North Wales investment company receives UK data protection certification

North Wales-based investment and financial management business RPG Wealth has received a coveted UK certification for protecting sensitive client data. Headquartered in St Asaph, the company is now trading through the IASME scheme. This highlights its commitment to information security best practice, particularly the General Data Protection Regulation. RPG Director Julian Redmond said: “Our clients trust us...

European Commission approves €1.75 billion semiconductor research plan for Wales

The European Commission has approved a plan that’ll unlock €1.75 billion of research funding and €6 billion of private investment for Wales’ semiconductor industry. It’s the first such programme to be approved by the Commission, which not only highlights the importance of compound semiconductors but solidifies Wales as a market leader. Over the coming years, the Welsh Government will work...

Techniquest makes new appointment to spearhead engagement opportunities

Educational charity Techniquest has appointed a community engagement officer in a bid to accelerate engagement and participation opportunities. Kelsey Barcenilla recently joined the Cardiff-based science discovery centre to transform the way it engages with new audiences and community members. She’ll be responsible for generating new volunteering opportunities as the organisation pushes ahead with its multimillion-pound renovation project,...

Sony’s new smart office tech to be made in Pencoed

The sensor technology behind Sony’s recently launched Nimway smart office solution is to be made in Wales over the coming years. It’ll be produced at the Sony UK Technology Centre – which is an electronics manufacturing facility based in Pencoed – as part of the tech giant’s Seed Acceleration Program (SAP). Established in 2014, SAP supports...

Global tech conference comes to Cardiff

One of the world’s fastest-growing developer conferences is to come to Wales at the end of January. SeverlessDays, a community-based event that explores the latest developer-oriented technologies, is to take place at Cardiff’s Tramshed Tech on January 30th. The one-day event will bring together technologists of all backgrounds to share their experience and lessons from real-world...

£25,000 incentives announced to train STEM teachers in Wales

The Welsh Government is offering £20,000 of funding to top graduates to train as teachers in subjects such as computer science, maths, chemistry and physics. Unveiled by Education Minister Kirsty Williams last week, the incentives are part of plans to increase the number of teachers working in Wales – particularly across STEM. What’s more, students...

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