Wales secures €100 million of innovation funding from the EU

Wales has secured more than €100 million of EU funding to support innovative research and development projects across the country. The investment comes from Horizon 2020, which is a research and innovation programme supporting cutting-edge STEM initiatives and international collaboration. Over the past few years, Welsh organisations and universities have been involved in over 2,800 international...

Cardiff tech firm launches recruitment drive

Fintech company Mypinpad is looking to grow its workforce at the heart of Wales’ thriving tech sector after securing £15 million of investment. The Cardiff-based business, which offers payment acceptance and customer authentication solutions, is on the lookout for skilled Android, iOS, operations and services developers and technical sales support consultants. With operations throughout Europe...

Connected tech firm picks up top industry award

A smart lighting solution developed by connected tech firm EnModus has been named the Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year at Lux Awards 2018. The Chepstow-based business, along with Carbon Reduction Technology, has been recognised for fitting more than 950 smart lights at Volvo’s production facility in Scotland. Sporting high-efficacy LED luminaires and ambient...

Online learning platform raises £300,000

Online learning platform Careercake has raised £300,000 in a funding round led by the Development Bank of Wales and Sunnybarn Investments. The Cardiff-based business works with organisations to help their staff develop new skills, build confidence in their careers and solve challenges they face in their working lives. Speaking about the investment, CEO and founder...

Welsh tech entrepreneur receives world travel leader award

Welsh tech entrepreneur Simon Powell has received the prestigious World Travel Leader award at the World Travel Market exhibition in London. Powell, who is CEO of Cardiff-headquartered software company Inspiretec, has been recognised for outstanding contribution to the travel industry over the past two years. He was nominated by TM Media Partners and an independent voting panel...

Four high-tech enterprise hubs confirmed for Wales

£4 million of funding has been secured to build four high-tech regional enterprise hubs across Wales. Welsh ICE, Tramshed Tech and a consortium led by Bangor University have been chosen to run hubs in North West, Mid, South West and South East West Wales. The investment is part of a Welsh Government plan to encourage...

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