Applications open for Natwest’s entrepreneur accelerator

Banking giant Natwest is on the lookout for innovative entrepreneurs and businesses from across Wales to take part in its accelerator programme. The organisation provides a range of accelerator, pre-acclerator and fintech schemes for companies of any size and background. It gives them the tools and contacts needed to start, scale and succeed. These are...

Interview: Jackson Hull, CTO and COO of GoCompare

There’s no denying that, since being founded in 2006 by Hayley Parsons, GoCompare has become a Welsh success story and household name in its own right. After all, you’ve no doubt seen the comedic maestro played by Wyn Jones plastered over your telly for the past decade or accessed the price comparison website for quotes on insurance....

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...

Welsh innovators embark on business mission to MIT

If there’s one place famed for being an innovation gold mine globally, it’s the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the university has a long history of churning out world-class technologists, entrepreneurs, innovations and research. Back in March, some of Wales’s fastest-growing digital companies and entrepreneurs embarked on a Welsh Government business...

Semiconductor innovation centre to open in Wales next year

An innovation centre for semiconductor research and development will open in South East Wales at the start of next year. On Friday, Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns confirmed that the Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult will be launching its first facility in 2019. The UK Government is investing £51 million into the operation. It’s...

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