business to Twitter have received venture capital investment from two tech funds for their new company, which focuses on using messaging platforms to improve opinion polling. Poli harnesses the reach and immediacy of social messaging platforms to recruit larger, more representative panels and engage with them more efficiently. It was founded in 2016

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Experienced client services director joins Armadillo CRM as it aims for further growth

Armadillo CRM, the Bath-based customer relationship marketing agency, has appointed Steve Jefferys as client services director – the first job it has created since its management buy-out in February. Steve, pictured, worked for 13 years in London agencies, including CHI & Partners, Kitcatt Nohr, Proximity London and TMW, before moving to the South West.  At Armadillo he heads the client

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All aboard: Engine Shed takes its drive to encourage the next generation of creatives on the road

Engine Shed on Tour, the latest initiative from Bristol’s highly successful innovation hub, has been launched to encourage young people to follow careers in the West of England’s tech, digital and low carbon sectors. Engine Shed on Tour will visit 16 schools and businesses across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and North Somerset between March and July.

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Bath tech firm’s app will help city’s Minerva’s Owls sculpture trail soar to new heights

Innovative Bluetooth technology developed by Bath firm Blispa will make this summer’s Minerva’s Owls public sculpture trail in the city the UK’s first fully interactive attraction of its kind. Beacons from the firm will allow visitors to interact with the super-sized owl sculptures that will perch around Bath and surrounding towns between June and September.  Visitors will be able to

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More growth in store for Bath software firm The Filter as it wins clients in retail sector

Bath-based machine learning software company The Filter, co-founded by musician and entrepreneur Peter Gabriel more than a decade ago, took on more new clients in March than in any other month in its history. The success in winning the eight clients comes shortly after the firm, based in The Guild innovation hub, entered the retail sector having established itself as

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Engineering group finds room in Colston Hall’s cellars to boost its support for Bristol’s musical talent

Global engineering technology firm Renishaw has strengthened its support for Bristol’s iconic music venue Colston Hall by agreeing to sponsor a room in its new education suite. The room, which has not yet been named, will be created in the venue’s unused Victorian cellars as part of the £48.8m transformation of the building. The room will be used for a

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