Bristol-based engineering company, Stirling Dynamics, has secured a proof of concept award through the Technology Strategy Board's Smart scheme.

The funding award will be used to develop the company's Full Authority Submarine Control (FASC) concept: a new approach for submarine steering and diving systems, which combines Stirling’s proven active control technology from the fly-by-wire aircraft industry, with extensive experience in … Read more...

The South West region of England has won more Queens Awards for Innovation than any other region of the UK. With innovations in a wide variety of industries, companies in the South West scooped 10 out of a total of 27 Queens Awards for Innovation.

“This is just more evidence of the amazing list of technology and innovation companies located … Read more...

Communicare Salutem, a Bristol-based start-up company, has been awarded a Universities South West (USW) Innovation Voucher and is looking to work with local researchers to help develop its technology.

Communicare Salutem has developed a mobile app for monitoring patients with congenital heart defects and will be testing the app on one hundred patients in the next few months. “We were in … Read more...

New super-efficient solar panels combining elements of CPV technology and thermionics could soon become a commercial reality, thanks to a Great Western Research fellowship at the University of Bristol.… Read more...

A Great Western Research-funded PhD brought together the Met Office and the University of Bristol to help develop predictive tools to deal with the repercussions of accidental release of toxic contaminants into the atmosphere.… Read more...

Imagine a mobile device that visually displays a street map and whose screen physically mutates to show the hilly terrain and buildings. A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, have developed a new type of screen display that not only moves but also physically tilts.… Read more...

Experts from the National Centre for Computer Animation at Bournemouth University are working on an ingenious new system, in partnership with Exeter University, to bring more realistic movement to animated characters.… Read more...

A studentship funding initiative brought together a cross disciplinary team to explore the use of  a particular type of composite called ‘auxetics’ in aerospace components. The resulting research has led to a patent registration and expected additional expenditure in R&D of several million pounds over the next few years, securing jobs for the region’s aerospace industry.… Read more...

Revolymer, the British polymer company co-founded by Professor Terence Cosgrove based on technology he developed at the University of Bristol, is to list on AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s international market for smaller growing companies.… Read more...

A PhD project involving Moog Controls Ltd and the University of Bath on developing piezoelectrically controlled valves for high performance hydraulic systems has culminated in an industrial collaboration that could have a tremendous impact in the aerospace industry.… Read more...

Two South West companies brought together under the umbrella of the GWR studentship scheme have gained the market-share of sales of fracture fixation products through the development of software modelling for micro structures and bioscaffold design in the human body. The work has also led to a surprising collaboration with NASA.… Read more...

Bristol-based company SCISYS has successfully demonstrated an autonomous “Mars Rover” navigation system in the Atacama Desert, Chile, using a unique technique which offers considerable promise for both space and terrestrial unmanned vehicles of the future.… Read more...