As 2016 draws to a close, we'd like to take the opportunity to wish all our subscribers a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. It's been another great one for the zone, and you can get an overview of what's been happening by browsing our interactive timeline. The end of the year has also brought a flurry of activity, including the announcement of a new University of Bristol campus, details of the final Temple Gate scheme and a new website. Scroll down for more information about these, as well as some quick-fire updates and details of upcoming events.
New £300 million campus will transform Temple Quarter
The University of Bristol has unveiled plans for a new £300 million campus in the heart of the Enterprise Zone. Located on the Former Sorting Office site on Cattle Market Road, the campus will include a Digital Innovation Hub, a ‘business school of the future’, a student residential village and Engine Shed 2. The Temple Quarter Campus is a unique collaboration between the University, Bristol City Council, Government, industry and philanthropic partners, and the local business community. Find out more on our website.
Work to start on Temple Gate to create a new city gateway
Works to remodel the Temple Circus roundabout and improve walking and cycling routes around Temple Meads station are due to start early next year. The works are part of the Temple Gate scheme, an £11 million programme of infrastructure improvements in the Enterprise Zone, stretching from the Old Market Roundabout to Bath Bridge junction. You can find out more about the final scheme on our website.
Bristol winner of Innovate UK infocus awards: Dr Becky Sage
Innovate UK recently announced the winners of their inaugural round of infocus awards, an initiative seeking to support inspiring female entrepreneurs. The winner of the category for Enabling and Emerging Technologies was Bristol’s own Dr Becky Sage, CEO of Interactive Scientific (iSci). She scooped the award for her company’s latest product, Nano Simbox. Find out more about Becky and iSci on our blog.
Silicon Gorge Investor Pitching
Silicon Gorge Investor Pitching is returning for its fourth year, and applications are now open for the next cohort of startups that will compete for between £100,000 and £2 million of investment. This year the theme is smart tech, and those who make it through the first round of applications will be invited to a pitching competition next year. More information is available on the TechSPARK website.