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Somerset Tech Showcase brings together innovative businesses

The newly built Firepool Centre for Digital Innovation (FCDI) was a hive of activity last week when it played host to the successful Somerset Tech Showcase event, organised by Business West and...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 06.06.24
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Meet the team behind Somerset Innovation Network: Sian Davenport - Business Advisor

The Somerset Innovation Network (Si-Net) aims to drive growth and innovation in the region whilst fostering meaningful collaboration between forward-thinking organisations. We caught up with Sian,...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 28.05.24
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Swindon’s Festival of Tomorrow; Showcasing innovation, and inspiring the workforce of the future

Where can you find a giant interactive robotic snail, strawberry flavoured clouds, drones and exploding custard? The Festival of Tomorrow, which takes place next month in Swindon… The festival, which...
Amy Drummond
Amy Drummond
Business West
Posted on: 19.01.24
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Somerset Innovation Network Empowers SMEs with Targeted Free Support in Somerset and Dorset Regions

The Somerset Innovation Network (SI-Net) is delighted to announce the release of its latest workshop dates for 2024, providing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Somerset and Dorset with...
Solomon Heath
Posted on: 19.01.24
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Why innovation is key to business growth

Innovation is key to enhancing productivity and the government funded body at its heart-Innovation UK-is headquartered in Swindon. Layla Burrows is Innovate UK’s Regional manager for the South West...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 14.11.22
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What could Gloucestershire businesses learn from Amazon’s innovation journey?

Gloucestershire is a true innovation powerhouse. Our county houses the UK’s largest network of agri-tech SMEs, we’re internationally recognised as ‘the cradle of UK cyber-tech innovation’ and...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 13.10.22
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Gloucestershire's innovation must be reflected in new government's strategy

At the risk of sounding like a long playing record, I think it is worth reminding ourselves of the proud heritage Gloucestershire has in advanced engineering and manufacturing. I say this after a...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 05.10.22
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Innovate UK EDGE and Business West

Business West works closely with the UK’s Innovation Agency in delivering Innovate UK EDGE business support to some of the UK’s most exciting innovators. Innovate UK EDGE provides fully funded in...
Paul O'Collins
Paul O'Collins
EEN South West
Posted on: 28.04.22
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Momentum builds for Severn Edge fusion bid at House of Lords reception

It was great to see so much political and business support for our Western Gateway Severn Edge bid for the proposed fusion plant at Berkeley and Oldbury at a special House of Lords reception. I would...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 02.03.22
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