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  • Bristol and Bath named as largest digital cluster outside London Invest Bristol & Bath welcomes new Tech Nation report revealing strength of UK’s digital clusters in driving national economic growth - Invest Bristol and Bath
    Games Hub the largest independent co working hub for games developers globally Recently the region has secured major inward investment successes by big names in the tech world such as Somo JUST EAT and Chinese telecoms giant Huawei The strength of the digital sector in Bristol and Bath has been integral to the growth of a thriving gaming industry which is behind cutting edge innovations such as the development of virtual reality technology for gaming and non gaming applications such as aerospace and advanced engineering Later this month leading lights from the entertainment and gaming world will gather in Bristol for the inaugural SouthWest VR Conference which will shine a spotlight on how virtual reality is transforming the way we interact with film games TV and animation Nick Sturge director of SETsquared Europe s 1 tech incubator said The tech and digital sector in Bristol and Bath has an excellent reputation for being home to the most skilled talent pool in the UK strongly supported by the region s four leading universities The delivery of thriving incubator spaces such as the Engine Shed is also supported by the universities providing tech and digital businesses with the perfect environment within which to grow and work collaboratively The strong collaboration between sectors and the region s support network gives businesses an important sense of identity with 80 of companies in the region reporting they belong to a digital cluster Tech Nation is the first comprehensive analysis of the UK s digital technology clusters an interactive data project that demonstrates the growth of these clusters in driving national economic growth It confirms that the exponential growth of digital businesses is a phenomenon reaching far beyond the capital The project has been developed and curated by Tech City UK the government backed organisation focused

    Original URL path: https://www.bristolandbath.co.uk/755/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Cookie Policy - Invest Bristol and Bath
    device for example computer or mobile phone These include small files known as cookies They cannot be used to identify you personally These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through for example Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don t have to give the same information several times during one task Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don t need to do it for every web page requested Measuring how many people are using services so they can be made easier to use and there s enough capacity to ensure they are fast You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies what they are and how to manage them on the DirectGov website However please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website Instructions for blocking cookies using browser settings can be found at How to control cookies on the AboutCookies org website We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website and help us create a more useful and easy to use site Invest

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  • TECH NATION 2016 shows the continued growth of the Bristol & Bath Digital Tech Cluster - Invest Bristol and Bath
    advertising and marketing gaming apps software development telecommunications and networking Key cluster benefits commercial property 82 local networks 81 business support 65 The Tech Nation 2016 report is produced jointly with Nesta who led on the data collection and analysis as well as initial drafting of the report The report was also supported by core data partner GrowthIntel Contributing data partners include AngelList Burning Glass Crunchbase dealroom co Frontier Economics Github InvestNI Leeds Data City and Meetup With more than 2 000 respondents from digital businesses across the country also contributing insights the latest iteration of Tech Nation 2016 showcases the continued growth and evolution of the UK s digital tech economy Ed Vaizey Minister for the Digital Economy comments Digital technology companies are redefining the UK s business landscape whilst creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs investors and workers across the country Tech Nation 2016 sets out how digital tech innovation is disrupting the UK economy creating high quality employment opportunities and driving productivity nationwide We are delighted to present these findings which show how Britain s digital technology continues to influence the wider business economy Gerard Grech CEO of Tech City UK comments Tech Nation 2016 provides an unprecedented insight into the growing economic importance of the UK s digital businesses This report demonstrates the extraordinary growth rate of the UK s digital tech industry and its increasingly profound influence on established non digital industries such as retail and health Tech Nation 2016 s findings will prove invaluable to industry international investors and digital businesses themselves acting as a detailed topography of the UK s digital economy and signposting where future opportunities lie Geoff Mulgan CEO of Nesta comments Digital technologies are unlike any others they change everything businesses do That s why as this research confirms digital jobs and activity are becoming ever more important in apparently non digital industries And it s why the pay premium is so high at an average of over 15 000 for digital over non digital jobs I hope that parents and teenagers will get the message that acquiring digital skills pays off wherever you are Nick Sturge of Engine Shed said Tech Nation 2016 shows that digital tech businesses are helping power the economic growth of Bristol Bath Our specialisms in digital advertising cloud gaming software development and telecommunications are developing the cluster a nationwide reputation for digital excellence As digital tech businesses are now enabling disruption across a wide range of traditionally non digital industries will ensure the continued success and growth of this cluster for years to come The exciting nature of the technologies and applications involved will help inspire a new generation of talent from our local schools Nigel Toon of XMOS said Having close working relationships with the local community of digital companies in Bristol Bath has been of huge benefit to XMOS The ability to share ideas and expertise across a collaborative cluster enables our business to grow faster and more sustainably The digital tech ecosystem

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  • Altran acquires Tessella, a leading international analytics and data science consulting services company - Invest Bristol and Bath
    a World Class Centre within the Altran Group part of a landmark scheme that aims to create a global network of best in class Excellence centres Tessella s proven capability in data analytics will enhance Altran s Intelligent Systems solutions and VueForge offer as explained by Dominique Cerutti Chairman and CEO of the Altran Group As our global economy becomes increasingly data driven we known that we need to provide enhanced solutions to help our clients to derive tangible value from the exponential growth of machine driven Big Data Tessella s unique knowledge and impressive team of high quality data scientists will come to strengthen our VueForge offer which is helping our customers to resolve business issues or capture opportunities The integration of Tessella into our network of World Class Centers adds value to our global offer portfolio and ultimately to our customers which is one of the drivers of our new strategic plan Altran 2020 Ignition Alan Gaby Tessella Group Chief Executive added Joining the Altran Group provides Tessella a fantastic opportunity to fulfil our vision to be a world leader in advanced analytics to expand our client base and enter untapped industrial sectors for the benefit of all our stakeholders Established in 1980 Tessella has a significant footprint of four offices across the UK three in the US Boston Houston and Washington DC and one in the Netherlands With a workforce of 234 employee the company generated approximately 30m of revenue in 2014 Tessella s diverse portfolio of projects has recently included A real time global map to track the risk of infectious diseases spreading created in partnership with the University of Oxford A consultancy tool developed for AkzoNobel using 3 5 billion data points to predict the fuel and CO2 savings from different ship coatings and A

    Original URL path: https://www.bristolandbath.co.uk/altran-acquires-tessella-a-leading-international-analytics-and-data-science-consulting-services-company/ (2016-02-18)
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  • SETsquared is named the best university business incubator in the world - Invest Bristol and Bath
    14 200 to be created by 2025 SETsquared which has risen from the number two spot on the global list will be ranked alongside some of the world s best university business incubators Simon Bond innovation director at SETsquared said It s an incredible achievement to be recognised as the top university incubator in the world and we re all delighted by the news Team SETsquared has worked extremely hard to fulfill our commitment to helping entrepreneurs and start ups and this top ranking is a real testament to the skill and innovation of our staff and the success of the high tech high growth potential ventures we work with The UK was recently ranked as the second most innovative country in the world by the Global Innovation Index for its performance in infrastructure market sophistication knowledge technology and creative outputs and SETsquared is very proud to have played our part in putting the UK on the map as one of the top performing countries in the world for innovation SETsquared s work for its companies include projects like its Entrepreneurship Training Programme which helps entrepreneurs turn their business ideas into investor propositions Researcher to Innovator a three day residential course to help early stage researchers acquire the skills to turn projects into commercial realities and the ICURe Innovation to Commercialisation Programme which is funded by InnovateUK and HEFCE to help market validate commercialisation opportunities from research The UBI Index is the first global index to benchmark the performance and best practice of university business incubators The organisation already held continental rankings around the world culminating in the global ranking event in London today Dhruv Bhatli Co founder and Director of Research at UBI Global said We re delighted to see SETsquared be named as the best in the world

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  • Being a Bristol & Bath Ambassador - Invest Bristol and Bath
    he is going to have to start changing these perceptions He is going to be telling his clients that the quality of talent is second to none in Bristol and Bath He will tell them about the accessible cluster and networks unlike anything in London He will tell them about his amazing lifestyle making the most of two diverse cities quality schools and easy walk to work He will be saying the problem is that we are one of the biggest secrets in the country This sort of personal testimonial is dynamite and is repeated countless times from every different type of business with every different type of client We just need to start harnessing it Why should we care about all this We are the region s inward investment agency and we can t do the job ourselves We need the help of every well travelled business person who don t even realise they are already doing it We want to build a huge network across Bristol and Bath that empowers people who are doing it anyway to sell the region To give them the tools and knowledge to go alongside their own personal story to give credence to their story and to give us a voice piece we could never have alone It s a big challenge so we are starting small In the forthcoming weeks we will be trialling a few new tools that we will make more widely available to businesses We will be developing special feedback channels so if one of our advocates or Ambassadors finds a company that might want to set up in Bristol and Bath we have a way of coming in and supporting it We will be developing regular communication to our Ambassadors so that they can stay on top of

    Original URL path: https://www.bristolandbath.co.uk/bristol-bath-ambassador/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Bristol hosts visit by Minister for Trade & Investment to support region's export and inward investment drive - Invest Bristol and Bath
    to meeting some of the region s exporters and investors and reaffirming the area s reputation as a major business hub and centre of innovation Barbara Davies Chief Executive of the West of England LEP said Lord Maude s visit to Bristol today illustrates the Government s continued focus on the region an area it recognises as a major contributor to UK plc Bristol and Bath has a growing reputation as one of the UK s top global investment hotspots and is continuing to attract businesses blue chip firms and start ups alike which are drawn to its key sector strengths in high tech creative and digital aerospace and advanced engineering and professional and financial services Phil Smith managing director of Business West said With the government setting ambitious targets for exports Business West has followed suit by launching our GetExporting initiative to get 2 020 businesses exporting more by 2020 Seeing our innovative shipping container gives Lord Maude a chance to see sample products exported from the South West and to hear about successful local businesses spearheading this export drive by putting the South West on the world map Together we can send a collective message that exporting can be done successfully particularly when they make use of the great support and guidance available from UK Trade Investment and Business West Recent figures showed that nearly 900 new jobs are set to be created in the West of England over the next three years after 37 new companies invested in setting up a base in the region in 2014 15 many of which hailed from the United States Examples include American supercomputer giant Cray Inc which last month June opened its European Middle East and Africa EMEA headquarters at the company s new office in Bristol and leading global

    Original URL path: https://www.bristolandbath.co.uk/bristol-hosts-visit-by-minister-for-trade-investment-to-support-regions-export-and-inward-investment-drive/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Bristol & Bath 2015 attracts more than 1,600 delegates to one-day innovation showcase - Invest Bristol and Bath
    2015 Those attending heard from industry thought leaders including Col Needham founder and CEO of IMDb Scott Wilcox director of technology for SWXSW and Leo Johnson author of Turnaround Challenge Business and City of the Future Delegates also got the chance to see Airbus ground breaking electric plan the Eco Flyer and the VENTURER Consortium s Wildcat driverless car which is being trialled in the Bristol region to test the feasibility of driverless transport Matt Cross head of inward investment said The event was a huge success bringing together leading businesses from across the region with entrepreneurs investors and thought leaders from across the globe It also provided a fantastic opportunity for investors to gain a valuable insight into the region s exciting offer The event shone a spotlight on 30 of the region s best start up companies each of which demonstrated prototypes to industry colleagues The showcase gave 12 local start ups the chance to present their ideas to a select panel of investors with the aim of securing funding to further develop their innovations David Maher Roberts Digital Sector Specialist at Invest Bristol Bath added Venturefest Bristol Bath has been an important event for the region celebrating the talent and creativity emerging from the region and offering young companies the opportunity to connect directly with consumers investors and industry players The event attracted 60 investors from the UK and abroad highlighting the significance of the opportunities available here a year on from when the region was named as the only fast growing globally significant tech cluster in a report by McKinsey Co for Centre for Cities Category news Search for Recent Posts TECH NATION 2016 shows the continued growth of the Bristol Bath Digital Tech Cluster Altran acquires Tessella a leading international analytics and data science consulting

    Original URL path: https://www.bristolandbath.co.uk/bristol-bath-2015-attracts-more-than-1600-delegates-to-one-day-innovation-showcase/ (2016-02-18)
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