Finalists for Wales Technology Awards announced

A number of businesses at the forefront of Welsh innovation have been announced as finalists in this year’s Wales Technology Awards, organised by ESTNet. The awards are aimed at recognising the achievements and innovations made by the diverse Welsh technology sector, ranging from ground-breaking advances in hardware to pioneering applications in edtech. On June 22nd,...

Aircraft manufacturer to open R&D centre at Swansea Uni

Faradair, an award-winning hybrid aircraft manufacturer, has announced it’s to open a research and development centre at Swansea University. The centre, which is to be based at the university’s College of Engineering, will offer Welsh university students a unique opportunity to develop careers in aviation. It’ll be supervised by Dr Ben Evans, an associate professor...

Welsh flag emoji lands on Twitter and mobile devices

After years of campaigning and many requests from technology users, a new national emoji for Wales is finally landing on Twitter and mobile devices. In March 2016, Jeremy Burge of Emojipedia and BBC Wales social media lead Owen Williams launched a campaign to get national emojis developed for Scotland, Wales and England. Their campaign was...

High-tech production facility to be built in Cardiff

In a bid to attract more film and drama productions to Wales, respected TV company Bad Wolf has announced it’s to build a high-tech production facility in Cardiff. Supported by the Welsh Government, the new centre will be based at Trident Park in the city and will provide state-of-the-art studio facilities for Bad Wolf. The...

Nominet brings broadband to rural Wales

Nominet, the official UK domain registry, has begun the next phase of its TV white space broadband technology rollout in Monmouthshire. The organisation is working with Broadway Partners, which specialises in rural technology installation, to bring high-quality internet access to rural parts of Wales. Following the success of the Arran Broadband initiative in Scotland, Monmouthshire...

Wales Start-up Awards set to return for second year

The Wales Start-up Awards, which are aimed at giving new businesses throughout Wales the opportunity to be recognised, are set to return for the second year. Sponsored by Natwest and Entrepreneurial Spark, they’re the only awards in Wales that are exclusive to people who have started a business within three years. Brighter Foods, which won four...

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