CEMET Launch Event
On the 8th of March 2017, the Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Emerging Technologies held their official launch at the Village Hotel in Cardiff. The Centre is part funded by the University of South Wales and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). ERDF funding aims to reduce economic disparities between regions through investments in companies and infrastructure.
The event introduced the Centre to the industry, Welsh Government, and other funded initiatives. Professor Helen Langton, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of South Wales said:
“We are delighted that USW’s’ expertise in the computer technology sector has been recognised and is taking the lead on the CEMET project."
Julie Morgan, Assembly Member for Cardiff North said: “It’s great to see first hand how EU Funds are being invested to support the development of new technologies and services to enable businesses in
Wales to become more competitive and boost our economy.”
Mark Griffiths, Co-Director of CEMET gave insight into the Emerging Technologies that the centre will look into and the centres aim an objectives. He said “We envisage a Wales where business continuously innovate, utilising emerging technologies to provide market leading product and services that shape our future”.
Delegates also heard from Vision Game Labs and their exciting new product Space Vision. Dr Luke Anderson and Dr Stephanie Campbell's passionately spoke of their vision to ensure accurate testing for children by ensuring their concentration and long term goal of having all children routinely tested at age two.
Delegates had the opportunity to test the Vision Game Labs product along with experiencing the HTC Virtual Reality headset. Giving them first hand experience of the kind of technology CEMET will be working on.