This article was originally posted on the Tech City UK website.
Following the recent launch of Tech Nation, we are running a series of profile pieces on each of the digital clusters featured in the report.Bristol & Bath has produced some huge digital companies in recent years and the cluster is now an established supplier of world-leading technology firms and entrepreneurs. Such is the success of the area that global giants Aardman Animation, Amazon (iMDB) and Hewlett Packard are all based there.
As well huge digital companies operating in mature industries, Bristol & Bath has produced some hugely innovative and successful startups in recent times. From Imaginarium’s motion capture, to Maplebird’s development of micro-robotics ‘ultra-sonic’ reactive technology from Ultrahaptics, and 3D printable artificial limbs from Open Bionics, creative innovation lies at the heart of this thriving cluster.
The digital community in the area is also growing at a rapid rate with a 65% increase in new digital companies incorporated between 2010-13. This has led to Bristol & Bath becoming the second largest digital employer in the UK, with 61,653 people working in tech.
Director of Bristol & Bath Science Park, Bonnie Dean, is enthused by the diversity of the cluster’s digital ecosystem: “The tech scene in Bristol is really broad – there’s a very strong creative sector, companies working on silicon chip design and also cybersecurity, games and computer simulation.”
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