Swansea IoT firm receives six figure investment

Connected technology firm Vortex IoT has received a six-figure investment package from the Development Bank of Wales to accelerate international growth. The Swansea-based company builds Internet of Things sensors and networks for environments with hostile conditions and limited supply, such as heavy industry, smart infrastructure and rail infrastructure. With the investment, Vortex IoT plans to...

Retail automation platform raises £3.3 million

Retail automation platform Veeqo has raised £3.3 million of growth investment to launch a global scale-up campaign. The investment round was led by the Development Capital team at Octopus Investments, who join existing investors Daniel McPherson and New Look founder Tom Singh along with equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Veeqo said it’ll use the funds to further its market...

New creative industries initiative opens for business

A muti-million-pound initiative designed to boost innovation in the screen industries is now open for business. Clwstr is a five-year research and development programme that’ll help to create new products, services and experiences, with the aim of accelerating this sector in South Wales. Led by Cardiff University with the support of University of South Wales and Cardiff...

Techniquest celebrates British Science Week

The weekend saw educational charity Techniquest celebrate British Science Week with robotics, medieval medicine and a glowing sculpture. On March 16th and 17th, the Cardiff Bay-based science discovery centre used its two floors of interactive exhibits to showcase innovation, medicine and the natural world. Visitors could take part in special activities such as Rocketry and Programming Robots using Lego. Meanwhile, aspiring scientists...

Welsh robotics firm wins Henry Ford Award

Collaborative robotics firm Reeco Automation has received a prestigious global award for the work it has completed with motoring giant Ford. The Powys-based company won the Henry Ford Award for integrating a collaborative robot into the manufacturing process at Ford’s engine plant in Bridgend. Several global entries were submitted and accessed by judges before Reeco was...

Pupils take part in coding competition

Education minister Kirsty Williams visited Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor in Gwynedd last week to attend the annual Wales Coding Competition. The competition is aimed at promoting computing and programming skills among young people aged between 7-16 in Wales. This year, pupils were challenged to create a computer game based on the theme of discovery and adventure. Supporters...

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