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Venturefest to showcase innovative technology from Bristol and Bath

3 June 2015

The University of Bristol is a participant in Venturefest Bristol and Bath, a showcase of the most innovative technology in the region, on 9 June.

The event, hosted at the Passenger Shed and the Engine Shed near Bristol Temple Meads, will bring together Bristol and Bath’s most innovative and enterprising companies and start-ups, including major players such as Airbus, Skanska and Toshiba. The universities of Bristol and Bath, Bath Spa University, and the University of the West of England will be represented by some of their leading research projects.

Venturefest Bristol and Bath, backed by InnovateUK and the Venturefest Network and organised by Bristol 2015 Ltd, Invest Bristol and Bath, and Business West, is designed to bring together academic and industrial expertise. It is also an opportunity for SMEs and investors to engage in positive dialogue with promising start-ups and large companies around technology innovation and development.

The event is structured around four major clusters, with a ‘green tech’ theme that runs through them all:

  • Advanced Engineering
  • High Tech, ICT and Microelectronics
  • Digital and Creative Industries
  • City Innovation

The University of Bristol is represented by several projects:

Hexacopter, which uses drone technology to detect and map radiation contamination;

Inductosense, a Bristol spin-out company developing wireless sensors that can be embedded into materials for rapid, low-cost inspection of structures in, for example, the oil and gas industries;

SPHERE, a Bristol-led collaboration with the universities of Southampton and Reading, addressing some of the challenges of an ageing population by developing home-based health monitoring using sensing technology.  

For further information, or to register, please visit the Venturefest website.


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