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In our latest regional roundup, we look at some of the key developments driving transformation across the CCR - from the unique Cyber Innovation Hub that will put Southeast Wales at the leading edge of cybersecurity … and the critical work being done by University of South Wales to secure sustainable renewable energy from sewage … to warming news that both Admiral and the Principality are amongst the top 10 most inclusive large employers in the UK … and Ogi’s continued progress in connecting our region to the smarter, greener, faster broadband that our homes and businesses deserve … 
The end of April and beginning of May saw important new initiatives and reports across both the regional and national skills domain - with CILEX announcing a pioneering partnership to provide inclusive apprenticeship pathways for legal careers … USW publishing a first-of-its-kind mapping of skills and talent needs for South Wales’ Video Games industry … Open University revealing the importance of L&D to public sector skills and employee retention …the VISTA programme looking to create new jobs in Blaenau Gwent … and Robert Half’s survey reporting on sector skill salaries for the past 6 months ... 
A new Cyber Innovation Hub (CIH) to help Wales become a global leader in Cyber Security will be operational later this year having attracted co-investment commitments from Welsh Government, The Cardiff Capital Region City Deal (CCR) and industry partners.
In our latest fortnightly regional roundup, we look at some of the key developments that are driving this widespread change - from the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2022 won by Caerphilly-based Colour Tone and the inspirational news that Principality Building Society has become carbon neutral …. to Vauxhall Finance’s headline sponsorship of the Chwarae Teg Womenspire Awards and plans for the Cardiff Parkway Station that will connect 800,000 passengers a year …  
Matthew’s unique subscription-based app records the user’s breathing and provides analysis of trends in their breathing cycles - helping them understand their own mindfulness and build-in effective meditation. What inspired Matthew to build the app which has already won him a prestigious accolade in the Health category of the Young Innovators Awards?
‘Innovation’ is a key pillar of the CCR. Alongside Connectivity, Sustainability and Inclusion, it’s core to everything we do. But what is ‘Innovation’? What are its key characteristics? And how do we compare with other regions and countries as an ‘innovator’? This feature scopes the bigger innovation picture and gives a perspective to CCR’s own #InnovationInAction ….
In our third feature celebrating those winners, we discover how Christian Berger’s modular, semi-automated seaweed hatchery can be deployed in remote areas and run entirely off-grid: potentially reinvigorating the seaweed industry in the UK - and opening up a source of sustenance for many countries around the world
The middle of April saw the launch of major new skills and jobs programmes, with CIPD Wales unveiling its pioneering Hidden In Plain Sight campaign to help bring thousands of disadvantaged people into the workplace, Welsh Government pledge £13 million for trade unions to deliver learning and upskill support - and Daikin and Robert Price introduce an innovative one-day training course to skill-up on the heat pump installations that are helping drive our green heating revolution.

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