innovation



Access-based consumption: the way towards a more sustainable and circular future?

Posted on 9 November 2020 by Nicole Koenig-Lewis

Results from a recent survey of 1,462 consumers aged 18 -54 years old, revealed around 50% agreed that renting consumer goods could help conserve natural resources and contribute to reducing waste and a better living environment. However, 65% of respondents weren’t aware of online rental platforms for consumer goods. In our latest post, Dr Nicole Koenig-Lewis
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The unexpected consequences of COVID-19

Posted on 5 November 2020 by Catherine Farrell

We hear a lot about the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and, predictably, we can see the huge impact it has had on employment – particularly those directly affected by the closure of retail, service and also the hospitality sectors. As each of these opened up during the summer of 2020, there was hope
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Wales Tech Week and the launch of Blockchain Connected

Posted on 5 August 2020 by Yingli Wang

In our latest post, Dr Yingli Wang reflects on her involvement in the first-ever Wales Tech Week which took place between 13-17 July 2020. We’re at something of a turning point in Wales when it comes to enabling and digital technology. From global technology leaders, to our growing start-up scene, there are achievements, innovation, and
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Small business in the time of COVID-19

Posted on 18 May 2020 by Professor Andrew Henley

In our latest post, Professors Andrew Henley and Tim Vorley comment on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses in the UK. Across the world, as the COVID-19 pandemic is raging, the disruptive impact on small businesses has been without precedent. Immediate commentary documenting both scale and specific examples of this impact is
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AI for FinTech

Posted on 5 March 2020 by gavinpowell

On Tuesday 25 February 2020, we hosted a FinTech for AI event on behalf of FinTech Wales and co-sponsor Confused.com. In our latest post, Gavin Powell, their General Secretary, reflects on the event. It was one of those great moments where all the hard work that’s happening with FinTech in Wales suddenly makes sense and
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Make capital work for us!

Posted on 5 November 2019 by Jonathan Preminger

In our latest post, Dr Jonathan Preminger and Dr Guy Major make a real-world proposal for gradual transformation of the economy. They argue that employee ownership is crucial for economic democracy, in a climate where worker-controlled firms can struggle to raise needed funds. In response to growing popular discontent with traditional shareholder capitalism that works
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Revolutionising supply chains with 3D printing

Posted on 2 September 2019 by Katy Huckle

In our latest post, Katy Alice Huckle, Ryan Iwanski, Giovanni Colantonio and Heath Jeffries explore the impact of 3D printing on the manufacturing industry. We already know that 3D printing is a game-changer. Additive technology not only allows previously un-makeable products to be built in a matter of hours; it also allows them to be
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