Cardiff, 20 January 2022 – The new Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) Strategic Premises Fund has officially launched and is open for new loan applications. The £50m Fund has been created to support the development of commercial real estate projects, across a variety of different sectors, in South Wales.
2022 always promised to be a year of milestones in Skills & Training, with game-changing programmes such as Welsh Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee being rolled out to provide everyone under 25 with the offer of work, education, training or self-employment.
Venture supports a growing range of training programmes geared to nurturing the talent pipelines needed for a high-performing Southeast Wales. In this first Venturescape feature of 2022, we look at the Cyber Masters Programme, created in partnership between Cardiff University and PwC, delivering world standard knowledge and expertise to students with the ambition to succeed in one of our 4.0 economy’s most important domains: Cybersecurity.
Cardiff, UK, January 13th 2022 - The FinTech Wales Foundry, the flagship accelerator program by FinTech Wales, has today announced the nine FinTech startups accepted into its 2022 Accelerator.
I’ve always been of the view that a more efficient and effective public sector relies upon not sticking to the practices that achieve little impact but keep us safe – but pushing for the kind of innovative practices that make things work better for the communities we serve. All organisations whether in the public, private or community sectors need people to understand and take measured and considered risks. If everyone was to conform to practices that don’t really work or make a difference but keep us safe and refuse to take risk – then progress would be very unlikely.
Our first Sector Spotlight of 2022 explores the core of collaborative learning that runs through one of CCR’s keystone priority sectors: the Compound Semiconductor Cluster that’s grown from strength to strength as a world-first Cluster, centred on a 20-mile radius around Newport, South Wales.
The third year of the third decade of the 21st century promises to be a skills journey unlike any other. The economic recovery, the fourth industrial revolution and the race to zero all represent major opportunities as well as significant challenges. If we ‘get it right’ from a skills perspective, then the future for our region will be founded on a resilient and agile workforce, a wider and deeper talent pool, higher performing organisations, better jobs closer to home and greater prosperity in every community.
The Ebbw Valley Railway (EVR) - a branch line of the Great Western Main Line - has had a significant regeneration impact in Blaenau Gwent, increasing connectivity and accessibility since its re-opening to passengers more than a decade ago.
A new transport hub for Barry, has the potential to attract new economic investment to the station quarter, the town centre, and surrounding areas.