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23rd February 2021

£270m New Funding for the Development Bank

The Welsh Government today sets out how it will work to reconstruct and rebuild Wales’ economy so it is more prosperous, equal and green than ever before.
19th February 2021

Capital Law Appointed To Hydrogen Hub Project

Kate Evans Capital Law has been appointed to support the development of a landmark hydrogen hub in North Wales. Menter Môn, the Anglesey based social enterprise which is developing the project in partnership with Anglesey County Council, has appointed the law firm. The firm has been instructed to advise on the project structure for the…

17th February 2021

ARCH Innovation Forum opening in 2021

The ARCH Innovation Forum will again open its virtual doors in early 2021 and offers a platform for presenters to engage with a multi-disciplinary panel of experts from academia, NHS, and industry.
17th February 2021

Your chance to be part of research into how a nasal spray could help combat Covid-19

Swansea University is looking for volunteers from South Wales to be part of vital research into how an over-the-counter nasal spray could help protect against Covid-19. Scientists at Swansea University are investigating if Carragelose, which contains a form of seaweed, could prevent the Covid-19 illness or reduce severity of symptoms. They are expanding the research…

17th February 2021

Port Talbot firm British Rototherm creating 250 new jobs with new PPE partnership

Port Talbot manufacturer British Rototherm Group is creating 250 new jobs in a new partnership agreement with the world’s leading personal protective equipment (PPE) safety eyewear specialist. The tie up sees Rototherm’s  medical and protective equipment division RotoMedical, becoming Bollé Safety’s exclusive UK manufacturer of PPE eyewear for the healthcare industry. RotoMedical will produce over three…

17th February 2021

Gwalia Healthcare – Going from Strength to Strength

Last autumn we talked to Rod Parker and Kate Owen at Gwalia Healthcare about the tremendous work being undertaken by the Treforest-based business to deal with the pandemic whilst recovering from a major flood just prior – from stepping in to fulfil sanitisation and contamination control needs across all sectors of the economy, to taking…

17th February 2021

“Transformational” Period At Creo Medical

The chief executive of Chepstow-based Creo Medical has said the company has experienced a period of “transformational” change in a new trading update. The company has reported that trading for the year ended 31 December 2020 was marginally ahead of management expectations, with revenue increasing to more than £9m. The business had a net cash…

17th February 2021

Genesis BioSciences Selected For United Utilities Innovation Lab

Cardiff-based Genesis Biosciences has been selected to take part in United Utilities’ Innovation Lab, which provides successful applicants with the opportunity to test their products in a live environment before going to market. Genesis, which also has a facility in the US, will be trialling its Evogen Biogas Additive; a powdered product that can contribute…

17th February 2021

Paramedic students vaccinated as they continue to help support services

Swansea University paramedic students have received their coronavirus vaccine as they continue to work on the NHS frontline. The students say they are delighted they have now been protected as they go about their duties helping support vital services. Sarah Board, a second year Dip HE Paramedic Science student, said: “Having transported a very unwell Covid…

16th February 2021

Welsh Tech Startup Launches Covid App to Support Learning Difficulties

Welsh tech startup Starfish Labs, based at Aberystwyth University’s Innovation Centre, has launched the first of a suite of apps to support people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) through the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The ‘COVID-19 – Staying Safe’ app features simple instructions for wearing different types of face coverings, hand washing, sanitising and…