Tags: Start-Ups

TechX get BP as strategic partner

UPDATED: See below TechX, a new technology accelerator and incubator aimed at the oil and gas market has launched. It has £600,000 around £100 million to spend across three key programmes; Pioneers, Market Entry and Ventures. TechX has also secured the support of BP Ventures who will double the amount of money available to start-ups…

Disney’s Dragonchain announces ICO

Back in 2015 Disney built its own private blockchain platform called Disney Private Blockchain Platform. Unlike many blockchain platforms, this one has been battle tested. Disney has used it across the ticketing systems at its theme parks and in its loyalty programmes. In 2016 it renamed it Dragonchain, open sourced it and created the Dragonchain…

Entrepreneurial Spark fires up jobs

Entrepreneurial Spark Powered by NatWest, part of the embattled RBS Banking group, has published its Impact Report 2017 today. The report focuses on the success of the Entrepreneurial Spark scheme for start-up and scale-up businesses. Among the successes the report lists are £151 million in investment raised and that 85% of businesses are still trading.…

What goes on at BT’s brains trust?

Enterprise Times recently had the opportunity to visit BT’s brain’s trust at Adastral Park. It is one of the biggest research and development parks in the UK. As well as housing some of BT’s brightest minds, it acts as a clearing house for testing all of BT’s technology. There is so much equipment here that…

Is Healthcare the fastest growing tech market?

Tällt Ventures has launched the Healthtech Disruption Report 2016 (registration required) looking at the start-ups in the healthcare market. It claims to have identified over 1 million start-up companies worldwide involved in the healthcare market making it one of if not the fastest growing tech market. According to the press release, companies involved in digital health…

Italy gets European healthcare centre

IBM has announced it is to invest $150 million to create the IBM Watson Health European Center of Excellence in Milan, Italy. The monies will be invested over several years as part of a collaborative project between the Italian Government and IBM. The goal is to create a new generation of data-driven healthcare applications and…

IBM opens Bluemix Garage in Nice

IBM has announced that it has opened its fourth Bluemix Garage. It is located in Nice and becomes the second Bluemix Garage in Europe. Like other Bluemix Garage locations this is about hooking into those growing technologies sectors and start-ups where IBM sees an opportunity to add value to its own products. The press release…

UK FinTech ranks 1st in the world 

The UK’s Financial Technology (FinTech) sector is ranked 1st in the world by EY in a report commissioned by HM Treasury. Interestingly the report highlights a supportive regulatory regime and the Financial Conduct Authority as key elements that has helped make UK FinTech a success story. In the release from HM Treasury there is a…