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City of London Cyber Innovation Challenge 2023

Published: 12th May 2023

Applications are now open for the Cyber Innovation Challenge 2023.


The City of London Corporation and City of London Police are hosting an innovation challenge to spur tech development in cyber security.


Cyber security impacts businesses and individuals across the globe.  Whether facilitating information sharing about cyber threats, developing software to protect against cyber-attacks or deploying solutions to track illicit finance, technology has a vital role to play in increasing cyber security and operational resilience. At the same time, the regulatory environment around cyber security is constantly evolving.


Businesses need to have comfort and certainty in their ability to meet security guidelines, as well as those of their suppliers downstream. As risks emerge, there is a greater need for businesses to be able to assess their security posture and act with speed, both for the resilience of their organisation and of the wider ecosystem.


The Cyber Innovation Challenge will provide a unique platform for collaboration between financial services (banking, payments, insurance) and technology companies. Participants will work together to enhance innovative tech solutions to address a key security priority or “use case” for financial services.


Together, we are nurturing innovation in an increasingly important field and helping UK businesses lead from the front in adapting for the future.


The innovation challenge will:

  • Accelerate the development of innovative cyber-security solutions that meet FS and wider industry demand;
  • Support cross-sector collaboration and information sharing on an emerging and/or key cyber-security challenge (including between industry and policing); and
  • Provide thought leadership on catalysing cyber innovation in the UK


Over the course of 6 weeks participants will work together to address the use case through tech solutions and present the results at the end of the project. A showcase event at Guildhall will also be held to reflect on the Challenge.


Our time line for the Challenge is as follows:

  • W/C 15 May: applications open
  • 31 May: applications close
  • W/C 5 June: applications will be reviewed and successful applicants notified across the week
  • W/C 19 June: the innovation sprint begins
  • W/C 24 July: project wrap up and wider promotion
  • 19 September: showcase event at Guildhall


For more information visit:


Cyber Innovation Hub Employee/Applicant Skills Survey 2023

Published: 4th May 2023


Employee/Applicant Survey


What are your career aspirations?

Are you a graduate who might be interested in a career in cyber security? 

Are you in a cyber/technical role and would like to upskill? 

Are you interested in cyber as a potential career move?


Funded by Welsh Government and the Cardiff Capital Region, the Cyber Innovation Hub aims to transform South Wales into a leading cyber security cluster by 2023.


We are on a mission to upskill 1,500 people with a range of Cyber Security training that will address the identified cyber skills gap, by 2030.


We are seeking your help and feedback to help shape the portfolio of courses that we design and offer, to help close the cyber skills gap and provide upskilling and reskilling opportunities for people in the region.


Please join us on this transformation by completing the following short survey - Job Market Applicants Survey (English):



Wedi'i ariannu gan Lywodraeth Cymru a Phrifddinas Rhanbarth Caerdydd, nod y Canolfan Arloesi Seiber yw trawsnewid De Cymru yn glwstwr seiberddiogelwch blaenllaw erbyn 2030.


Rydym ar genhadaeth i uwchsgilio 1,500 o bobl gydag ystod o hyfforddiant Seiberddiogelwch a fydd yn mynd i’r afael â’r bwlch sgiliau seiber a nodwyd, erbyn 2030.


Rydym yn gofyn am eich help a’ch adborth ar sut mae’r bwlch sgiliau seiber yn effeithio ar eich sefydliad, a fydd yn llywio’r portffolio o gyrsiau rydym yn eu dylunio a’u cynnig, i helpu i gau’r bwlch ac uwchsgilio eich gweithlu.


Ymunwch â ni ar y trawsnewid hwn trwy gwblhau'r arolwg byr canlynol - Job Market Applicants Survey (Welsh):


Cyber Innovation Hub Employer/Recruiter Skills Survey 2023

Published: 4th May 2023

Recruiter and Employer Survey


Do you find it hard to recruit people with cyber security skills? 

Would you like to train your staff to be more cyber aware? 


The Cyber Innovation Hub is here to help. Funded by Welsh Government and the Cardiff Capital Region, the Cyber Innovation Hub aims to transform South Wales into a leading cyber security cluster by 2030.


We are on a mission to upskill 1,500 people with a range of Cyber Security training that will address the identified cyber skills gap, by 2030.


We are seeking your help and feedback on how the cyber skills gap that is impacting your organisation, which will inform the portfolio of courses that we design and offer, to help close the gap and upskill your workforce.


Please join us on this transformation by completing the following short survey - Recruiter and Employer Survey (English):



Ydych chi'n gweld hi'n anodd recriwtio pobl â sgiliau seiberddiogelwch?

Hoffech chi hyfforddi eich staff i fod yn fwy ymwybodol o seiber?


Mae’r Canolfan Arloesi Seiber yma i helpu. Wedi'i ariannu gan Lywodraeth Cymru a Phrifddinas Rhanbarth Caerdydd, nod y Canolfan Arloesi Seiber yw trawsnewid De Cymru yn glwstwr seiberddiogelwch blaenllaw erbyn 2030.


Rydym ar genhadaeth i uwchsgilio 1,500 o bobl gydag ystod o hyfforddiant Seiberddiogelwch a fydd yn mynd i’r afael â’r bwlch sgiliau seiber a nodwyd, erbyn 2030.


Rydym yn gofyn am eich help a’ch adborth ar sut mae’r bwlch sgiliau seiber yn effeithio ar eich sefydliad, a fydd yn llywio’r portffolio o gyrsiau rydym yn eu dylunio a’u cynnig, i helpu i gau’r bwlch ac uwchsgilio eich gweithlu.


Ymunwch â ni ar y trawsnewid hwn trwy gwblhau'r arolwg byr canlynol - Recruiter and Employer Survey (Welsh):


Cyber Innovation Hub Challenge

Published: 13th February 2023

Challenge background

The Cyber Innovation Hub has been funded by the Welsh Government and Cardiff Capital Region with a mission to transform the Cardiff Capital Region into one of the UK’s leading cyber security clusters by 2030.  One of our objectives is to create more than 25 high-growth companies and, working closely with our industrial partners, this challenge programme is our key way of achieving that objective.  We aim to work with businesses and the public sector to pull through market-led innovation challenges – then drive rapid development of new, innovative solutions. The objective is that these will be tightly tailored to industry demand and attractive to private equity investors.


We’ll match-make challenge responders with entrepreneurs in the Alacrity Foundation’s incubation programme, building a team around the challenge responder, and providing them with support and services to scale quickly.  Teams will have access to internationally recognised researchers at Cardiff University.  These researchers have experience of generating and validating cyber security solutions on world-class testbeds. Teams will also have co-working space at Tramshed Tech – alongside existing cyber and digital SMEs.  The overall aim is for these teams to become new businesses at the end of the 12-month programme.


We are pleased to launch our very first challenge.  We are seeking innovators with potential solutions to the challenges identified below.


Challenge details

We are looking to identify, develop and demonstrate innovative solutions in the areas outlined below.  The challenge areas have been chosen to broadly align with challenges identified by the National Cyber Security Centre as ongoing dialogue suggests they are important to our industry partners.  We would ask you to think about the challenges and how you might solve a specific problem related to these areas.  The challenge areas are as follows:  

  • Operational technology
  • Protecting SMEs and citizens
  • Incident response for SMEs and citizens
  • Industrial IoT encryption

Call for Action

We are looking for ideas to address the cyber security challenge areas noted above.  

Challenge call launched Friday 3 March 2023
Online briefing event Thursday 23 March 2023, 1400-1500 UK-time.
Challenge call closes 12 noon (GMT) on 28 March 2023
Applicants notified 1 May 2023
Projects commence June 2023
Projects end June 2024

* Please note dates are subject to change *


To respond to the Call for Action, please use the form linked below.  Responders have the option of responding using the text form or uploading a five-minute video that outlines their proposal.  A set of guidance notes to help responders has been developed as is available here.


In any of the projects, we need ideas that can be rapidly developed and tested with the potential to be scaled and used across the UK over the coming months. 


Following the closing date, responses will be assessed by a panel of Cyber Innovation Hub partners to determine suitability and potential market viability.  If required, interviews with challenge responders may be arranged.


If successful, challenge responders will be invited to join the Cyber Innovation Hub innovation programme.  This programme, run by the Alacrity Foundation in Newport, will partner you with a team with the aim of creating a viable business with a market-ready solution.  The incubation programme is 12 months in duration and you will be expected to be located in the Cardiff region whilst you are on the programme.  To assist with costs, a stipend of £1,500 per month is offered.  The programme will guide you through ideation, product development and testing, marketing and revenue generation.


Throughout the programme you will have access to research expertise at Cardiff University, the incubator experience of the Alacrity Foundation and have access to the wider tech ecosystem through TramShed Tech.  Teams will be able to access physical space at TramShed Tech and the Alacrity Foundation.  The Cyber Innovation Hub is also in the process of designing and implementing cyber security testbeds in the innovative Sbarc|Spark building.  Throughout the programme you will also have support from our industry partners to ensure that market viability is at the forefront of development.


Opportunity to partner with multi-national

Published: 20th December 2022

ScotlandIS, the membership and cluster management organisation for Scotland's digital technologies industry, have been engaged by a large multi-national organisation wishing to engage with cyber delivery partners at a grass roots/regional level.


In addition to their footprint in Scotland they also have operational activities within other UK cluster geographical areas (Including Wales).


This is a live project with significant budget in place. Although ScotlandIS are not currently in a position to reveal the client details, they have been tasked with pulling together capabilities of cyber organisations who may wish to engage as part of the delivery projects.


Any organisation interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please contact [email protected] and we will send you a short capability document to compete and return it to.


David Ferguson, Cyber Development Lead at ScotlandIS on [email protected]


In order to provide feedback regarding companies who respond, please make sure you highlight your membership of Cyber Wales in your submission.


Whitmore High School Aspire Sessions - March 2023

Published: 8th December 2022

Would you be able to help with a request from Whitmore High School?


They are looking for employers to attend a session with their Year 9 Aspire pupils (MAT - More Able and Talented) – to do a 30 min STEM activity with the pupils.


All sessions are from 8:00 to 8:30am.  The dates they have given are:


Session 2 Fri 3rd March

Session 3 Tues 7th March

Session 4 Fri 10th March

Session 5 Tues 14th March

Session 6 Fri 17th March

Session 7 Tues 21st March


If you can do any of these dates please contact Geraldine Doyle of Careers Wales on E-mail: [email protected]

Women in Cyber Wales Update - December 2022

Published: 30th November 2022

As we approach the end of 2022 and wonder where on earth the year has gone, I'd like to ask you to complete a very quick (5-10 mins) survey on the Women in Cyber Wales network and what you'd like to see next year. We've been a bit quiet in the second half of this year, but we're hoping to restart things in the new year, working with a Young Women in Cyber network who are in the process of setting up with our support and the support of the National Digital Exploitation Centre.

The survey is available here and will be open until mid December for responses: Please feel free to forward the survey to anyone in your own networks.


In other news:

Training Opportunity

QA have a fantastic free of charge training opportunity for up to 12 women who want to train or retrain into the security profession in a non-technical role. This would be a virtual course starting in the new year and no prerequisites are needed.  The content will cover cloud security, cyber security management and auditing and on successful completion students will achieve 2 ISACA certifications (Why ISACA | Global Business & Technology Community | ISACA).  The delivery schedule itself is yet to be defined but we will aim to schedule around existing commitments.

QA are currently seeking expressions of interest but you will need to be quick. If you want to find out more please contact [email protected] in the next few days.

That's all for now!

Cofion cynnes | Kind regards  


Clare Johnson 
Sylfaenydd Menywod Mewn Seiber Cymru | Founder Women in Cyber Wales
Ymgynghorydd Gallu Seiber | Cyber Capability Consultant | ITSUS Consulting  

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Free Graduate Recruitment for Cyber businesses in South Wales

Published: 23rd November 2022

I would appreciate it if you could share my contact details with any Cyber businesses in South Wales, that might want to benefit from free Graduate recruitment with the Venture Graduate programme. Please see below an overview of what we do:


Introducing - Venture Graduatesfree Graduate Recruitment for businesses based in the Cardiff Capital Region. Funded by the Cardiff Capital Region, we have already successfully placed over 100 graduates with a wide variety of employers in a diverse range of industries in the last 18 months. Moving forwards we are focusing on our priority sectors which includes Cyber Security.


We offer an end-to-end service that includes:  


  • Identifying the role and skills you need 
  • Crafting a Job Description/Advert for you 
  • Creating and managing a bespoke recruitment campaign  
  • Assessing & Interviewing all graduate applicants – this can include video interviews or online programming tests for any technical/coding roles  
  • Shortlisting the best talent for your business 
  • Career Accelerator Programme - a personalised development programme that supports your graduate in maximising their potential with you – this includes online courses such as “Cyber Essentials” and “Cyber Security Operations: CISCO” delivered through our University partners
  • Delivering a complete talent solution that’s shaped around your business


If you are interested in our services, then please get in touch and we can arrange a call/meeting to discuss further.


Kind regards,


Jack Taylor
Graduate Recruitment Lead

[email protected]

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Venture Graduate Website  

CIISec Apprenticeship Programme 2022

Published: 14th September 2022

Here at CIISec we have a several opportunities to get involved in the CIISec Apprenticeship Programme & Associate Development Programme!


Are you engaging? Are you an educator in the Information Security industry? Would you like to inspire the next generation of Information Security professionals? If so, then we would love to hear from you to host an upcoming webinar session.


The topic areas we are speakers for are listed below:



  • 11th October 22 Session 11 – E1, E2 Secure Operations Management and Service Delivery
  • 8th November 22 Session 12– F1, F2 Intrusion Detection and Analysis & Incident Management


  • 26th October- Session 1- Security Management
  • 23rd November- Session 2- A3, A4 Strategy and Business Innovation
  • 21st December- Session 3- A2 Governance, Policy and Standards



  • 9th November- Session 2- Threat Intelligence, Threat Assessment and Threat Modelling
  • 7th December- Session 3- Risk Assessment


If you would like to be a speaker for any of these topics/or would like to know more please do get in touch with either myself or [email protected].

Wales Tech Founder Update - September 2022

Published: 6th September 2022

Your monthly(ish) list of updates from TechNation...
Rising Stars
Rising Stars is open for applications, find out more information here
Student Placements
MyPocketSkill have started a campaign with educational institutions to connect students for placements with SMEs. These are fully flexible, mostly free for companies and focus on digital skills.  They've run successful trials now across the country, most notably in Bristol and Manchester. Please see PDF attached for more info.
Tech Nation Masterclasses
Our alumni team is running the following masterclasses in the next month or so. We've opened them up so that non-alumni can join too, all free.
  • Investment/finance:
    • Thurs 8 Sept, 9am-10am: Post Series A Finance Considerations - Cooper Parry: deep dive on tackling the challenges in finance as you scale and are getting ready for your next round, sign up here
    • Tues 13 Sept, 11am - 12pm: Recover corporation tax using R&D Tax Credits: The session will outline the opportunities for UK Limited tech companies to recover corporation tax using the UK governments R&D Tax Credits scheme. Sign up here
    • Weds 14 Sept, 12pm - 1pm: Equity crowdfunding with Crowdcube: comprehensive overview of crowdfunding from the industry leaders (also fellow alumni). Sign up here:
  • Leadership/Personal development
    • Thurs 20 Sept, 12pm - 1pm: How To Create a Life and Business Vision That Actually Works with Caterina Kostoula, Leaderpath. Caterina is ex senior at Google turned exec coach, she is highly regarded and 'gets it'. Sign up here
  • Sales
    • Tues 27 Sept, 11.30am - 12.30pm:10 lessons helping scale B2B SaaS sales teams from Seed to Exit - Matt Milligan, Uhubs.  We will cover some of the key learnings they have had through helping some of the fastest growing B2B SaaS companies from G2 to Zoom hire, ramp up and develop their sales talent. Sign up here
  • People
    • Tues Oct 11th, 11am - 12pm:  Pros & Cons for interim support with Ben Sanders and Marina Maxwell, JBM. How to determine whether interim/flexible support is right for your business and how to best leverage the support. Sign up here
    • Weds Oct 19th, 11am - 12pm: Early-stage Senior Hiring with James Mitra and Louise Buckland from JBM. why it’s important to get senior hiring right and sharing lessons from working in executive search for over 10 years - from sourcing great talent, running an effective process and sharing examples of companies who have got it right. Sign up here

All Wales Trade Mission to Bangladesh - 26 November 2022

Published: 3rd September 2022

The trade mission will depart the UK on Friday 25th November arriving in Dhaka in the early hours of Saturday 26th November.


The delegation will be based in Dhaka but visits to Chittagong and Sylhet will be included for those wanting to visit these cities with overnight stay and a Trade Mission Reception in each of the 3 Cities.


The British High Commission, Dhaka & Bangladesh High Commission, London, will be providing support in this Mission. Where possible group meetings will be arranged with a number of the Bangladeshi Ministries and Chambers of Commerce. Networking receptions will be organised and a ‘Meet the Mission’ half day programme will also be set. In addition, delegates will be exposed to ethnic entrepreneurs via the Chamber network in Bangladesh during the mission with an interest in joint venture projects.


The delegation will depart Dhaka on Friday 2nd December arriving back in the UK on Saturday 3rd December.


Ready-made garments (woven and knitwear); textiles; chemical; sugar; fertiliser; cement; pharmaceutical; frozen food; food & drinks; healthcare; jute goods; leather; waste water treatment; energy production including renewable and ship building.


Machinery and equipment; chemicals; iron and steel; yarn; textiles; food grain and other foodstuffs; crude petroleum and petroleum products; plastic and rubber articles.


For more information about the trade mission, the cost and support provided contact: The International Team on [email protected]

Cyber Security Sector Newsletter September 2022

Published: 1st September 2022

One of the advantages of working at DCMS is seeing the synergies between the different parts of government. Earlier this month, as a part of the hugely successful Commonwealth Games, the Department for International Trade hosted the Commonwealth Business Hub. This fantastic event included a roundtable chaired by DCMS on the challenges and opportunities in cyber and AI in the UK and Canada. There were panel discussions on how to retain top tech talent in the UK and the role of the West Midlands cyber ecosystem in developing the next generation of cyber security specialists. It was clear that there is a lot that the UK and Canada can learn from each other, and even more that we can cooperate on.


This month sees fieldwork begin for the next iteration of the Cyber Security Breaches Survey, which will be published in March 2023. This important piece of research helps to inform our government policy and is a great way of exploring how businesses approach their own cyber security. Ipsos have been commissioned on behalf of DCMS to conduct the interviews and we would greatly appreciate your participation if your organisation is selected. 


Building on the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2022, DCMS has published a new policy paper exploring organisational experiences of cyber security breaches. Among the businesses that took part, there is a consensus that cyber crime is a significant and growing business risk, with cyber attacks increasing in both volume and technical sophistication. However, knowledge of the threat landscape varies greatly depending on the organisation.


Finally, the International Cyber Expo is taking place on 27-28 September at Olympia London. DCMS will be attending to promote the National Cyber Strategy and the cyber companies which have been through our growth and innovation programmes. It promises to be a great few days, bringing together innovation, international cyber intelligence and government. 


Erika Lewis, Director, Cyber Security and Digital Identity

Awareness Survey - Uses of Machine Learning in SMEs

Published: 11th August 2022

Cardiff Metropolitan University and Aytel Systems Ltd as part of the collaborative research sponsored by the Welsh Government, the European Union and KESS2 (Knowledge Economic Social Scholarship Fund), would like your feedback on understanding the barriers and challenges of :
Awareness of Machine Learning Cyber Security( MLCS) Software Packages in Small Medium Enterprise (SMEs). The uses of  MLCS in the protection of data within the SME, against Cyber Threats as part of the SME Cyber Security implementations.
We will ask you for some high-level demographic information to help us take action based on your feedback. It will not be possible to identify any individual respondent from this survey unless you ask to be contacted.

Cyber sectoral analysis 2023

Published: 7th July 2022

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has commissioned Ipsos, an independent research organisation, to carry out an important survey about the cyber sector. They are inviting organisations that offer cyber security products and services to take part.


Over 115 cyber businesses have already participated. Taking part will help to influence government policy and support in the area of cyber security. The study will be published on GOV.UK. Last year’s report and press notice can be found here:


Please contact Ipsos at [email protected] with a date, time and phone number, and Ipsos’ Edinburgh telephone team can set up an appointment. As a thank you for taking part, we will make a £10 charity donation on your behalf.


Ipsos is working with Perspective Economics and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast on this important study, which is also endorsed by techUK and UKC3.


Find out more, including Ipsos’ privacy notice, on the GOV.UK website at:

Innovate UK Survey

Published: 30th June 2022


Be Honest - What do you think of Innovate UK KTN?


We need your help. We'd love you to spare 10 minutes to take our online survey. It's to help us understand how you'd like to recieve communications from us and what your platform of choice is.


Do you have Facebook and love Linkedin? Do you like a chunky newsletter landing in your inbox every month or do you prefer bite size tweets? Do you like to browse instagram or are you more of a podcast person?


Innovate UK KTN covers a wide-range of sectors and we often have lots of information about events. funding and industry news that we think you'll be interested in. But are we getting you the right information in the right way?


We'd love to shape and evolve our marketing but we need you to help us.


So please, grab a cuppa and tell us what you think.


The legal bit. All responses are fully anonymised. They will be shared with out third party survey company, Versiti Ltd. If you are not happy for your anonymised survey response to be shared, please do not complete the survey. Click here for more information about how your anonymised data will be handled



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Clean Energy Export Market Visit to the Basque Country October 2022

Published: 29th June 2022

Welsh Government would like to invite your company to participate in its Clean Energy export market visit to the Basque Country. 17th October - 21st October 2022


Spain is the fifth largest economy in the European Union (EU) and now one of the fastest growing in the eurozone. The population of Spain is about 47 million making it one of the biggest consumer markets in the EU.


The Basque Country economy continues to grow and offers good export opportunities for Welsh Businesses, in the Energy, Life Science, Healthcare, Education, and Food and Drink sectors, and is a good springboard to explore the rest of the Spanish market.


We are delighted that this export market visit coincides with Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) and the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) 17-21 October in San Sebastian, Spain, enabling Welsh exporters to participate in this unique and prestigious world event.


This visit will provide you with the opportunity to showcase your company, gain valuable contacts and build your exports in this market.

By participating in this visit, you will benefit from:

  • Cost effective means of visiting the market.
  • Network and engage with key businesses and decision makers in the market
  • Sharing knowledge and information with other participants
  • Assistance with travel arrangements through appointed travel agent
  • Attend networking events
  • Inclusion in any marketing material for the mission


The Welsh Government is supporting* companies to take part in this export market visit.

The cost is £1,000.00. This includes:

  • Return flights
  • In-market transfers
  • 5 night’s accommodation with breakfast
  • Attendance at in-market events
  • Inclusion in any marketing material
  • Collaboration opportunities with counterparts in this sector
  • Programme of meetings with business contacts
  • Attendance at Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) and the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE)


If you would like maximise your time at the event, we can offer support for a programme of 3-4 meetings to be arranged for you by one of our business consultants. This service will be included in the costs above.


This offer is avaliable to one representative per company.


Deadline for application is 5th August 2022


Register Here - Clean Energy Export Market Visit to the Basque Country


*Subject to eligibility.

Welsh Government Trade Mission Programme - Autumn 2022

Published: 29th June 2022

Welsh Government Trade Mission Programme


The Welsh Goverment have some exciting opportunities for Tech and Cyber Businesses within their Autumn Trade Mission Programme, particulary the following Export Market Visits.


Canada: 12-16 September

Kanata, Ottawa is home to the second largest Tech cluster in North America with almost 600 companies, employing close to 80,000 people, including businesses working with Sir Terry Matthews and Wesley Clover. The Trade Mission presents an opportunity to explore those Welsh – Canadian links and the opportunities in Kanata. The trip will also provide opportunities for those wishing to explore the business and industry sectors in Toronto or Montreal.


Singapore: 22-28 October

Singapore is a small, but wealthy city-state, a leading global business hub and a financial, shipping and trade hub for the Asia Pacific region. It has an open and trade driven economy, which offers good export opportunities for Welsh businesses. This visit provides opportunities to gain valuable contacts and build exports. The visit is also planned to coincide with Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology ( ).


The Welsh Goverment would also like to highlight the following trips to Japan: 3 - 7 October and USA - Carolinas: 17 - 21 October that will present opportunities to businesses operating across Tech and Cyber.


Further information, and links to register your interest in the Trade Missions is located here: Overseas events | Business Wales - Export (

BCS South Wales Branch Update

Published: 27th June 2022

BCS South Wales Branch Update


I wanted to take this opportunity to say a big thanks to all those who have supported the BCS and our branch over the past year.  As we reach the end of our 2021-22 programme, we’re celebrating yet another successful year of events, having worked with many great speakers and professionals from across the industry, as well as working on collaborative events with our partners from BCS mid-Wales and colleagues from the South Wales IET branches.


We’re already looking forward to the next year’s diary with our 2022 AGM planned for later September.  As the branch continues to expand and our membership numbers grow becoming the second largest branch in the UK, we’re looking to fill some more volunteer roles on our branch committee.  We’re specifically looking for a Social Media and Publicity Officer, an Inclusion and Diversity Officer and an Early Careers Advocate.  If you’d like more information on these volunteer roles, then please email me at the following address [email protected]


The branch continues to develop it’s STEM and outreach work across the region, particularly around educating young learners, parents and teachers around robotics. Our special interest working group has been working alongside STEM See Science  team for the past five years developing and delivering a basic introduction to robotics within schools and science fairs.  The Lego Mindstorm kits have been the main tool used to bring the topic to life for children. However, during the pandemic, in-person delivery wasn’t possible so the group took the step of capturing the lesson in the form of short videos and supporting materials that could be used by teachers in schools. This lesson plan can be found here on the STEM resources server:

Cardiff Met University: Digital Degree Funding Final Spaces

Published: 5th May 2022

Cardiff Metropolitan University: Digital Degree Funding


The Cardiff Met University are currently offering a fully funded degree Apprenticeship starting this summer 2022. There are only a few spaces remaining, so act fast.


There are currently spaces on the following programmes:


  • BSc Applied Data Science
  • BSc Applied Software Engineering
  • BSc Applied Cyber Security


  • Who is the funding for?

The funding can be used for both new apprentices coming into the business or existing staff who are looking to upskill to achieve a degree. Some may have already studied related qualifications at a lower level such as a Level 4 apprenticeship or a HNC/HND.  Previous qualifications could be used to enter the degree at a later stage meaning their time spent studying at the University is shorter.


  • How much funding is available?

The Government will pay a contribution of up to £27,000 per employee. This is £9000 a year over 3 years which is the equivalent to the full time tuition fee for University students. This does not have to be replayed should employees not complete the course.


  • How long does the course last?

The courses each last 3 years for anyone who enters with no previous University qualifications. For those with pre-standing qualifications they may be able to enter at a later stage via the recognition of prior learning which would shorten the course duration. .


  • What are the attendance requirements?

Apprentices will be required to attend University 1 day per week during term time at our Llandaff campus.  


More Information can be found here: Cardiff Metropolitan Degree Apprenticeships


If you are intrested or have any questions, please contact Tara Williams on the email below.

[email protected]

Cardiff Metropolitan University Degree Apprenticeship Opportunities

Published: 7 December 2021

Cardiff Metropolitan Univeristy Degree Apprenticeship intake January 2022

At Cardiff Metropolitan University we have been given some funding to offer both new and existing employees the chance to study for fully funded degrees in BSc Applied Cyber Security, BSc Applied Data Science and BSc Software Engineering, That means that they have the opportunity to achieve a full degree in a 3 year period and the Government pays the full £27,000 tuition fee, if they have studied before at a lower level such as HNC/HND employees can also can enter the degree at a later point.

The degrees are taught 1 day per week and offer a fantastic opportunity to upskill staff members in roles where there are huge skills shortages.

We are potentially looking at a January 2022 intake for out BSc Applied Science Programme and will also have a July 2022 intake for this alongside our other programmes.

for more information on our degree apprenticeships visit: Cardiff School of Technologies Degree Apprenticeships (

Best wishes,

Tara Williams
Degree Apprenticeship​s Lead

Cyber Wales is an ECSO Qualified Issuer

Published: 01 November 2020

Cyber Wales is very proud to be the only Qualified Issuer of the coveted "Cybersecurity Made in Europe" label in the UK. This new initiative from the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) was launched in July 2020 and Cyber Wales are one of 11 founding Partners including cyber ecosystems from Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Finland and Bulgaria.

The key purpose of the Label 'Cybersecurity Made in Europe' is to serve as an industry-driven marketing instrument to promote qualified European-based cybersecurity companies and increase their commercial exposure far beyond their traditional home markets. European cybersecurity companies from the European Union Member States (EU27), the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries, as well as the United Kingdom (UK) will be eligible to apply for the Label.

More information about how cybersecurity companies in the UK can apply for this can be found here.

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