Industry News

WAG: £13m investment designed to boost the growth & competitiveness of the strategically important digital technology sector in Wales was launched last week. Software Alliance Wales (SAW) will target support to ICT businesses & professionals working in the industry to ensure they keep abreast of the rapid pace of technological developments.  

It also aims to increase higher-level ICT skills across all business & industry sectors. It is anticipated that more than 2,400 businesses & individuals will benefit from the initiative over the next four years.
Press release ~ Software Alliance Wales ~ WAG: Information Communication Technology
ScotGov: A pioneering project facilitated by Scotland's Regulatory Review Group (RRG) will help realise the vast potential of Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) energy schemes. The group, which last week published its annual report, has looked at how the process of environmental planning applications to use the latest clean energy technology can be better managed & coordinated.
This innovative exercise, developed by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, brought together all the key developers, consultants, environmentalists, planners, academics and regulators, to test run & assess the current regulatory framework and identify pressure points. 

The work will now be taken forward by the regulators in a new Project Monitoring Board to monitor progress of CCS demonstration project applications, promote effective engagement with communities and meet the demanding timescales required under the UK and EU CCS funding competitions.
Press release ~ Regulatory Review Group reports ~ Scotland's Regulatory Review Group (RRG)
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