Digital has potential to add £1.5bn to Welsh economy by 2020

Wales’s digital sector has the potential to add £1.5 billion to the economy by 2020, according to the Welsh Government, It revealed this figure at the start of Welsh tech festival Digital 2015 yesterday. The digital sector in Wales is made up of around 3,000 businesses and 24,000 people. In February, a report by Tech...

Digital health service Nudjed raises £100K in seed funding

Digital health advice service Nudjed has closed an additional £100,000 seed round to further accelerate its growth and customer success. The investment was led by Catalyst Growth Partners and included participation from serial biotech entrepreneur Professor Chris McGuigan and existing investors Finance Wales and Smart Anchor Ventures. To date, the start-up has raised a total of...

Welsh tech start-ups make it to Pitch to Rich semi final

Two Welsh tech start-ups have made it to the semi final of Pitch to Rich 2015. TAXO’D and GeckGo, which are both apps, are flying the flag for Wales at the competition run by Virgin Media Business. Pitch to Rich 2015 is open to businesses from right across the UK and aims to discover the...

Seedrs to support new Welsh Government business growth programme

Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs has been selected as a strategic partner to support a £20m Welsh Government business programme aimed at high-growth companies. The Accelerated Growth Programme, backed by the European Regional Development Fund, will last six years and work with 1,000 ambitious businesses based in Wales. Newport-based Impact Innovation, a consulting and advice firm specialising...

MIT’s Anthony Vanky confirmed for Digital 2015

With just a week to go till Welsh tech festival Digital 2015 takes place, Anthony Vanky – partner strategist at world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – has been confirmed as the conference’s second keynote speaker.  Vanky specialises in design, technology and urbanism and most recently played a pivotal role in the development of MIT’s SENSEable...

Swansea University prepping new computer science centre

Swansea University has announced plans to set up a new computer science research centre on the soon-to-open Bay Campus. The university hopes the centre, to be called Computational Foundry, will attract world-leading researchers to Wales and place Swansea at the heart of a thriving regional tech and digital ecosystem. It’ll do this by acting as...

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