Heads of the Valley Innovation Programme exemplars

CMI supports Welsh Assembly’s Heads of the Valley Innovation Programme.

CMI was invited to support the Welsh Assembly’s Heads of the Valley Innovation Programme that seeks to develop strong creative impulses and innovative business models in SMEs based in and operating from the traditional mining areas of Industrial South Wales. These areas and communities have little recent tradition of small business development and innovation but require a rebirth of these features in order to regenerate their economies and communities. Working with local innovation advisers, CMI identified, visited and assessed a range of businesses that demonstrated the features of innovative ventures. From this exercise, a showcase was created using the businesses as exemplars and role models of creativity and innovation for other neighbouring businesses and communities.Client: Merthyr County Borough Council for HOVIP