DVLA to work with TechHub Swansea
DVLA is set to start working with businesses, suppliers, customers and universities to design and develop digital services after becoming a sponsor of TechHub Swansea.
The two-year initiative was officially launched in Swansea by head of government digital service Mike Bracken.
Partnering with TechHub is another part of the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency)'s strategy to develop and attract digital talent.
The government agency will become part of a network which will work together to share resource, knowledge, experience and workspace.
DVLA will have space at the TechHub offices in Swansea, which are currently home to six technology start-up companies. As well as upskilling its own staff, DVLA will share its experience to mentor these start-ups in their projects, as well as offering placements and projects to undergraduates.
"The overall aim is to reduce the agency's reliance on large IT suppliers for all of our services and to reduce operating costs," it said.
Swansea TechHub was co-founded by Adam Curtis, Paul Harwood and Matt Warren, three software company entrepreneurs whose ambition is to make Swansea a target area for new technology businesses.