Interview: Peter Allan, managing director of Surple

Tech Dragons recently caught up with Peter Allan, who founded energy technology company Surple. We asked him about the app, his start-up journey and future ambitions. TD: Who are you, and what does your business do? PA: My name’s Peter Allan and I’m the managing director of Surple. We are a small team of four...

Welsh chatbot firm selected for prestigious accelerator

Welsh artificial intelligence firm We Build Bots has been selected to take part in the prestigious Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator. Run by Oracle’s research and development team, the programme provides innovative technology start-ups with mentorship, co-working space and access to investors. Through the accelerator, Oracle is creating an ever-expanding global network of start-ups and an alumni...

Amazon to bring its academy initiative to Wales

Technology giant Amazon is to bring its academy event to Wales, supporting hundreds of entrepreneurs and small businesses across the country. Registrations are now open for the first ever Welsh Amazon Academy event, which will take place on September 11th at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport. It’ll provide entrepreneurs and SMEs with free workshops,...

Techniquest gets fundraising boost to expand STEM initiatives

Educational charity Techniquest is planning to expand its range of STEM initiatives after receiving generous donations and a high-profile grant. Based in Cardiff Bay, the science discovery centre is on a mission to inspire the next generation of scientists by conducting inspirational school outreach programmes. It reaches more than 50,000 pupils yearly. As a result...

Velindre Cancer Centre plagued by legacy IT problems

Patients at Cardiff’s Velindre Cancer Centre saw critical chemo and radiotherapy appointments cancelled after the organisation was plagued by eleven major IT incidents. Since April, the NHS Wales-run health body has experienced a string of detrimental IT failures due to a 20-year reliance on legacy Microsoft applications that the firm stopped supporting four years ago....

Welsh tech gets royal approval from the Duke of York

Seventeen of the UK’s brightest tech entrepreneurs recently travelled to North Wales to take part in the Pitch@Palace On Tour event. Hosted by Town Square Spaces at the Wrexham Enterprise Hub, it saw them present their innovations to the Duke of York and an audience of influential people from business, law, finance and academia. After a...

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