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18th August 2020

£1.475m to Power Community Energy Project in Pembrokeshire

The Development Bank of Wales has confirmed a capital loan of £1.475 million for Community Energy Pembrokeshire (CEP), the developers of the Prouts Park Wind Turbine. With a community share offer now open for registration, It is expected that the Prouts Park Wind Turbine project will generate 900kw of renewable energy. The community project was…

18th August 2020

Welsh Company Hits Fundraising Target to Expand Virtual Reality into Healthcare

Wales-based immersive technology in healthcare pioneer Rescape Innovation has hit its £300k target through Crowdcube to help the company expand its proven use of virtual reality in the treatment of patients and to help frontline NHS staff. The Crowdcube fundraiser has already hit its £300k target at a pre-money valuation of £3.1m, with significant pledges…

18th August 2020

Mask making facility established in Wales following £1.5m investment

A £1.5 million investment by Hardshell is set to see a medical-grade mask-making facility established in Wales. Expand Life Sciences Hub Wales has supported Hardshell, a producer of protective defensive equipment such as body armour and demining suits, to secure product certifications that will allow it to become the first in the UK to produce…

18th August 2020

Fight for Sight fund two studies to investigate the cause of visual hallucinatory condition in people with sight loss

Fight for Sight is highlighting the need for more awareness and research into a visual hallucinatory condition, known as Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS), which is common in people with sight loss. The charity is announcing funding for two research projects into the condition with the hope of finding a treatment or cure. The condition Charles…

18th August 2020

£6m Funding for Welsh Scientists to Advance Solar Technologies

The grant brings together three world-renowned research groups from Swansea University, Imperial College London and Oxford University to advance organic and perovskite solar cells into applications that current solar technologies are not suitable for. These next-generation photovoltaics show great promise: their performance competes with current technology, but they have the advantages of being flexible, lightweight,…

18th August 2020

How a Welsh Engineering Company Became Lead PPE Supplier in the UK

In years to come, many people will look back on the COVID crisis as a make or break moment in their personal and business lives. For Oliver Conger, Managing Director of Port Talbot-based Rototherm Group, the past four months have seen him and his team ride a rollercoaster of emotions – from staring down the…

18th August 2020

Welsh Medical Supply Firm Endorsed for for High Quality PPE Gowns

A leading medical supply company in Wales has secured CE marking for its stock of personal protective equipment (PPE). Hospital Innovations specialises in delivering innovative and safe solutions to hospitals and clinics worldwide, and in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, has made sourcing PPE for facilities in the UK a priority. The CE mark, which…

11th August 2020

Mental health issues rise by nearly 110% due to Covid-19, Forth survey finds

Forth, a Welsh based health tech company, conducted the survey in early July as lockdown restrictions began to ease. The survey compared mental health issues before and after the Covid-19 lockdown, and lifestyle habits such as sleep.
05th August 2020

New University spinout company to develop diagnostic tests for human and animal diseases

An innovative collaboration between scientists at Aberystwyth University and industry could lead to a breakthrough in the early detection of chronic diseases in humans and animals.
05th August 2020

Bevan Exemplar Programme Applications Open!

Bevan Exemplars - Translating prudent healthcare into practice