Cardiff University semiconductor facility to get £13 million in EU funding

A £13 million EU funding boost is to help Cardiff University develop its new semiconductor facility, Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford has announced. The university will use the money to develop, equip and run a state-of-the-art cleanroom facility within the recently opened Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS). Based at the Cardiff University Innovation Campus, the ICS...

Interview: Dan Simmons, founder of Populate

There’s certainly no shortage of marketing agencies in the world, although Cardiff-based Populate aims to differentiate itself from the competition by using social media to help SMEs grow. Dan Simmons, who set the company up as Tide Creative in July 2015, is a true entrepreneur. Having taken the risks, his company is thriving and has...

Oi Conference to feature ignition hub for Welsh tech start-ups

The Oi Conference, which is set to take place in Cardiff’s City Hall on March 30th, is to feature a special hub to help bring together and support Welsh tech start-ups. Called the Ignition Stage, it’ll provide education and networking opportunities to tech start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs. The hub will be free and located within...

Applications open for second cohort of Welsh ICE start-up accelerator

Applications for the second cohort of a start-up accelerator programme ran at Caerphilly-based innovation centre Welsh ICE have officially opened. Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, the Pre-Start Accelerator is open to innovative businesses from across Wales. Now in its second year, the programme was launched to contribute more than...

Cyber experts get a glimpse into the National Cyber Security Academy

Cyber security experts from across Wales were recently given a glimpse into the specialist industry facilities on offer at the University of South Wales. The university recently hosted the January 2017 meeting of the south Wales Cyber Security Cluster, an organisation that brings together Welsh cyber security businesses. Operating under the umbrella of the UK...

Promising Welsh start-ups awarded with £24,000 in prizes

A range of Welsh start-up businesses taking part on the Entrepreneurial Spark incubator scheme have been awarded with £24,000 worth of prizes and funding. Run in partnership with NatWest, KPMG, Dell EMC and Pinsent Masons, the Entrepreneuring Awards recognised the growth and achievements of early-stage businesses. The awards were handed out to businesses and entrepreneurs...

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