North Wales tech firms develop wearable tech for firefighters

Two North Wales-based companies have developed a wearable thermal imaging and heads-up display system that’s poised to revolutionise firefighting tech. For more than 20 years, firefighters right around the globe have relied on handheld thermal imaging cameras to navigate through smoke-filled environments. Now, thanks to advancements by Flintshire-based Taylor Dowding Innovation (TDI) and Design Reality, this technology...

Welsh tech entrepreneur up for award

Welsh entrepreneur Ben Milsom has been shortlisted for the young business person of the year gong at the Cardiff Business Awards 2016. Ben leads the UK operations of Echosec, a fast-growing tech start-up that offers social media analysis tools to professionals like journalists. It was part of the 2015 Digital Dozen. The Cardiff Business Awards,...

Innovation Point launches to aid growth of big tech ideas

Innovation Point, a new company aimed at helping innovators find the funding and networks to grow big ideas worldwide, launched yesterday. Based in Newport, the organisation has been set up to strengthen Wales’s position in the global technology industry, identifying new trends and bringing them to Wales. A year in the planning, it’s a partnership...

A decade of telecoms: what has pushed the envelope and what is next?

The past 10 years in telecoms has seen the industry advance far more than in previous decades. Technology as a whole has allowed the unified communication business to solve bigger, more complex problems for organisations. We are now in a position where technology, and specifically telecoms, has adapted to the shift in working culture and...

Cardiff University and Admiral team up on big data projects

Cardiff University and motor insurance giant Admiral have teamed up to work on two Data analytics Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects. The company said it wants to be at the forefront of the big data market and is taking an academic approach to analysing the high volumes of data. Working with Cardiff University on this, Admiral will investigate...

Nominations for BAFTA Cymru Games Awards announced

The nominations for the 2016 BAFTA Cymru Games Awards have been announced. Having received a ton of entries, the event organisers have agreed upon the nominees for best game and the shortlists for artistic achievement, technical achievement, gameplay design, and sound & music. An award ceremony will be held at the Tramshed in Cardiff, an...

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