Monmouthshire council is using tech to tackle isolation and loneliness

Five technology companies have been awarded UK Government contracts to tackle rural isolation and isolation in Monmouthshire. They’ll create new technology platforms that’ll not only help people access transport in rural areas, but also eradicate digital exclusion among vulnerable populations. Speaking at the Digital Leaders Innovation Conference in London, Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Dowden said: “I am delighted that...

Funding boost for Wales’ thriving creative technologies sector

The Welsh Government has secured £900,000 of EU funding to turn an old Aberystwyth building into a modern creative technologies hub. Last week, Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford announced plans to refurbish part of the Old College university building and convert it into state-of-the-art seafront business units. Over the next few years, the Aberystwyth University-led project will receive £1.4...

Automotive giant brings electric vehicle production to Wales

Japanese automotive giant Calsonic is to develop electric vehicle technology in Llanelli after securing £4.4 million of funding from the Welsh Government. This investment will see the firm create a further 85 jobs in the Welsh town, where it currently employs 300 people and manufactures cooling systems for major automotive companies globally. Economy Secretary Ken...

New telecoms firm launches in Merthyr

Two seasoned entrepreneurs with a passion for providing great customer service in the technology sector have launched a new telecoms firm in South Wales >Dean James and Ian England, who have spent a combined 50 years working in the Welsh telecoms industry, have joined forces to launch Incom Wales. Backed by Incom-CNS Group, the company specialises in...

Welsh IT consultancy launches trainee schemes to close tech skills gap

Welsh IT consultancy DevOpsGroup has launched its 2019 intern and graduate programmes as part of continued efforts to close the growing tech skills gap. Delivered through the DevOpsGroup Academy, the schemes offer practical work experience and academic training centred around the latest DevOps, Agile, and cloud practices and technologies. James Harvey, head of the Academy, said:...

Welsh village with ultrafast broadband wins top European award

A rural Welsh village with some of the fastest internet speeds in the UK has received a prestigious European Broadband Award. The community of Michaelston-y-Fedw, which is situated between Cardiff and Newport, offers residents upload and download speeds of 1GBps. It’s a beneficiary of the Welsh Government’s broadband voucher schemes. Last month, the community was presented with the Innovative...

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