Category Archives: Technology

Bottle Yard’s green screen comes in handy for Andy’s Safari Adventures as series returns to film in Bristol

Filming for 20 new episodes of acclaimed kids’ TV series Andy’s Safari Adventures is underway in Bristol as its producers once again harness the Bottle Yard Studios’ industry-leading digital CGI and green screen technology. Made by the BBC’s world-renowned Natural History Unit Natural History Unit – also based in Bristol – Andy’s Safari Adventures is a co-commission from CBeebies in

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Development funding brings £6.5m young people’s creative enterprise hub step closer

Bristol’s Creative Youth Network, which supports young people in reaching their potential through creative expression, has come one step closer to creating a hub for Creative Enterprise. The organisation has received £300,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to develop the designs and vision with young people over the next 18 months.  If successful, it will receive £4.5m towards the

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Fun and games – but also work – designed into robot developer’s new head office

Bath-based workspace design firm Interaction has developed a highly creative headquarters for innovative robot developer Reach as it prepares for further growth. Interaction, which works with businesses in sectors spanning banking, finance and professional services to marketing, tech and engineering, worked with Bristol-based Reach to come up with a space that combines practical work and design with fun. Standout aspects

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Global recipe sharing platform grows Bristol team with four senior staff hires

Cookpad, the Japanese-owned online recipe sharing and cooking community, has added four senior staff to its global HQ, which opened in Bristol last year. The four new arrivals, who include Mark Wheatley, co-founder of innovative Bristol music/audio platform Audiogum and former Mumsnet head of community Rebecca Mears, are the latest to join the firm as it continues its major recruitment

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Free cyber security advice for small businesses at BRAVE

Business support organisation BRAVE Enterprise is hosting a free cyber security workshop in Bristol next week for entrepreneurs as new figures show hundreds of firms in the region have been attacked by online criminals. The seminar on Wednesday, January 17, is being presented by Joanne Bocko of Avon and Somerset Police. It will teach small business owners how to protect

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US giant bets on made-in-Bristol ‘virtual-touch’ technology for next generation of 4D casino games

Ultrahaptics, the Bristol firm behind cutting-edge technology that allows people to ‘feel’ virtual objects, has helped global gaming giant IGT produce a range of four-dimensional slot machine games. Ultrahaptics’ mid-air haptics technology will mean players will literally be able to reach out and touch graphics that appear in free space, without the need for special gloves.  It is the first

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Call for creative firms to enter South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2018

Creative firms are being invited to enter the annual South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Now in their sixth year, the awards recognise the contribution that businesses, organisations and institutes in the region make in support of Fairtrade by buying certified Fairtrade products for the workplace and raising awareness of ethical trade issues amongst their staff, customers and peers. The awards

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