Funding boost for Welsh medtech companies developing next-gen products

Six small, early-stage Welsh medtech companies have been selected for a £600,000 R&D funding boost from the UK’s innovation agency Innovate UK. The aim of the fund is for the selected companies to develop and commercialise the next generation of medical technology devices and products. The companies took part in a £1m launchpad for the Welsh...

Microsoft executive to speak at Carmarthen business conference

Microsoft UK chief envisioning officer Dave Coplin will speak at Spotlight West Wales business conference in Carmarthen on Friday. The one-day conference, organised in association with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, will take place in the Hailiwell Centre at UWTSD’s Carmarthen campus this Friday. With the theme this year being about a bright future,...

How Swansea-based Dezrez transformed its workforce through government funding schemes

Swansea-based Dezrez, which provides estate agencies with sales, lettings and property management software, is something of a flagship company for a number of Welsh Government schemes designed to strengthen the country’s footing in innovation-led sectors such as technology and digital. Last year, the innovative tech company rounded up £2.7 million in terms of investment, with...

Edtech curation resource unveiled

Edtech start-up Sprink has unveiled an online resource dedicated to helping people discover and learn about some of the best educational apps out there. Called The Guide, Sprink will use it to hand-pick and crowdsource hundreds of videos and tutorials of popular educational apps. It’s run by people who are passionate about using technology to support others...

Service designed to make tasks easier for climbing centres unveiled

A service designed to make day-to-day tasks in climbing centres easier has been unveiled. Climb.rs helps centre managers track and optimise their routes and provides information on their centres. Its creators say it capitalises on the fact that climbing centres have a couple of gaps in their understanding of their businesses. For example, they can have hundreds of...

Rhondda tech-savvy pupils impress the first minister

It was a double win last week for tech-savvy pupils from a Rhondda-based primary school at the Urdd Eisteddfod. The pupils, from YYG Llyncelyn in Rhondda, not only managed to take third place for their digital design skills but also obtained a special seal of approval from First Minister Carwyn Jones at the Welsh language festival...

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