Alago, a Bristol-based start-up company exhibiting at Venturefest Bristol 2013 today, has developed a material that generates and stores electricity and can be incorporated into a variety of structures including clothing and car bodies.

The company, which manufactures heated sports and leisure gloves, says the material can be used to power communications, light, heat and even movement. The specialised threads … Read more...

AlphaFox Systems, an early stage company showcasing its technology at Venturefest Bristol 2013 today, has signed a deal to supply its patented Crystal Chip brand protection tags to ATM protection company Xtra-Sense.

AlphaFox has developed Crystal Chip, an anti-counterfeiting technology based on a tag area consisting of a random mixture of 3D optical particles. No two tags are the same … Read more...

Spuddy, a start-up showcasing its technology at Venturefest Bristol 2013, has secured funding for development after winning  The University of Bath’s Business Plan Competition.

Dominic Stevens and Max Pilgrim, co-founders of Spuddy, secured £36,000 funding from a private investor after winning the University of Bath’s Business Plan Competition.

Spuddy is a free iPhone application that enables users to find sports … Read more...

Mr Dog Media, a start-up showcasing its new massively multiplayer online game (MMO) at Venturefest Bristol 2013 today, has successfully trialled a new platform for film release.

The company has, for the first time, released a film inside a computer game. It’s proof-of-concept MMO game features a 90 minute long film as part of its premium content that players can … Read more...

Yellowbike, a start-up showcasing its technology at Venturefest Bristol 2013 today, is currently trialling its new bike hire system in Poole, Dorset.

The Salisbury-based start-up is trialling an A to B bike hire system in partnership with Thistle Hotels at Poole this winter in preparation for the Local Authority and National Park tenders which will appear throughout the South Coast … Read more...

Mobile Minds, a start-up showcasing its technology at Venturefest Bristol 2013 today, needs to raise £12,000 to develop FizzJelly, a cellular connected device that tracks and monitors a whole range of sensors in and around a user’s world.

The company, which has developed a device that monitors sensors around a user’s home and send alerts to their phone, has launched … Read more...

Triggertrap, a start-up showcasing its technology at Venturefest Bristol 2013 today, has smashed its crowdfunding target, raising £50k in under 12 hours

Triggertrap, launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign a month ago to fund its latest invention the Triggertrap Redsnap - an infinitely expandable modular triggering system that puts high-speed lasers, motion sensors and sound triggers in the camera bag of … Read more...

The Select Group of Companies, a Devon based business showcasing its ground-breaking technology at Venturefest Bristol 2013 today, has been awarded £112,500 by Torbay Growth Fund to help generate 45 new jobs over 3 years.

This funding will assist in enabling Select to commence production of it new Alert range of real-time asbestos detection equipment in 2014.

“The Torbay Growth … Read more...

Delegates to this year’s Venturefest Bristol 2013 will get the chance to sample some cocktails made with the world’s first automated mobile cocktail bar.

After four years of designing and testing, Cocktail Magic Installations (CMI), the South-West based manufacturing company has created a rapid cocktail serving system that dispenses perfect cocktails in under 30 seconds at the touch of a button.

The … Read more...

A flying radiation detector that could be used to help with nuclear decommissioning and clean-up at sites such as Fukushima and Sellafield was recently tested in a specially designed experimental area at the National Physics Laboratory, the only one of its kind in the UK.

Project RISER (remote intelligent survey equipment for radiation), a collaboration between the University of Bristol, … Read more...

A system that allows users to experience multi-point haptic feedback above an interactive surface without having to touch or hold any device will be unveiled this week [Friday 11 October] at one of the world’s most important conferences for innovations in human-computer interfaces.

Multi-touch surfaces offer easy interaction in public spaces, with people being able to walk-up and use them. … Read more...

The Heart of the South West (HotSW) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is recruiting a Chair to drive business growth and shape the economy of Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay.

After a review of structure and operations, the partnership has decided that the role of Chair should be a recruited post, given the substantial demands placed upon the function.

Vice Chair, … Read more...