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A 'Magnet Project' can be defined as a project that has the significance and stature to attract new investments, skills and collaborations. Magnets are a catalysts to attract further investment to specific parts of Wales. They complement our City and Growth Deal approach and UK Government initiatives such as Northern Powerhouse and the South-West Alliance, and will promote Wales as a test bed for research and development as well as future cutting edge technologies.
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Tech Valleys

Blaenau Gwent is becoming a hi-tech hotbed for developing new technologies and advanced manufacturing, with new infrastructure, superfast broadband, and a selection of properties for companies of all sizes - all backed up by full business support.

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Ambition North Wales

Ambition North Wales is a partnership comprising of the six Local Authorities in the region, along with Bangor University, Glyndŵr University, Coleg Cambria and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai. With a vision to focus on improving the region’s economic, social and environmental well-being.

ASTUTE 2020: Factory of the Future

With a passion for supporting Welsh manufacturers, the ASTUTE 2020 multi-university partnership offers manufacturers the unique opportunity to embrace future manufacturing technologies, thereby enabling greater levels of business innovation.

Clwstwr Creadigol

Clwstwr aims to put innovation at the core of media production in South Wales - moving Cardiff’s thriving screen sector from strength to leadership.


A Regional Collaboration for Health (ARCH) is a unique collaboration between three strategic partners; Swansea Bay University Health Board, Hywel Dda University Health Board and Swansea University".

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Pembrokeshire Food Park

There is a strong and clear desire in the area for a food park by businesses in Pembrokeshire. In 2015 it was established that over half of food and drink related companies in the area had a desire to grow their businesses in the near future.

OpTIC Technology Centre

OpTIC Technology Centre

The OpTIC Technology centre is a unique business and technology centre based in St Asaph, in the heart of North Wales linking R&D, Industry and Academia offering conference facilities, meeting rooms, incubation and specialist engineering and research services.

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Yr Egin

A new creative and digital centre based on the University of Wales Trinity Saint David campus in Carmarthen, Yr Egin is a hub to inspire and co-locate creativity and imagination.

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Cardiff Capital City Region

The Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal is a programme agreed in 2016 between the UK Government, the Welsh Government and the ten local authorities in South East Wales to bring significant economic growth into the region through investment, upskilling, and improved physical and digital connectivity.

Fintech Cluster

Wales employs 40,000 people in the financial and insurance services sector as per the latest ONS data who in turn generate economic activity of £2.8bn.

Pembroke Port

Pembroke Port

Located in west Wales, on the Milford Haven Waterway, Pembroke Port provides a flexible 24-hour service for industry.

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