Aston EyeTech secures £5 million investment for eye technology

Aston EyeTech, an Aston University spin-out has secured £5m funding, with specialist tech investor Mercia Technologies contributing £1.8m to the investment round. Mercia’s investment gives the group a direct equity stake of 19.4 per cent in Aston EyeTech. It awarded the funding alongside an Asian-based investment syndicate. The cash will be used to accelerate product […]

Government launches £68 million AI and robotics fund

The Government has announced more than £68 million of investment from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) for a programme of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) projects aimed at improving safety in extreme environments. The programme will develop robots and artificial intelligence to take on jobs in the freezing depths of the North Sea, dealing […]

Silwood Technology launches SAP Starter Pack for GDPR

Silwood Technology Ltd, a supplier of enterprise application metadata intelligence software, has launched a new SAP Starter Pack that gives users of this widely implemented ERP a valuable kick-start in identifying the precise location of Personal Data fields in any SAP system; a critical starting point for any GDPR strategy. Underpinned by Silwood’s software-based solution, Safyr®, a […]

Solihull IT services firm Acora acquires Just Computing

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IT services company Acora has acquired rival firm Just Computing. All staff at Just Computing will become part of Acora whose offices are in Shirley and Burgess Hill, West Sussex. Acora said the acquisition would add complementary managed services to its portfolio. The enlarged group would have around 200 employees, more than 250 customers and manage multi-year IT […]

Non-executive directors hired by Birmingham start-up Swoopos

Tech start-up Swoopos has appointed four new non-executive directors to help guide the national rollout of its mobile point-of-sale technology and mobile ordering app. Currently available throughout a range of restaurants, bars and coffee shops across Birmingham, including Second Cup Coffee, Costa, and Subway, Swoopos and its accompanying mobile ordering app, Swoope, provide venues with technology […]

Revenue set to double but losses still expected at Lightwave RF

Birmingham-based technology firm, LightwaveRF, has forecast a doubling in its full year revenues – although it still expects to declare a loss. The smart home solutions pioneer and internet of things specialist said in a trading update that revenue for the year ended September 30, 2017 is expected to be twice that of the prior […]

Safyr accelerates Personal Data discovery for GDPR compliance

Silwood Technology Limited (Silwood) has launched a software-based solution, named Safyr® Version 7, that makes personal data discovery in ERP and CRM systems, for GDPR compliance, easier and quicker. A fast, accurate and cost-effective software that provides accessible metadata intelligence for the most complex, customised ERP and CRM packages, including SAP and Oracle, Safyr enables users to […]

Leicester’s CloudCall raises £3.5 million on LSE

Leicester headquartered CloudCall, the AIM listed computer telephony integration company, has raised approximately £3.5 million before expenses, through placing 2,457,774 new Ordinary Shares on the London Stock Exchange at 143.5 pence each. In addition, the Company has conditionally raised approximately £2.2 million, before expenses, by way of a placing of 1,505,226 new Ordinary Shares at 143.5 […]

WarwickNet launches G.Fast ultrafast broadband service

WarwickNet has become the first alternative network ISP to launch a 500Mbps capable G.fast hybrid fibre “ultrafast broadband” service for businesses via their own street cabinets. WarwickNet, which is based in the Midlands and part of the CableCom Group, has deployed the next-generation technology in Warwickshire, ahead of a wider roll-out across the country. G.fast is […]

Software firm Synapse aims for crowdfunding boost

Birmingham tech firm Synapse is aiming to create 20 new jobs by securing £300,000 in new finance via crowdfunding. The new crowdfunding campaign has launched  with Shadow Foundr to raise the capital to help Synapse expand its team. The company is based at Innovation Birmingham Campus, and has created software which aims to help clients manage […]

Birmingham in danger of being left behind for digital skills

In the latest Barclays Digital Development Index, Birmingham was in 8th place for its level of digital skills competency. Only Glasgow and Bristol are rated worse in the top ten areas, with the most competent city cited as Liverpool, followed by Edinburgh, Sheffield, London, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle. The results suggest the cities of the Northern […]

Intercede sees huge growth in revenues as digital security sales soar

Intercede, based in Lutterworth, supplies specialist digital security systems for some of the world’s most sensitive companies said revenues were boosted by new customer wins. First half sales in its current financial year, to the end of March 2018, are said to be up nearly 30 per cent to more than £3.6 million compared to […]

School of Code to pitch at global investment competition

School of Code, a young Birmingham company, which teaches people how to write software coding has won a trip to New York to pitch for new investment and the chance to work in the US. Launched just over two years ago, the company has created an online multi-player platform which uses teamwork and collaboration to teach […]

Edge Testing completes 500 mile charity walk for 10th anniversary

Software testing company Edge Testing Solutions celebrated a decade in business with a cheque presentation at its 10th anniversary celebrations, after completing a £5,000 fundraising initiative for nominated local and national charities, which were invited to attend the event. 10 volunteers across Edge’s offices walked 500 miles from the company’s Glasgow office, via its new Digital Test […]

ELEKTRA Awards 2017: ByteSnap Design Team of the Year finalists

ByteSnap Finalists at Elektra Awards 2017 – Top European Electronics Industry Awards We’re excited to share that ByteSnap Design has made it to the finals of prestigious European electronics industry awards – the Elektra 2017 Awards. Our embedded systems engineers have made the shortlist in the Design Team of the Year category at the ELEKTRA […]