First major UK trial of self-healing concrete is underway in Wales

A team of researchers from Cardiff University is leading the first ever major British trial of self-healing concrete in Wales. The project, called Materials For Life, is currently being undertaken in the South Wales Valleys and is testing ways of repairing concrete without any intervention from humans. It’s piloting three individual concrete-healing technologies in real-world settings. The...

Are Welsh children able to keep up to date with constantly advancing tech?

If you were to imagine what the technological landscape would look like in 2020, it would be fair to say that – given the current speed of advancement – there will be some great strides in the next five years. Sure, we’re not talking hover-boards, jet packs or traveling in glass tubes. But certainly when...

Former FremantleMedia executive becomes chairman of Blurrt

Cymbran-based tech start-up Blurrt, which specialises in social media analysis, has appointed former FremantleMedia executive Simon Spalding as its chairman. Spalding will join the firm with the aim of shaping strategic decisions and overseeing ambitious growth plans in the UK as well as international markets. He was previously a board advisor. Core roles at Blurrt...

Welsh ICE tech firms dominate CBF innovation category

Several tech firms based at start-up incubator Welsh ICE have been selected as finalists for the innovation category at the 2015 Caerphilly Business Forum Awards. Bomper Studio, Service Tracker and Happus have all made the final for the Innovation Award and will attend a ceremony at Bryn Meadows Spa Hotel on November 20th. It’ll be hosted...

New Cardiff tech start-up lands six figure investment

Brand new Cardiff-based tech start-up Digital Profile has landed additional investment. Seasoned telecoms and tech entrepreneur Gile Phelps, who runs a number of successful businesses in Wales, has invested a six figure sum into the start-up set to launch next month. Digital Profile is a subscription-based platform where businesses can find talent to fill full...

Wales and the Candy Crush generation

Wales is a part of the UK where people ‘tell it how it is’. You may find little clusters of upmarket wine bars in the Vale of Glamorgan, but in the main, pretentiousness has never crept in.  This applies to businesses in Wales too. We don’t use terms like ‘return on investment’ or ‘adding value’....

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