Why Wales


Agile countries like ours think a little differently to the mainstream. It’s a place where our business ecosystems are closely interlinked, supporting each other to drive new ideas forward. Industry, academia and the Welsh Government work together to make things happen. We have the right business support and the agility to make decisions quickly. Although we’re a close community here, we’re also proud to be citizens of the world. We’re well connected to the rest of the UK and to global markets. Wales is also a great place to live and work. It’s a beautiful country with a superb quality of life. We’re also the first country in the world to have legislated for the rights of future generations. We want to leave Wales – and the world – a better place. This is your invitation to discover our country. To be inspired by the good things we’re doing. ​The future is whatever we want to make it.



20 June, 2022


ethical hackers

Hacking your clients is the most fun part of the job, says PureCyber’s Damon Rands. They’re a rising star in Wales’ cyber security sector, which has one of the strongest and most innovative cyber ecosystems in the world.

28 February, 2022
Starling Bank

Starling Bank

flying high

Since it took flight in 2014, Starling Bank has caused quite a murmuration in the banking community. Now the UK’s fastest-growing bank is tapping into the talent of Wales’s Fintech sector.

OpTIC Technology Centre

OpTIC Technology Centre Precision Optical Systems

Wrexham Glyndŵr University isn’t just building a bridge between academia and industry - it’s laying down a superhighway. Its state-of-the-art OpTIC Technology Centre in St Asaph has created a hi-tech home for start-ups in North Wales.

Compound Semiconductors
Space Forge

Space Forge Making space work for humanity

‘Making space work for humanity’ – that’s the ethos of Cardiff-based Space Forge. They’re developing the world’s first returnable satellite, which will be used to produce materials that are impossible to manufacture on Earth.

High Value Manufacturing


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