Why companies want to get involved with the OpenCo Bristol and Bath event – and why you should too

30thSep 2014

OpenCo conferences are ‘inside-out’ conferences that let you meet up with the movers and shakers behind top innovative companies, often on their home turf.

OpenCo Bath and Bristol, on 2 October, will let you get up close and personal with leading app developers, social video companies, robot makers, people making machines and devices truly ‘intelligent’ or people who can show you how to build a billion-dollar tech business without managers.

Oh, and did we mention it was free?

Cambridge and London tech start-ups to go head-to-head in Discovering Start-Ups Final

29thSep 2014

Six ambitious technology start-ups from Cambridge and seven from London will be pitching against each other in the finals of the Discovering Start-Ups 2014 Competition on 22nd of October. The 12 innovative companies are among the 18 finalists shortlisted from over 80 UK entrants from the South West to the North of England that will face a panel of 23 judges, including industry experts and investors from the likes of Google, BT, Broadcom, IBM, Orange Labs, Samsung, London Business Angels and Cambridge Angels.

Pushing the boundaries of UAV technology: scientists and engineers fly octocopters to 9,000ft for atmospheric research

29thSep 2014

A team of scientists and engineers sampling greenhouse gases in the remote South Atlantic have pushed the boundaries of what’s possible with lightweight fully autonomous UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) by flying octocopters at altitudes of up to 9,000ft.

The researchers, from the University of Bristol, University of Birmingham and Royal Holloway, University of London used the octocopters to obtain samples above the trade wind inversion (TWI) on Ascension Island.