Category: Investments

CCR’s Cyber Innovation Hub launched its first ever Challenge Programme on 3rd March, inviting innovators to respond to some of the most urgent cyber challenges being faced by the UK. With the application date closing on 28th March, we spoke to Professor Pete Burnap about this pioneering programme, and how it can help transform cybersecurity in our country …
The launch of the Cyber Innovation Hub changes the game for the cybersecurity and whole digital economy of Wales. 
Media Cymru is shifting mindsets and moving many dials in the creative industries, with a series of funding rounds, training, research, and opportunities that will revolutionise the CCR media landscape and secure a status of global excellence. But what makes it a world-first?
The announcement of a CCR-based Cyber Innovation Hub in May this year opened up many new horizons for the economy, talent base and security of our region. With today - ‘Cyber Monday’ - showing how deeply cyber now shapes our world, we spoke with Professor Pete Burnap, the key driver behind the Hub, on the progress being made towards a ‘hard launch’ in the spring of 2023 …
Tuesday 15th November brought the much-anticipated unveiling of CCR’s £50 million Innovation Investment Capital fund - with a fully-subscribed launch event at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium seeing a 150-strong audience enjoy learning how this fund will take SME innovation in South East Wales to a whole new level.
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.
Cardiff Capital Region’s January 2021 equity investment in Pharmatelligence was a commitment to the exceptional Cardiff-based pioneer blazing a trail in providing expert, independent, real-world evidence for healthcare services and the pharmaceutical industry.
Head of infrastructure at Cardiff Capital Region City Deal, Rob O'Dwyer, and George Richards, Director of Investment Advisory, CBRE, talk to host Mark Powney about CCR’s new £50 million Strategic Sites and Premises fund.
Following a £4.4m landmark investment by the Cardiff Capital Region, Zip World, famed in North Wales for having the fastest zip line in the world, have brought their unique brand of adventure tourism to heart of the breath-taking Rhigos Mountains. Aiming to boost the South Welsh economy, while utilising the jaw-dropping landscape to breathe new life into this icon of the regions coal mining history, the site opened to the public on April 26. Keen to see this extraordinary transformation and witness the Zip World experience for ourselves, we caught up with Ellie Watkins, who manages all the local marketing activity, and the wider team to understand more about the past, present and future plans for Zip World Tower and what it’s like to actually work there.
With CCR’s Investment Prospectus “Prosperity For Our Place” prepared for presentation to the UK and Welsh Governments, we thought it timely to explore how the CCR Economic Growth Partnership (REGP) is evolving to meet the needs of a regional structure.

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