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...

Interview: Miranda Bishop on women in tech

There’s a major problem in the tech industry: a lack of female employees. According to E-Skills, women made up just 16% of the UK’s technology workforce in 2013. This is between 26 – 30% in the United States, proving how much of an epidemic this really is. Miranda Bishop, a 26-year-old digital marketer, is so...

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