We want to help businesses make the most of new technologies and prepare for the future.
The Tech Valleys programme aims to make the south Wales Valleys a globally recognised centre for developing new technologies to support cutting edge industry.
The programme encourages businesses to:
- adopt digital technologies
- develop advanced technologies to support cutting edge industries
Read the Tech Valleys strategic plan to find out more about the aims and objectives of the programme.
Find out more about how we can develop new technologies in the south Wales valleys: Tech Valleys: vision
In 2017 we launched the Tech Valleys vision.
In 2018 we:
- created the Tech Valleys Strategic Advisory Group
- launched the Tech Valleys strategic plan
- launched the Tech Valleys communications strategy and published a Tech Valleys brochure
- made a funding commitment: Welsh Government investing a further £25 million in Tech Valleys by 2021
In 2019 we announced the National Digital Exploitation Centre (NDEC): National Data Exploitation Centre (NDEC) | Trade and Invest Wales
In 2020 we launched the Tech Valleys Business Productivity Enhancement Project (BPEP).
- we announced the 5G Wales Unlocked project: Plans for new tech cluster in Ebbw Vale move forward
- supported the creation of the Centre for Digital Public Services
- work on Former Tech Board building began
- Peer to Peer Network Support programme launched
- first HiVE Hub launch at Coleg Gwent and Tredegar Comprehensive School
- Wales Valleys Engineering Project (WVEP) launched
- work starts on REGAIN2
- we announced Welsh Valleys Engineering Project (WVEP) successes: New funding to inspire young people in ‘tech valleys’ to be scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians of the future
- Lime Avenue Hybrid Units completed and occupied
- ResilientWorks started: ResilientWorks | Thales
- Skills Gap Review completion leading directly to the creation of STEM facilitation project
- kick starts the HiVE with seed funding for detailed design and development
- a further three HiVE Hubs at Abertillery Learning Community, Brynmawr Foundation School and Ebbw Fawr Learning Community
- Immersive classroom launched (part of wider 5G Wales Unlocked project)
- roll out of wider BPEP to South East region: Wiltan LTD | Business Wales