Edtech 50 Schools comes to Wales

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Edern in Cardiff and Holy Name Primary School in Fishguard have been recognised among the UK’s most technologically advanced schools.  They’ve been selected as launch organisations for Edtech50 Schools, an initiative that’s on a mission to highlight schools using educational technology to empower pupils, staff and partners.  Speaking about the launch of the programme, Cabinet Secretary...

Welsh manufacturer to produce Sony’s next-generation 4K cameras

An electronics manufacturer based in South Wales is to produce Sony’s next-generation 4K cameras and equipment. The Sony UK Technology Centre, located in Pencoed, is to manufacture and ship the tech giant’s higher specification HDC3170 and HDC3500 broadcast camera models. Set to be utilised at some of the world’s leading sporting, news and entertainment events, the cameras sport...

Welsh tech entrepreneurs reach the semi finals of prestigious competition

Three of Wales’ most innovative tech start-ups have made it to the semi-finals of the Tech Nation Rising Stars pitch competition. Green tech firm Surple, social enterprise platform Inspirze and education app MiFuture have been selected among 33 early-stage tech companies from across the UK. Launched in October, Rising Stars is on a mission to discover...

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...

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