Toerfaen Council secures £1.2 million of innovation funding

Torfaen Council has secured £1.2 million to develop solutions that could transform adult social care services. This funding comes from the £20 million GovTech Catalyst programme, which aims to tackle public sector and community challenges by leveraging technology. Businesses are now being challenged to come up with ideas that utilise big data and technology to...

USW announces cyber security training for teenagers

The University of South Wales has announced new cyber security training for teenagers. It’s become one of the UK’s first universities to develop educational materials through the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) CyberFirst programme. These include courses, bursaries and competitions aimed at encouraging young people (between 11 and 17) to take up careers in the cyber...

Innovation centre director wins prestigious entrepreneurship award

Jamie McGowan, campus director at the Welsh Innovation Centre for Enterprise, has been crowned UK Entrepreneurs’ Champion at the Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Launched six years ago by Welsh entrepreneur Francesca James, the awards shine a light on the hard work and inspiring stories of business owners and innovators across the UK. The 2019 award...

Welsh ICE launches new funding programme

Welsh ICE, an innovation centre based in Caerphilly, is inviting startups and entrepreneurs to apply for its next round of funded spaces. The funding, delivered through the ICE 50 programme, provides businesses with a structured route to sustainability while creating jobs and boosting the Welsh economy. Successful applicants receive full-time desk space, a tailored mentoring...

Bipsync raises $7 million of investment

Research platform provider Bipsync has raised of $7 million investment to mount an international scale-up campaign. Led by fintech investment firm Edison Partners, the investment round will allow Bipsync to expand its global footprint, accelerate product innovation and increase sales and marketing operations. Spun out of Silicon Valley in 2013, the firm has since opened...

Interview: Lawrence Jones, CEO of UKFast

In our latest interview, we spoke to Denbigh-born tech entrepreneur Lawrence Jones. He’s the CEO and founder of UKFast, a cloud infrastructure firm that works with a range of global brands and public sector organisations. Lawrence reflects on his entrepreneurial journey and the things he has learnt over the decades, while giving some great advice...

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