Interview: Malcom Sloan, founder of Sportsinjuryfix.com

Tech Dragons recently caught up with Malcolm Sloan, who founded Sportsinjuryfix.com. It’s a free website that makes it easy for people to find the right treatment. The ambitious entrepreneur wants to build his company into the Just Eat of the rehabilitation world and expand across Europe, Australia, America and Canada in the future. TD: Why did you...

Aberystwyth student develops fare-splitting petrol app

21-year-old student Jack Thompson, who is based in Aberystwyth, has developed a smartphone app that allows friends to divide petrol costs fairly. With the app, designated drivers and passengers can calculate the amount of money spent per journey based on metrics such as car type and distance. They can then divide the cost between themselves. Jack...

Welsh production company picked up by Amazon

Welsh production company GreenNova is celebrating after one of its TV series was picked up by technology giant Amazon for its video streaming service Prime. The Caerphilly-based business co-produced ‘Spirit Breaker” with FunClamp Productions, which is headquartered in Cardiff.  This is GreenNova’s first venture into television. Christopher Deakin-Eades, managing director of GreenNova Productions, said being...

Cardiff-based technologists explore ways AI can help people with disabilities

A Cardiff-based charity has been working with technology researchers to explore ways that artificial intelligence can be used to support people living with learning disabilities. Specialists at Y Lab, which is a Cardiff University and Nesta foundation collaboration, have developed intelligent personal assistants to help people with disabilities live independently. The project is being funded by Innovate...

Global information solutions firm launches recruitment boost in Cardiff Bay

Information solutions provider LexisNexis Risk Solutions, which operates its largest UK office in Cardiff Bay, has launched another major recruitment drive. The global technology firm, which is owned by the RELX Group, helps banks across the world fight financial crime and promote financial inclusion. It’s creating jobs in a plethora of departments, including technology support, sales,...

Life Sciences Hub Wales unveils new board

The Life Sciences Hub, which supports businesses, academic institutions and government bodies across Wales, has reaffirmed its commitment to the sector with a new board. Sir Mansel Aylwar, who has previously led Public Health Wales and is the current boss of the Bevan Commission, has joined the organisation as its executive chair. Alongside these roles,...

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