GoCompare launches neuroscience programme for marketing specialists

Fintech giant GoCompare has partnered with Cardiff and Vale College to launch the UK’s first applied neuroscience and neuromarketing programme. Created as a bespoke course for GoCompare’s marketing team and delivered in partnership with RW Learning, it looks at ways in which neuroscience can be applied to management and memory. Nathan Hopkins, talent acquisition manager at...

Town Square to open enterprise hub in Oxfordshire

The founders of Caerphilly-based innovation centre Welsh ICE have unveiled plans to open an enterprise hub in Oxfordshire. Town Square Spaces has been appointed by Cherwell District Council to operate the new Perch Eco Business Centre in Bicester, which is a first-of-its-kind eco commercial building. “Developed by Cherwell District Council, this is the first non-domestic building...

Valleys peer-to-peer network launched

BeTheSpark has launched a valleys peer-to-peer network to support ambitious and innovative business leaders from across South Wales. The network will run as a pilot scheme for “business leaders who want to drive company growth, undertake effective change management and realise their full leadership potential”. It’ll be run by a range of experienced scale-up entrepreneurs...

Welsh tech firms hit £1 billion turnover, according to Tech Nation

Welsh technology businesses have reached a combined turnover of £1 billion for the first time, according to the 2019 Tech Nation Report. Released annually, it shines a light on the progress of technology businesses across the UK and is comprised of data from Companies House, PitchBook, GitHub, the OECD, Streetbees and the World Economic Forum. The...

North Wales tech firm achieves prestigious industry certification

Pinacl, a technology company based in North Wales, has been awarded with a prestigious industry certification. The St Asaph-headquartered firm is the first small business to receive the Cisco IoT Authorization certification, which was launched earlier in the year. This accreditation is given to Cisco partners that have demonstrated significant capabilities when it comes to making...

Welsh Government takes innovative approach to policy making

The Welsh Government is working with data analysis experts from Swansea and Cardiff Universities to shape policy-making in Wales. Through the Administrative Data Research Wales project, data science experts at Swansea University Medical School and staff from the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) at Cardiff University will work with specialist...

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