Do you have a good idea that could become a technology based business? Are you starting out on the commercialisation of an innovative product or service? Are you still in employment, or contracting, and want to make the leap to running your own business? Are you making progress, but feel you need a bit of help and advice to get you up to the … Read more...

By Alastair Watson, BEN network director, Science City Bristol

When starting up a business, everyone needs a little help. Sometimes simply networking with like-minded people, or listening to the insights of an expert, is enough to start the ball rolling. This is why Science City Bristol’s BEN Network, in partnership with BCS (British Computer Society), organises an annual series of … Read more...

Buildings are expensive, both in terms of property and operating costs, and in what they cost the planet. The heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system, the lights, the water, the lifts, the power and cooling for technology, the heating and cooling for people: all contribute to making buildings a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, and a leading energy user.… Read more...

Hundreds of businesses are missing out on valuable research and development tax breaks for the development of their IT systems. Qualifying businesses can come from any sector: you don’t have to be an IT business; anything innovative may qualify. For example, the development of a new solution or process is likely to qualify, even if it doesn’t include software.… Read more...

As you will no doubt be aware, the Games of the 30th Olympiad will be hosted by London in the summer of 2012. Whilst most will be enjoying the feast of sporting and cultural activities, some brand-owners will almost certainly try to exploit the occasion for their own benefit through an activity known as ‘ambush marketing’.… Read more...