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Cornish firm HydroWing unveils plans for its next generation tidal energy project in Wales

Falmouth-based HydroWing is gearing up for deployment of its next generation tidal energy technology, following the recent announcement that HydroWing has been awarded a contract for a 10MW tidal stream energy project in Wales.

HydroWing was the largest tidal stream project in Wales to be successful in the UK government’s latest Contracts for Difference round. The project will be...

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Cornwall-based marine tech firm receives King’s Award for Enterprise

Feritech Global officially received the King’s Award for Enterprise on 1st November, at a ceremony held in their Innovation Centre near Falmouth.

The company was named a winner of the prestigious King’s Award earlier this year and MD Rob Ferris was invited to a celebratory dinner at Buckingham Palace in June. Feritech Global received the accolade in recognition of their outstanding...

Toby Parkins

Cornwall’s Toby Parkins recognised as One to Watch in The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders for 2023

The co-founder of one of Cornwall's largest technology companies has received national recognition for leadership.

Toby Parkins, Director of Headforwards and Chair of Tech South West, has been named One to Watch in The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders 2023.

Created by investment partner LDC - part of Lloyds Banking Group, and supported by The Times, The LDC Top 50...


Tugdock collaborates with RWE and Sarens to investigate innovative floating wind deployment and integration solutions for the Celtic Sea

Cornwall-based Tugdock has joined a project funded by RWE, Wales’ largest renewable energy generator, to investigate innovative floating wind deployment and integration solutions for the Celtic Sea.

The project, a collaboration between Tugdock, Saren and RWE, will investigate the quayside offload and launch of two types of floating offshore wind platforms – one steel and one concrete...


Leading European tech startup event comes to Cornwall

Software Cornwall is proud to announce that Cornwall will host one of Europe’s most distinguished tech startup events this September, bringing together founders, business leaders and investors within the software and tech ecosystem from across the south-west region.

Slush began as a meetup of 250 people with a pitch competition in Helsinki in 2008 and quickly grew to an attendee size...


Acronyms announces £1million investment, as part of Cornwall expansion plans

Acronyms Ltd , a leading technology company specialising in managed IT services, has announced its expansion into Cornwall and the successful acquisition of Tanist, a Cornwall-based IT solutions provider.

The takeover, which was officially completed on Saturday July 1, 2023, demonstrates a significant investment in the region of over £1million, over a period of three years, with the...

Melissa Quinn, Head of Spaceport Cornwall

Head of Spaceport Cornwall, Melissa Quinn, announces departure from role

Melissa Quinn, the Head of Spaceport Cornwall, has announced her departure from the organisation at the end of this month.

Melissa has been part of the Spaceport team since its inception in 2014, providing support for the UK Space Agency bid and taking on the head role in January 2021.

Spaceport Cornwall is a consortium of partners working together to develop the UK’s first...

TouchByte technology allows users to enter a space with their face

Cornish facial recognition firm TouchByte acquired by SALTO Systems

TouchByte , a Cornish based technology innovator focussed on facial recognition, has been acquired by global market leader SALTO Systems.

TouchByte, based in Falmouth, has developed biometric technology that enables users to access spaces using facial recognition technology.

It works by irreversibly converting an image of the user into a series of numbers, including...


Headforwards release details of upcoming "HeadTalk"

For the next event in its HeadTalk series, Cornish software firm Headforwards has enlisted the help of experienced career coach and mentor Rob Lambert to give practical advice on how to achieve personal success.

Rob is an HR, Management and Business Agility coach, trainer and consultant who focuses on helping organisations improve workplace communication to aid business agility....

Feritech Global technology deployed offshore in USA.  Photo Credit: TDI-Brooks International, Inc.

Cornish marine tech company Feritech Global receives a King’s Award for Enterprise

Feritech Global has been awarded a King’s Award for Enterprise for their outstanding success in international trade.

The award will be presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, at a special ceremony at Feritech’s Innovation Centre in Falmouth. Feritech has also been invited to a reception with His Majesty The King at Buckingham Palace in the summer....