Cardiff’s Roath Park turned into mobile game

Mobile application developer Rant Media has created a mobile game set in Cardiff’s Roath Park. In the game, called Parclings, players visit different areas of the park to collect tiny paper-based creatures. There are a series of iBeacons – which are based on Bluetooth technology – spread across the park that act as markers for...

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,...

Glyndŵr University scientists complete polishing mirrors for world’s largest telescope

World-leading scientists from Glyndwr University in Wrexham have completed polishing prototype mirrors for the world’s largest telescope. The team, based at the university’s OpTIC Centre in St Asaph, was chosen by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) to undertake the task for the £900m European-Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) in 2011. Over four years, it’s been polishing the series...

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...

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