Sure Chill picks up top innovation award

Sure Chill, a medtech start-up based in Cardiff, has won the UK Eagle Innovation category at the annual Barclays High-Growth and Entrepreneur Awards. The awards celebrate entrepreneurs’ success, leadership and positive impact on society. SureChill was recognised for its patented cooling technology, which is approved by the World Health Organization. Founded in 2009, Sure Chill’s...

Techniquest Planetarium project to mark 50th anniversary of moon landing

Techniquest is working on a bespoke show that’ll take place in its Planetarium to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The science discovery centre, located in Cardiff Bay, has been awarded £6000 from the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) to hold the show next year. Martin Palmer-Smith, a science communicator at...

DropTask announces new visual task management feature

Pernarth-based software company OpenGenius has updated its popular task management app with a new planner feature to help boost productivity in the workplace. DropTask sports now, next and soon boards that can be assigned based on the priority of tasks. They’re aimed at helping users manage their daily workloads effectively. Sharing his thoughts on the app, Darren...

Techniquest secures £3 million to mount expansion plans

Techniquest has secured £3 million of government funding to radically transform its science discovery centre in Cardiff Bay. It’s been awarded the money from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Wellcome Trust’s Inspiring Science Fund. With the investment, the charity will be able to go ahead with plans to extend its building...

Leading snowboarding school enlists the support of Welsh tech firm

One of Europe’s leading ski and snowboarding schools has enlisted the support of Cardiff-based tech firm ThinkBooker to design a new online booking system. New Generation, which operates in seventeen resorts across France, Switzerland and Austria, has been looking for new software to handle its 200 instructors and incoming orders. It’s currently going through a...

Velindre Cancer Centre plagued by legacy IT problems

Patients at Cardiff’s Velindre Cancer Centre saw critical chemo and radiotherapy appointments cancelled after the organisation was plagued by eleven major IT incidents. Since April, the NHS Wales-run health body has experienced a string of detrimental IT failures due to a 20-year reliance on legacy Microsoft applications that the firm stopped supporting four years ago....

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