Wales needs to pioneer emerging technologies, says government committee

Wales needs to be a provider and not just a consumer of emerging technologies, according to a recent National Assembly Committee meeting. The Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee believes that the nation has the capabilities and resources to become a world leader in areas such as artificial intelligence. Innovations like IoT, automation and AI will dominate...

Welsh innovation centre contributes £53 million to the Welsh economy

Welsh ICE, an innovation centre based in Caerphilly, has contributed £53 million to the Welsh economy since launching in 2012. That’s according to a report carried out by social and economic research company Wavehill. It looked at the number of jobs and revenue the centre has created. It found that, as a result of continued investment...

Software development conference kicks off in Swansea

Technologists from around the world will descend on Swansea today to attend the 2018 SwanseaCon agile development event. Now in the fourth year, SwanseaCon is a one-day conference aimed at software developers and testers, business analysts, scrum masters, project managers and consultants. The event will take place at Village Hotel and is being sponsored by organisations such...

Interview: Alan Dix, director of Swansea University Computational Foundry

From reaching new highs in the rankings to the opening of Bay Campus, Swansea University is going through something of a golden age. But things are only just getting started for the university. The Computational Foundry will see it become a world-leading centre of technology research and development. Tech Dragons recently caught up with Alan...

Cardiff University named a cyber security centre of excellence

Cardiff University has been recognised as a leading academic institution helping to make sure Britain is a safe place to live and work online. It’s been named an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the National Cyber Security Centre, and is the first organisation in Wales to receive this honour. The award...

Techniquest Planetarium project to mark 50th anniversary of moon landing

Techniquest is working on a bespoke show that’ll take place in its Planetarium to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The science discovery centre, located in Cardiff Bay, has been awarded £6000 from the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) to hold the show next year. Martin Palmer-Smith, a science communicator at...

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