Professor Khalid Al-Begain, director of CEMAS said: "We are part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and established at the University of South Wales.
CEMAS, Prof Khalid said, is unique in that it is able to minimise the initial risks to businesses that are associated with developing a mobile application through a fully-funded app development programme available to eligible SMEs in Wales.
CEMAS has set up the Mobile Innovation Network (MINe), which gives like-minded companies across the UK as well as international players within the mobile and telecommunications sector opportunities to network, to foster new ideas and find commercial opportunities through mutual collaboration.
Golwg had previously worked with CEMAS while preparing an app for its weekly news and current affairs magazine of the same name.
We first came into contact with the team whilst planning an app for our weekly news and current affairs magazine we were already in contact with various companies who were keen to develop the project for us, and CEMAS offered good advice and guidance whilst going through the process of commissioning someone to do the work.
The project started in September 2011 and reached completion in early October with CEMAS also responsible for launching the app onto the Android Market.
Seated from left: David Messruther, C-ToolZ and Dann Rees, CEMAS, demonstrate the new C-ToolZ mobile app, with Martin Spicer, CEMAS (back left), and Gareth Evans, Business in Focus Picture: Patrick Olner
The announcement was made during the Finance Minister s visit to the Sports and Mobile 2013 event hosted by CEMAS and creative digital agency, Sequence, at Swansea s Liberty Stadium.
Housed at the University s Treforest campus, CEMAS has already been backed with almost Au2.
project is helping us overcome the challenges we were facing and is offering practical hands-on development, research and presentation support.
Prior to their collaboration with CEMAS, Arkuris had been unable to move into the mobile marketplace due to the company not being able to afford the development fees or to take on an additional member of staff.
CEMAS was able to assist Arkuris through its business support programme and allow horseRATION and another farming app - farmGRAZE - to come to the market.