Welsh rural roads perfect for driverless car testing, say academics

A group of academics believes that driverless cars are the answer to poor transport links and that Wales is the perfect place to test them. The academics, from Glyndwr University’s engineering department, say Wales is the perfect place to test such cars due to its rural roads. These roads are quiet and would complement cars...

Funding

Starting a business isn’t easy. It requires a lot of time and energy – as well as some form of financial backing. There are a number of routes of funding available, though, ranging from governmental grants to investment from business angels. This piece will give you an idea of what is available. Grants There is...

Organisation pushing for Bitcoin apoption in Wales launches

An organisation pushing for the adoption of Bitcoin in Wales has launched. Bitcoin Wales, founded by Bitcoin enthusiasts Phillip George and Stephen Draycott, wants to make the digital currency a reality in Wales and push for wider understanding of the benefits. Currently operating as single groups in Swansea, Cardiff and Newport with 97 members, Bitcoin...

Leading co-working space for creatives closes

FoundersHub, a Cardiff-Based co-working space for creatives and freelancers, is to close down. The news was announced by the organisation on its official blog and comes at a time when Wales’s co-working scene is rapidly expanding. In the blog, the organisation’s founders, Craig and Amie Lockwood, explain that the space has been tackling building and...

Community and collaboration

Community and collaboration are two elements that make entrepreneurship what it is and drive enterprising teams to come up with ideas that wow and shine. They’re at the very heart of Wales’s technology industry and make it so diverse. There are a range of communities and collaborative projects that aim to take both to the...

Caerphilly learning tool secures £105K in government funding

Learning tool Noddlepod has secured £105,000 in investment from Finance Wales’s Technology Seed Fund. The start-up, based in Caerphilly, had just closed a funding round totalling £155,000. It’ll use the funding to develop and commercialise its collaborative learning tool, as well as hiring a number of new developers and sales staff to contribute to further growth....

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