technology

Wales Tech Week and the launch of Blockchain Connected

Posted on 5 August 2020 by Yingli Wang

In our latest post, Dr Yingli Wang reflects on her involvement in the first-ever Wales Tech Week which took place between 13-17 July 2020. We’re at something of a turning point in Wales when it comes to enabling and digital technology. From global technology leaders, to our growing start-up scene, there are achievements, innovation, and
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My work placement at Delio

Posted on 21 February 2020 by Samuel Fisher

After achieving a First in year one of his degree, Sam Fisher was eligible to apply for an integrated work placement. After the challenging formalities of job applications, CV writing and interviews, Sam was successful in securing a placement at Delio Wealth – a scale-up company operating out of Cardiff with operations globally too. In
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Revolutionising supply chains with 3D printing

Posted on 2 September 2019 by Katy Huckle

In our latest post, Katy Alice Huckle, Ryan Iwanski, Giovanni Colantonio and Heath Jeffries explore the impact of 3D printing on the manufacturing industry. We already know that 3D printing is a game-changer. Additive technology not only allows previously un-makeable products to be built in a matter of hours; it also allows them to be
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Is UK Television facing a crisis in skills and training?

Posted on 7 August 2019 by James Davies

In our latest post, James Davies outlines the challenges of Labour Entry and Skill Formation facing the UK Television industry. The post is based on his prizewinning presentation delivered at the inaugural Welsh Postgraduate Research Conference in June 2019. Change is the only constant Television production in the UK can be broadly divided into two
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Broadband, productivity and the Welsh Economy

Posted on 13 May 2019 by Dylan Henderson

In our latest post, Dr Dylan Henderson gives us a flavour of the research findings from his work on digital technologies in Wales as the Welsh Economy Research Unit prepares to launch its annual Economic Impact Report on 22 May. For SMEs, adopting and using digital technologies is central to business productivity. It offers a
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Wales in the Digital Economy: Emerging Evidence on the Importance of Place

Posted on 14 February 2019 by Professor Calvin Jones

In our latest post, Professor Calvin Jones outlines some of the findings from the Digital Maturity Survey 2018. Most of us now know that technological progress will bring significant changes in the ways economies are organized, and that these changes will create ‘winners and losers’ across different occupations, industries and individual firms. However, whilst analysis
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Trade unionism and the concrete universal

Posted on 31 January 2019 by Jonathan Preminger

In our latest blog, Dr Jonathan Preminger outlines how we might (re-) discover the radical potential of trade unionism in response to a post capitalist future. Visions of post-work societies gaining increasing popularity on the liberal left embrace an appealing universalism in which everyone’s basic needs are covered. They argue that as robots take over
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