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Wild West or window of opportunity? AI regulation and balancing innovation, intellectual property and privacy

Brett Lambe, senior associate and an experienced technology lawyer at Ashfords, considers the UK’s approach to AI regulation and how its interplay with intellectual property (IP) and data protection may impact businesses in the near future. Ashfords is a partner for Growth Forge 2024, a business acceleration programme for ambitious tech companies. Learn more here.…

TechWinners at the South West Awards 2023

Regional tech awards return for sixth year to celebrate innovation in the South West

The annual Tech South West Awards have opened for entries as the prestigious event returns for a sixth year to celebrate the region’s tech sector. Covering the whole of the South West from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset to Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, the awards showcase innovation across the region’s fastest growing sector.  Since…

Technology workforce in the South-West set to expand by 26 per cent from 2022 to 2027

More tech skills needed to address the South West’s chronic economic and social challenges, new report says

Ensuring more young people have better pathways into digital careers has the potential to address the South-West’s chronic economic and social challenges, a new report says. The report, “The Tech Frontier: Shaping the Future of the South-West Peninsula”, is funded by The Hg Foundation and is part of the work of the University of Exeter’s South West…

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Unlocking cybersecurity insights: a guide for start-ups and scale-ups

Article by Howden. Howden is a partner for Growth Forge 2024, a business acceleration programme for ambitious tech companies. Learn more here. As we continue the journey through 2024, the landscape of cybersecurity is evolving at an unprecedented pace, presenting both challenges and opportunities for businesses of all sizes.  We’ve explored the latest cybersecurity trends and the…

QLM Technology win the Tech for Good Award at the Tech South West Awards 2023

“The tech sector is key to providing solutions to challenges facing society today”: An interview with Anne Mountjoy, Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone

Anne Mountjoy is the Marketing and Communications Officer for the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone, sponsor of the Tech for Good Award at the Tech South West Awards 2023. Photo: QLM Technology win the Tech for Good Award at the Tech South West Awards 2023 What do the Tech South West Awards mean to…

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“I’m a connected data nut” | An interview with Mike Oaten

Mike Oaten is an entrepreneur and alumnus of the Tech South West StartUp Studio accelerator programme. In this interview, Mike discusses his founder journey and ambition for the future. Tell me about the business? I started Regulation Technologies as a side project after working as a co-founder at a previous analytics start-up (Riskopy Inc. acquired…

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Research and Development Tax Credits – Top Tips

Article by Bishop Fleming. Bishop Fleming is a partner for Growth Forge 2024, a business acceleration programme for ambitious tech companies. Learn more here. Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits for companies in the UK are a valuable incentive provided by the government to encourage innovation and technological advancement within businesses. They can be a…

Andy Doyle

“Just get on and do it!”: an interview with Andy Doyle, founder of Filmily

Andy Doyle is the founder of Filmily, sponsor of the Tech South West CreaTech Award 2023. What do the Tech South West Awards mean to you? It’s really great to showcase what is happening in the region. There is far too much press around technology especially AI right now which is focused on London Manchester…

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Group to help shape future of South West of England’s tech sector launched

Applications now open for SW of England Tech Advisory Group A new advisory group to help shape the future development of the tech sector in the South West of England is being launched and is now open to applications. Facilitated by Tech South West, the group will comprise 15 senior representatives from business and academia,…