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Innovate & Connect

Map Pin IconGoodsheds, Barry

Clock Icon18:00 - 21:00

Calendar IconJune 6, 2024


Map Pin IconGoodsheds, Barry

Clock Icon18:00 - 21:00

Calendar IconJune 6, 2024

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Learn about support, funding, and programmes for South Wales businesses from Virtus Tech, Barclays Eagle Labs, CEMET, & Innovation Strategy.


What will the event cover?


Come along to hear an informative talk from our keynote speaker, George Bellwood, CEO and Co-Founder of Virtus Tech along with Barclays Eagle Labs, Tramshed Tech and Innovation Strategy. All about how these business opperate, signposting support, funding and programme offerings available to businesses in the South Wales region.


Who is this event for?


This event is tailored for entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals seeking to expand their networks, access valuable resources, and stay ahead of the latest developments in the South Wales business landscape. Whether you're looking for support, funding, or simply eager to connect with like-minded individuals, this event promises to be a valuable experience.


Speaker bios


Virtus Tech started was founded by two friends at university, one of them being George the Co-Founder & CEO of Virtus Tech. Virtus Tech is used by some of the biggest names across the UK & US to create, amend, and deploy VR content as easily as WordPress allows you to create a website. With a focus on digital education and training, Virtus Tech boasts a prestigious client roster, including the NHS, universities, hospitals, and an expanding presence in the US.


The Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Emerging Technologies (CEMET) support businesses with access to R&D, software and hardware development. Working alongside you, CEMET utilises leading-edge emerging technology to create innovative products and services for your business that will shape the future. From Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and the Internet of Things to iOS, Android or cross-platform apps, we have extensive experience in designing and developing software and hardware products.


At Innovation Strategy, Innovation Net Zero supports local businesses through world leading advisory and provides access to innovation specialists, multinational corporations and thought leaders to research and develop emission reducing innovations. Innovation Net Zero fosters collaboration and investment and drives adoption of green solutions to promote growth. Innovation Net Zero brings together a world-class partnership made up of innovation and business specialists Innovation Strategy, multinational and technology experts British Telecom and sustainability and circular economy experts Afallen. Innovation Net Zero addresses local objectives and strategies and builds on sectorial strengths across localities. Currently businesses in Carmarthenshire and the Vale of Glamorgan can benefit from free support to explore and test innovative concepts in net zero and the circular economy.


Barclays Eagle Labs-Eagle Labs provides a wealth of support to startup businesses, particularly those who are focused on technology and innovation. For those looking for more virtual support you’ll be able to access our services and expertise remotely. Businesses can be connected to our mentors, specialists and deals that are all designed to help them grow. We also provide access to a collaborative community where businesses can be put in touch with and learn from their peers.


Tramshed Tech provides connected workspaces, next-level business support programmes and specialist skills training to help supercharge the growth of tech, digital, and creative businesses in Wales and beyond. We bring together founders, startups, scaleups, enterprise organisations, investors, corporates, universities and government bodies to spark conversations, foster collaboration, forge partnerships and facilitating game-changing innovation.

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Unit 3, Goodsheds Lofts, Hood Road, Barry, CF62 5QT

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Barry Train Station
8 min walk

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Pumphouse Parking
3 min walk