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...

BT to test G.fast ultrafast broadband in Swansea

BT has established a G.fast lab at its Swansea office and is to begin testing ultrafast broadband in the city. The test, based on the G.fast standard and incorporating technology supplied by Alcatel-Lucent, will provide 100 Swansea premises with 500Mbps broadband. Such broadband – capable of maintaining speeds up to 1Gbps – could eventually expand...

The Digital Dozen: A showcase of innovative Welsh tech companies

The organisers of Digital 2015 – a tech conference due to be held at Celtic Manor in June – have revealed a report outlining 12 of Wales’s most innovative technology companies. Called the Digital Dozen, it represents a diverse range of products and services – from innovative start-ups to established players– and aims to champion new...

New digital chief role announced by Welsh Government

The Welsh Government has announced it’s to appoint a chief digital officer to oversee the digital transformation of the Welsh public sector. The new role forms part of the government’s Digital First strategy paper, which was published recently and sets out initial aims for overhauling devolved services provided in Wales. These aims include planning a...

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