South Wales tech cluster renames itself after famous boat and internet meme

In an increasingly competitive world, global start-up clusters are looking to attract talent and investment through the use of branding and naming. And many of those clusters worldwide have organically or intentionally followed the naming convention inspired by the granddaddy of all start-up clusters, Silicon Valley. We have Silicon Roundabout (east London), Silicon Alley (New...

Oi Conference attracts 1000 techies to Cardiff

Oi Conf, which is quickly becoming one of Europe’s biggest tech events, attracted more than 1000 social media and mobile specialists yesterday. Organised by Welsh technology agency CoupMedia, the conference took place at Cardiff’s historic City Hall and provided companies with a glimpse into the latest technology trends. It ran all day and welcomed technology...

£6.4 million business technology project launched at USW

The University of South Wales has announced the launch of a £6.4 million EU-backed project to research ways businesses can develop cutting-edge technologies. The Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Emerging Technologies (CEMET) project is being led by the university and has received £4.2 million of backing from the European Regional Development Fund. It’s been...

Welsh comms firm announces expansion plans

TheVoiceFactory, a communications company based in Natgarw, has announced expansion plans after receiving a £500,000 loan from Finance Wales. Thanks to this loan, the company will create six jobs based in Wales and see it move to bigger premises at the end of March. It currently employs 24 members of staff. TVF provides a range...

Backspace to launch its UK R&D centre in Cardiff

Backspace, a leading omni-channel digital banking company, has announced plans to launch its new UK research and development centre in Cardiff. On announcing the news, the company praised Wales for quickly becoming an important region for technological development, with new tech hubs, events and firms constantly emerging. With the support of the Welsh Government, it...

Innovation centre appoints new chair

Welsh ICE, an innovation centre and co-working space provider based in Caerphilly, has appointed William Record as its new chairman. The 50-year old replaces his father, Anthony Record, who has served in this capacity since Welsh ICE was launched in 2012. He’ll continue to support ICE as a director. Will entered the business world when...

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