Funding for Wales Data Nation Accelerator projects

Cardiff University

A portfolio of data science and Artificial Intelligence projects that team Wales academic expertise with industry, public and third sector partners are to benefit from Welsh Government funding.

As part of Welsh Government’s Digital Strategy for Wales, £500,000 is being shared between 22 innovative Wales Data Nation Accelerator (WDNA) projects, including Cardiff University.

Wales Data Nation Accelerator (WDNA) is a collaboration between Cardiff, Swansea, Bangot and Aberystwyth universities to help Wales accelerate new insight, foresight and intelligence from our diverse data assets for societal, health and economic impact.

It seeks to fuel innovation in data and AI for new solutions, products and applications in key industrial clusters and public services, while enriching the talent pool of skills in Wales for data science and AI.

Welcoming the funding, Professor Roger Whitaker, Pro Vice-Chancellor elect for Research, Innovation and Enterprise, at Cardiff University said: “The world is changing at an unprecedented pace due to data science and artificial intelligence. This affects almost every sector in Wales. The Universities of Cardiff, Swansea, Bangor, and Aberystwyth have partnered to form the Wales Data Nation Accelerator (WDNA) project, an ambitious programme of research, innovation and training to support digital transformation.”

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