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...

App created in four days previewed

As you’d imagine, turning an idea into a viable business proposition is not an easy task – it takes a lot of time and energy. Well, it appears this isn’t always the case, as decision-making app Dooloop can prove. Its team developed and previewed it at an event held at Cardiff’s Life Sciences Hub in...

Welsh rural roads perfect for driverless car testing, say academics

A group of academics believes that driverless cars are the answer to poor transport links and that Wales is the perfect place to test them. The academics, from Glyndwr University’s engineering department, say Wales is the perfect place to test such cars due to its rural roads. These roads are quiet and would complement cars...

Organisation pushing for Bitcoin apoption in Wales launches

An organisation pushing for the adoption of Bitcoin in Wales has launched. Bitcoin Wales, founded by Bitcoin enthusiasts Phillip George and Stephen Draycott, wants to make the digital currency a reality in Wales and push for wider understanding of the benefits. Currently operating as single groups in Swansea, Cardiff and Newport with 97 members, Bitcoin...

Leading co-working space for creatives closes

FoundersHub, a Cardiff-Based co-working space for creatives and freelancers, is to close down. The news was announced by the organisation on its official blog and comes at a time when Wales’s co-working scene is rapidly expanding. In the blog, the organisation’s founders, Craig and Amie Lockwood, explain that the space has been tackling building and...

Caerphilly learning tool secures £105K in government funding

Learning tool Noddlepod has secured £105,000 in investment from Finance Wales’s Technology Seed Fund. The start-up, based in Caerphilly, had just closed a funding round totalling £155,000. It’ll use the funding to develop and commercialise its collaborative learning tool, as well as hiring a number of new developers and sales staff to contribute to further growth....

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