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Hac Iaith 2024

An event to inspire and invest in innovation in language technology!

Online

Limited Places

1 March 2024

Free

WELCOME TO THE HAC IAITH!

What?

M-SParc and the Welsh Government are working together to host the third Welsh Language Hack.  Access to investment from a fund of £24,000 is available to the winning ideas.

The Challenge

An exciting opportunity for innovators and tech enthusiasts to contribute to the use of the Welsh language, particularly in digital spaces.

We want you to pilot a technology solution that increases the use of Welsh in digital environments, supports and encourages learners, and allows first language Welsh speakers to use more Welsh in their day-to-day lives.

Help us on the road to a million Welsh speakers!

How will it work?

We understand this may not enough to make a fully functioning new product, but it could be enough to:

  • Expand an existing service
  • Add tools to existing services
  • Create a proof of concept
  • Fund research and development
  • Create a pilot
 

What do I need to do?

Read this page carefully, watch the below video from our launch event on the 22nd of February for more information, and complete the Google form below before midnight on the 28th of February.

If you need additional support or have any other questions, contact Tom.

 

What next?

Once you’ve submitted an application, you’ll get to know if you’re through to the pitching round!  This takes place on March the 1st, and you’ll pitch live to an audience and panel of judges. We’ll announce the winner(s) live on the day!

 

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Tom Burke

Digital Innovation Manager

tom@m-sparc.com

Tom used to work at the KFC in his hometown of Colwyn Bay before it mysteriously burned down. He then spent several years “on the lam” in East Germany, where he worked as an animator in Berlin. When the wall fell, Tom came home.

He enjoys climbing and hates ice-skating.