£20 million cyber security research centre to be built in Wales

Global technology company Thales has joined forces with the Welsh Government to open a £20 million cyber security research centre in Blaenau Gwent. A key part of the government’s Tech Valleys initiative, the National Digital Exploitation Centre (NDEC) will function as a cutting-edge research and development facility for both small and large businesses. Gareth Williams, vice president...

PwC completes drone experiment in South Wales

A recent experiment conducted by PWC in South Wales could help businesses accelerate productivity and realise £16 billion in savings by 2030. The professional services giant used a drone to assist with a stock count audit and measure the volume of coal reserves at an RWE-owned power plant in Aberthaw. It said the project is part...

Global cyber security giant to hold event in Wales

Global tech giant Clearswift has teamed up with non-profit GlobalWelsh to host a masterclass for ten of Wales’ fastest-growing cyber security firms. Set to take place on January 28th at St David’s Hotel in Cardiff, the event will allow the businesses to explore ideas and solutions for their growth challenges. Hosted by Clearswift CEO Heath Davies,...

Cardiff student launches proptech firm

A 23-year-old Cardiff University student is looking to transform the booming property and retail sector with a new virtual reality solution. George Bellwood, a marketing undergraduate, set up Virtus Tech after finding inspiration in a lecture on retail industry issues at Cardiff Business School. Using virtual and augmented reality, the company allows customers and homebuyers...

Caerphilly-based data engineering firm launches club membership platform

Datris, a data engineering firm based in Caerphilly, has launched a bilingual customer membership platform to help organisations communicate effectively. Clubetter is targeted at grassroots clubs, societies, communities and professional groups looking for a way to improve the flow of information among stakeholders. It was created by Dave Taylor, former engineering manager at General Dynamics; Jeremy...

Monzo to create 300 jobs in Cardiff – the industry reacts

Digital bank Monzo has unveiled plans to open a customer operations centre and generate 312 new jobs in Cardiff over the next four years. The firm has secured £950,000 of Welsh Government support to aid its expansion into Wales. This is in addition to its London headquarters, where more than 500 people work. Founded in...

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