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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 the 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.


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 £250,000  for projects of significant scale and ambition that have the potential to be transformational for the media sector and deliver an international impact.

Greening the Screen: Up to £250,000 for ideas, products and services that have the potential to deliver real positive change across the sector.


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 2023 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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News: Media Cymru invests £180,000 of seed funding into innovation projects

We have awarded funding to 18 projects exploring a range of new ideas, including in the fields of virtual production (VP), immersive technologies and interactive experiences.

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News: Media Cymru invests £1 million into innovative new technologies including ethical AI, Esports and virtual experiences