New Welsh non-profit delivers pure fibre access to local housing associations

A new non-profit organisation has launched in Wales to bring high-speed internet connectivity to thousands of housing association tenants. Pure Fibre Housing is a community interest company that will provide full-fibre services to housing associations on a non-profit basis. The organisation, which is part of the i4 Technology Group founded by Welsh tech entrepreneur Elfed Thomas,...

Finalists announced for Wales Technology Awards 2019

The finalists for the seventh-consecutive Wales Technology Awards have been revealed after an intense judging period. Organised by the ESTnet, the awards celebrate the success and innovation of Welsh tech entrepreneurs, companies and professionals. According to the organisers, the 2019 event has grown “with a record number of entries received” and showcases “the diverse range of...

Torfaen app developers want to link local services and suppliers with residents

A team of technology professionals from Pontypool have developed an app to link local services and suppliers with residents. In November 2018, marketing expert Michael O’Neill, electrical engineer Dave Smith and software developer Stuart Arthur teamed up to form Uddr. They want to help residents order and pay securely for local services through a cost-effective,...

Applications open for the first PitchItValleys event

Applications are now open for the first PitchItValleys entrepreneurship competition. The event is a collaboration between BeTheSpark, Angels Invest Wales, Development Bank of Wales, Welsh Government and Our Valleys Our Future. It’ll give entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch in front of an esteemed panel of investors and secure up to £75,000 of equity investment, as...

New organisation to champion fintech across Wales

A new organisation to champion and help grow the FinTech sector in Wales has been launched this week. FinTech Wales will operate as a not-for-profit independent organisation to support financial technology and services companies across Wales. It was announced by Richard Theo, the UK Government’s Fintech Envoy for Wales, during the annual Innovate Finance Global Summit...

University of South Wales joins photonics expertise project

The University of South Wales has announced it’s to join a collaborative research project aimed at exploring ways photonics technologies can be used in an array of industries. Originally announced by Mark Drakeford in December, the £5.8 million Centre for Photonics Expertise (CPE) launched last week and is being funded by the European Regional Development Fund...

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