Interview: Benno Wasserstein, MD of Box UK

Benno Wasserstein is the managing director of Box UK, a web and software development consultancy that was founded in Cardiff in 1998. We talk to him about his business and the Welsh tech scene. TD: Tell us a little more about the Box UK business? BW: Box UK is a web and software development consultancy delivering...

Start-up incubator Welsh ICE secures £250k in funding to support Welsh business

Welsh ICE, a start-up incubator based in Caerphilly, has secured £250k in funding to help it support young local businesses. Fairwood Trust, the Welsh Government, Lloyds Bank and the WCR Group have provided the funding in a bid to support start-up businesses in creating jobs for the Welsh economy. It’ll be delivered through a new...

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...

Are Welsh children able to keep up to date with constantly advancing tech?

If you were to imagine what the technological landscape would look like in 2020, it would be fair to say that – given the current speed of advancement – there will be some great strides in the next five years. Sure, we’re not talking hover-boards, jet packs or traveling in glass tubes. But certainly when...

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...

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