Welsh and Irish tech industries form partnership

Two of Wales’ and Ireland’s’ leading tech organisations have teamed up on a new creative partnership across the Irish Sea. Cardiff and Dublin-based co-working spaces Tramshed Tech and Guinness Enterprise Centre are joining forces to cooperate and collaborate on the world stage. Both organisations will work together to share best practice and co-working opportunities with their...

Government expands gigabit broadband voucher scheme in Wales

Welsh businesses can now apply for up to £5,000 worth of government funding to get access to gigabit broadband technology. The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is to be boosted in Wales as a result of a new partnership between the Welsh and UK Governments. Previously, the scheme provided small businesses and surrounding communities with vouchers worth...

Support network for women in tech launched

A network that will help women in Wales to progress in technology careers launched last week. Digital Women Wales is a new mentorship scheme providing women working in the Welsh tech sector with advice and support from peers and role models. Supported by digital growth organisation Innovation Point and fintech giant GoCompare, the initiative is...

Founder Tales: Paul Shepherd, CEO of We Build Bots

In the most recent Founder Tales interview, we caught up with Cardiff-based tech entrepreneur Paul Shepherd. He’s the CEO and founder of We Build Bots, an artificial intelligence company that uses chatbots, voice assistants and analytics to help improve customer service. Paul reflects talks about how he quit a corporate job to set up a...

Welsh manufacturers seeing benefit in technology driven factories

Leading Welsh manufacturers are realising the benefits of emerging technologies, according to new research from the ESTnet and Barclays Eagle Labs. Both organisations recently collaborated on an event called “Factories of the Future” to explore how technology is enabling the manufacturing industry to accelerate efficiencies. According to the findings from the event, 49 per cent of...

Swansea IoT firm receives six figure investment

Connected technology firm Vortex IoT has received a six-figure investment package from the Development Bank of Wales to accelerate international growth. The Swansea-based company builds Internet of Things sensors and networks for environments with hostile conditions and limited supply, such as heavy industry, smart infrastructure and rail infrastructure. With the investment, Vortex IoT plans to...

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