Cardiff University researchers to create “chatty factories” of the future

Researchers at Cardiff University are working on a £1.5 million project to explore ways artificial intelligence technology can be used to transform manufacturing. They’re looking to develop a system that would see products talk to the factory floor, which could potentially transform the modern manufacturing process. The specialists give the example of a bike helmet...

Cardiff-based online booking firm creates “store of the future” concept

ThinkBooker, an online booking company headquartered in Cardiff, has developed a personal shopping experience for London-based fashion boutique Browns. Working with Browns, ThinkBooker has created an online service that’ll be used in two of the fashion company’s London stores. It’s aimed at transforming the shopping experience. Founded in 1970, Browns is among London’s most influential...

The first Welsh IoT accelerator opens

Wales’s first Internet of Things accelerator programme has opened to give businesses access to financial investment, invaluable knowledge and industry networks. The Internet of Things Accelerator Wales is a collaboration between  Innovation Point, The Accelerator Network (TAN), Barclays Eagle Labs, Inspire Wales and the Development Bank of Wales. Set to run across twelve weeks, the scheme...

First tenants for Menai Science Park announced

The first technology companies that will be based at Menai Science Park have been announced ahead of its opening in North Wales next year. A subsidiary of Bangor University, the £20 million complex will offer labourites, office space and business support to some of the region’s most promising tech firms. Eleven companies have signed up...

Techniquest signs first start-up tenant

Educational charity Techniquest has signed technology start-up Do It Solutions its first tenant amid preparations to introduce a new co-working space programme. The Cardiff-based science discovery centre is looking to house a plethora of exciting Welsh businesses and has welcomed Do-IT Solutions to its iconic building in Mermaid Quay. Included in the Welsh Digital Dozen 2017,...

Blog: Tech Dragons and Alacrity Foundation join forces

Wednesday 15th of November saw a great evening of learning as a result of a new collaboration event with Tech Dragons, writes Ryan Hiscott. Alacrity’s Guy Wendon worked alongside Nicholas Fearn, founder of Tech Dragons, to set up the eighth event of the TD Meetup series. With thanks to Mark John for hosting us at...

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