Next Oi Conference to take place in spring 2016

Following the success of Oi15 back in May, the Online Influence team has confirmed that its next social media conference is to take place in spring 2016. Oi16 is set to be the biggest Online Influence Conference yet, and Aol, Vodafone and Unilever have already signed up to speak and run workshops during the day....

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...

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 and...

Cwmbran-based Blurrt launches £500K Seedrs crowdfunding campaign

Cwmbran-based Blurrt, a tech company that specialises in analysing social media posts, has launched a campaign on crowdfunding platform Seedrs to raise £500,000. So far, it’s raised over £300,000 and is offering 25 per cent of equity. The money, the company says, will be used to accelerate further growth, recruit a sales/marketing team and explore...

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