Cardiff Met announced as headline partner of Wales Technology Awards

Cardiff Metropolitan University has been announced as the headline partner for the 2019 Wales Technology Awards.

Organised by the ESTnet, the awards celebrate the success and innovation of Welsh tech entrepreneurs, companies and professionals.

The awards will take place at Cardiff City Hall on June 20th and bring together delegates from across the country.  Previous winners include the likes of power module designer Silvertel, WeBuildBots, data analytics leaders AMPLYFI and video game developer Wales Interactive.

Prof Jon Platts, Dean of Cardiff School of Technologies said: “We are delighted to support the ESTnet as the Headline Partner of the Wales Technology Awards 2019. The Cardiff School of Technologies is designed to meet the employment needs of South Wales’ growing tech sector.

“We partner with a wide range of technology-focused companies to ensure that we are developing the skills required by employers, in a sector with an increasing number of highly-paid graduate level careers.

“The Wales Technology Awards provide an excellent opportunity to recognise the wide range of sector-leading work being carried out by Welsh tech businesses on both a national and a global scale. We look forward to learning more about the innovative work taking place across the sector.”

This year’s event has received entries from companies in a range of industry verticals, including cybersecurity, robotics, artificial intelligence, data services, fintech and healthtech.

Award categories cover all areas of the Welsh technology sector, including the coveted Sir Michael Moritz Tech Start Up Award and Innovative Product of the Year Award.

Avril Lewis MBE, managing director of ESTnet, said:  “We’re delighted to announce Cardiff Metropolitan University as this year’s Headline Partner for the Wales Technology Awards.

“Institutions like Cardiff Metropolitan University are vital to helping Wales develop our workforce of the future and ensuring that Wales grows and establishes itself as a beacon for the technology industry.

“The ESTnet plays a key role in bridging the gap between academia and business, helping accelerate innovation and showcasing talent.

“Cardiff Metropolitan University is a fitting partner for this year’s awards, especially considering that Cardiff Metropolitan University graduate David Barton was last year’s winner of the coveted ESTnetNG Tech Prize. David and his company Kaydiar are a perfect representation of the values of the awards – a combination of entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and talent.”