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  • UWE Bristol wins silver small business charter


    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been successful in winning a silver small business charter award from the Chartered Association of Business Schools.

    Small Business Charter awards recognise outstanding work by universities in supporting small businesses, start-ups and their contribution to local economic growth. Bristol Business School at UWE Bristol is amongst a small group of business schools who have had their award upgraded.

  • We must not miss the devolution bus in the West of England - says Steve West


    Business leaders across Bristol, Bath and the West of England are calling on the four local authorities not to miss out on the potential opportunities that devolution offers for Bristol, Bath and the West of England.

    “George Osborne has put out a very clear message that regional devolution is on the table for those who really want it ” says Professor Steve West, President of Bristol Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the West of England Initiative at Business West and Vice Chancellor of the University of the West of England.

  • Time stands still for start of landmark £50m building


    The first stage of construction on UWE Bristol's landmark £50m Faculty of Business and Law will be marked by a 'time capsule' being buried on site on Tuesday 7 July.

    The 'time capsule' containing significant items suggested by students, staff and alumni will be buried on 7 July at 17:30 by University Chancellor Sir Ian Carruthers.

  • Double nomination for Open Bionics in Tech4Good Awards


    Open Bionics, a startup based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, is celebrating a double nomination in this year's Tech4Good Awards.

    Vitória Maurício, lead designer and modeller is a finalist for the Young People's Award and the start-up of four are also shortlisted for an Accessibility award. Both are also in the running for the People's Award category, voting online opened on 1 June, to vote visit:

  • Stephen Robertson Chairman of Business West appointed Visiting Professor in Faculty of Business and Law


    Leading businessman and Chairman of Business West, Stephen Robertson has been appointed as Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of the West of England (UWE), in recognition of his contribution to business.

  • Professor Keith Grint to deliver latest lecture in Distinguished Professional Address Series


    'Looking for a Map and finding a Mirror: The contradictions and complexities of decision-making'

    Date: Wednesday 03 June 2015
    Venue: Room 2B020, Frenchay campus
    Time: 18:00 - 20:30

    Professor Keith Grint, Head of Public Leadership at Warwick University Business School, is to consider the difficulties of decision making in times of uncertainty, during his lecture, held as part of UWE Bristol's Distinguished Professional Address Series (DPA).

  • Business students make final pitch at UWE Bristol's Enterprise Fair


    Come along and have your say on which Final Year student business plan deserves the accolade of 'The Project with the Most Potential' at UWE Bristol's Enterprise Fair, open to the public from 10-12 noon this Saturday 16 May 2015 at the UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC).

  • Open Bionics shortlisted for Inclusive Technology Prize


    Open Bionics has been named as one of the 25 innovations that will make the UK more accessible to the 1 in 5 people with disabilities.

    The start-up of four based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, is one of 25 designers and entrepreneurs to have been shortlisted out of 200 pitches for the Inclusive Technology prize. They are now in with the chance to win a £50,000 prize for a technology, product or service that enables disabled people in the UK better access to life's opportunities.

  • A bionic model is born at London's 'Wearable Tech Show'.


    Over the past few years the personalisation of healthcare devices has been a growing trend in the maker-sphere.

    From gold-plated hearing aids, neon walking sticks, and sparkling blade prosthetics to 3D printed arm casts, people with disabilities are no longer waiting for health services to catch up, they are dragging their medical devices into the future on their own.

    These medical aids are getting a long-awaited makeover and today it's the turn of the bionic hand with Open Bionics unveiling of their latest 3D printed prosthetic at London's 'Wearable Tech Show'.

  • Alliance universities securing the future of UK research through collaboration and connectivity


    Excellent research carried out by UWE Bristol will be showcased in a new campaign launched by University Alliance today.

    The resource – which can be found at – contains more than 60 impact case studies submitted by Alliance universities to the REF 2014 exercise.

  • New development bank for Wales recommended to drive forward business growth


    A task and finish group led by a professor from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has recommended that the first regional development bank in the UK should be created as a catalyst to drive the Welsh economy. Professor Dylan Jones-Evans' led a group of experts to examine concerns firms in Wales were failing to borrow the money they needed to expand and take on more staff. They have recommended that Wales becomes the first part of the UK to bring in a Development Bank to address this issue.

  • Open Bionics and Reach Robotics selected for UKTI trade mission in Japan


    Open Bionics and Reach Robotics, two robotics startups based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), recently represented 'the best of British innovation' as part of the 'Innovation is GREAT' campaign headed by the Duke of Cambridge, HRH Prince William in Tokyo.

  • Bloodhound chief engineer to give update on current build status of supersonic car


    Chief engineer Mark Chapman will give a technology and engineering update on the Bloodhound Project on 12 March as part ofBritish Science Week 2015. The event will give those attending a chance to view the latest developments and build status of the supersonic car at the Technical Centre, Avonmouth, Bristol.

  • UWE Bristol hosts James Timpson OBE, Chief Executive, Timpson


    James Timpson OBE, Chief Executive, Timpson is the latest speaker to address the business community at the Bristol Distinguished Address Series (BDAs) with a lecture entitled 'Con to Cobbler'. The event will be hosted by Business West.

  • Open Bionics makes top 50 robotics companies to watch in 2015


    A south west start-up has been ranked amongst Dyson, Google, and Panasonic as one of the Top 50 robotics companies to watch in 2015.

    The international RBR50 list named Open Bionics, a start-up based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, as one of the most noteworthy companies in the global robotics industry for 2015.

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