Ground-breaking solutions & cyber skills training
We aim to grow the number of cyber security companies anchored in Wales by 50% and upskill 1500 people with hands-on technical skills through bitesize, affordable training.
We will do this by joining the dots across Wales between large companies that need cyber problems solving, the innovative “ideas people” who can solve these problems, and those with the entrepreneurial know how to turn the solutions into viable start-ups.
What do we offer?
Do you have a cyber security problem in your organisation that you just can’t find the right technology or process to solve? Or are you in need of people with cyber skills to ensure your organisation is safe and secure? We can help.
Have you got an idea that you want to take to market, or are you simply bursting with energy and enthusiasm for solving cyber security problems? We want to hear from you.
For Future Cyberists
Do you want to take the next step in your cyber career? We offer affordable, bite-size training courses from introductions to cybersecurity through to deep-dive, hands-on upskilling in different technology areas. We also offer cyber taster days. Come and listen, what do you have to lose?
Tried and tested entrepreneurship and venture-building programmes with real world application Venture Building Programme
One of our objectives is to create more high-growth cyber companies. Working closely with our industrial partners, the venture building programme is our primary way of achieving that objective.
We identify the needs or “challenges” of business, and we then look to match these with the “ideas people” who have innovative ideas on how to solve them.
We publish the challenges and support challenge responders in developing new solutions – match-making people with innovative ideas on how to solve these challenges from Universities and beyond, with teams on the entrepreneurship programme at the Alacrity Foundation. That way, there is sufficient balance from a tech, cyber, commercial and business skillset to help create a viable company.
The Alacrity Foundation have established entrepreneurship and venture-building programmes, that provide graduates with practical business training, software skills and mentoring so that they can develop as entrepreneurs and launch their own technology companies. With an exceptional network of 100+ experienced mentors, drawn from a range of businesses. These mentors, many of whom are leaders in their sectors, give their time to share their expert knowledge and experience.
While Tramshed Tech is a leading co-working space and start-up community in the region, with cybersecurity companies on premises and a commitment to growing technology-driven and cyber enterprise.
Interested in joining our Venture Building Programme?
Click here to find out how it works, what we need from you, and what you get in return.
Get involved via one of our open challenges
Click here to find out more about our open challenges, and how to apply.
Not a cyber expert but still interested?
Great! We also need people with commercial, product, and/or software development support to be part of the venture building programme.
Set us a Venture Building Challenge
Through our challenge-led innovation programme, we are actively seeking commercial challenges facing businesses like yours, and building new ventures to address them.
"As an investor we are not just looking for potential big ideas, we’re looking for ideas with clear and considerable commercial potential. We seek a well-balanced team and this is not straightforward to achieve with domain expertise alone.
The Cyber Innovation Hub blends domain expertise in cyber security with a commercial team who share equity equally as co-founders, and are supported by a tried and tested venture building programme which is a very exciting to us as it boosts the likelihood that we’ll see more of what we’re looking to invest in."
Fund Manager at Development Bank Wales
We are at the forefront of providing cutting-edge education in the field of cybersecurity. Skills and Training
Our training courses are delivered in conjuction with Cardiff University and the University of South Wales, both accredited ACE-CSE’s (Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Education). With a proven track record in delivering hands-on training, these prestigious institutions are at the forefront of providing cutting-edge education in the field of cybersecurity.
Our courses offer an exceptional learning environment that fosters practical skills and real-world experience, preparing you for the ever-evolving challenges of the digital age.
Whether you’re a cybersecurity enthusiast looking to start your journey or a professional seeking to advance your expertise, our courses are the ideal destinations to unlock your potential and excel in this dynamic and crucial industry.
Meet the Trainers
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