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We want to help businesses make the most of new technologies and prepare for the future.

First published:
28 June 2023
Last updated:


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

Current progress


In 2017 we launched the Tech Valleys vision.


In 2018 we:


In 2019 we announced the National Digital Exploitation Centre (NDEC): National Data Exploitation Centre (NDEC) | Trade and Invest Wales


In 2020:



In 2021:

  • 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
  • launched the Peer to Peer Network Support programme
  • invested in the first HiVE Hubs at Coleg Gwent and Tredegar Comprehensive School
  • Wales Valleys Engineering Project (WVEP) launched
  • work started on REGAIN 2
  • work on Former Tech Board building began
  • BPEP work continued and was rolled out across South East Wales


In 2022:


In 2023:

  • the Welsh Valleys Engineering Project and the Tech Valleys Blaenau Gwent Stem Facilitation Project given additional support to increase the range of activities for schools.
  • HeadStart University experience taster events were held 
  • work continues with Internet of Things and LoRaWaN demonstrator
  • Real impact of the BPEP was reported
  • construction began on the HIVE site and was visited by the Secretary of State for Wales
  • Blaenau Gwent Stem Facilitation Project was again shortlisted in the Wales STEM awards
  • the Chief Scientific Officer visited Tredegar Comprehensive School and successful HiVE Hub
  • Regain 2 was successfully completed providing a 10,000 sq. ft. Business Enterprise Centre for new tech start-ups.

Contact us

For further information about Tech Valleys, email: