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...

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...

Smart metering specialist Aprose acquires Bridgend-based technology firm

KWR Technologies, a high-growth software company based in Bridgend, has been acquired by smart metering specialist Aprose Solutions. Having made an equity investment in the firm five years ago, the Development Bank of Wales has successfully sold its shares to Aprose Solutions – a company owned by ESG. Founded in 2010, KWR is a software...

Swansea researchers develop wearable to detect stress in guide dogs

Researchers at Swansea University are helping to develop a range of bespoke collar sensors that can detect stress in guide dogs. They’re working with scientists based in Ireland as part of the €12 million, four-year Celtic Advanced Life Science Innovation Network (CALIN) project.  It’s aimed at boosting innovation, jobs and growth in both countries. Dr Sofia...

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