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Innovation Pipeline

A series of targeted funding rounds and training opportunities focused on the media sector, for creative businesses and individuals.

What is Innovation Pipeline

The Innovation Pipeline is a series of targeted funding rounds and training opportunities designed to develop companies and individuals within the media sector in the Cardiff Capital Region and across Wales.

The aim is to increase their capacity to carry out meaningful research, development and innovation (R&D). This can be from early-stage development through to scale up activity, to result in more ideas, diversity and growth to the industry.

Seed Fund – applications now closed

Creative freelancers and businesses in the Cardiff Capital Region and across Wales were invited to apply for up to £10,000 to Research and Develop (R&D) ideas for new products, services and experiences in the media sector.

Please note, applications for the Media Cymru Seed Fund 2023 have now closed. Successful applicants will be contacted in March.

The next round of seed funding will be available in 2024. Development funding of up to £50,000 opens in July 2023. For further information, view the Innovation Pipeline funding timeline.

Funding and training opportunities 2023-2025

Innovation for Creatives:  Five-day course to support individuals thinking about starting a business or developing a first RD&I funding proposal.

Ideas Lab: Three-day workshop aimed at those with more experience working in the media sector.

Seed Fund: Up to  £10,000 for freelancers and SME’s to develop ideas for new products and sector.

Development Fund: Up to £50,000 for businesses to develop RD&I projects that demonstrate clear potential for a tangible product or service.

Scale Up: Up to £200,000  for projects of significant scale and ambition that have the potential to be transformational for the media sector and deliver an international impact.

Innovation Pipeline

Other ways to get involved

Co-created Challenge Partnerships: Partner with us on joint funding calls to address RD&I challenges or emerging commercial opportunities.

Co-created Challenge Partnerships

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Explore the Innovation Pipeline

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News: Media Cymru Seed Fund launches

We caught up with Senior R&D Producer and Fund Manager, Lee Walters, to find out more about the opportunity.

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