Emerging Tech Fest
13 December 2019
Catrin Finch Centre, Wrexham
CEMET partnered with Innovation Point, Innovate UK, Knowledge Transfer Network, The ESTnet and Airbus Endeavr to bring the Emerging Tech Fest to North Wales. On the 13th of December speakers, exhibitors and delegates from the emerging tech sector came together to discuss how emerging tech will have an impact on business in the future and why we should be looking now at what we can do to ensure we stay ahead of the curve.
We kicked off the day with a thought-provoking panel discussing the importance on emerging technologies, not only for business but the people of Wales and the next big technological advancements that will transform the business landscaped. Ashley Rogers, Chair of the North Wales Mersey Dee Business Council gave insight into the sector in North Wales and the North Wales Growth Deal. On the Expo Stage CEMETs client, Victoria Mann shared with delegates how Near Me Now is putting Augmented Reality (AR) in the hands of local retailers. Derick Murdoch from Galactig exhibited and presented on the new Dementia Virtual Reality (VR) experience that they have developed and how it gives carers an insight into how their behaviour affects those suffering. Innovate UK family made delegates shared the variety of ways in which companies can be supported with innovation.
CEMET’s Emerging Tech Zone showcased the latest interactive and completed projects, with Gas Assessment debuting their new VR training solution, Pension the Pennies highlighting their innovate way of ensuring everyone can access a pension scheme and Evoke Education showcasing new technology within education.
Elsewhere the exhibition room was filled with businesses showcasing their products and services, funded support programmes and representation from Academia. VRGo Chair provides hands-free VR interaction, Defence and Security Accelerator had 1-2-1 meeting on offer to spark collaboration, North Wales Tech group bringing the tech industry in North Wales together, Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus Ltd are gearing up to open their new centre to develop innovation in mid-Wales. Go Compare were in attendance to promote their new energy saving product weflip and Business Wales were there to provide advice and guidance to businesses.
Anthony Rose “The man behind BBC iPlayer” closed the day with an inspiring talk on the process of bringing new products, that your customers will love, to market.
The event was filled with great speakers, networking opportunity and most importantly a shared vision of the importance of Emerging Tech in our future.