Cardiff deploys smart lighting network

Around 14,000 IoT-enabled smart lights are being installed around Cardiff as part of new plans to reduce energy costs and provide better lighting for residents. Cardiff Council has almost completed the first stage of the project, which is seeing it deploy thousands of Phillips Luma LED street lights across the Welsh capital. The lights are...

Creative Cardiff and BAFTA Cymru host the South Wales virtual reality cluster

Last week, Creative Cardiff and BAFTA Cymru brought together over 80 practitioners, business leaders and academics from across South Wales to explore virtual reality. The event, which took place at the Wales Millenium Centre, profilED the innovative VR and AR work being produced by local organisations and its impact on the creative economy. Virtual reality is one...

Doopoll announces new funding round as it exceeds 250,000 votes

Doopoll, a polling software company based in Cardiff, has raised an additional round of funding from the Development Bank of Wales as it reaches a growth milestone The company, which has developed an online polling platform used by the likes of O2, Welsh Rugby Union, Admiral and Ty Hafan, recently processed its 250,000th vote. This...

UK Government announces plans to create “tech hub” in Cardiff

Cardiff will become home to a new “tech hub” as part of a  £21 million plan announced to drive the growth of technology across the UK. Tech City UK and Tech North, which are UK-government organisations that support the growth of the tech industry, will become a national body called Tech Nation. The organisation will...

Welsh innovation centre continues to grow

Caerphilly-based innovation centre and co-working space Welsh ICE has said it’s to expand after securing a further 2,500 square foot of office space. In September 2016, the organisation opened its third building, named the Octagon. This means the campus is now made up of 30,000 square foot of space. The centre currently houses 170 businesses,...

Welsh firm to benefit from £1 million grant to pioneer 3D printing

Iterate Design & innovation, a product design consultancy based in Chepstow, has received a grant from Innovate UK to develop 3D printing technology. The company is working on a collaborative research project with the University of Warwick, Printed Electronics Ltd and C Enterprise to accelerate 3D printing technology development. They’ll focus on combining the deposition of...

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