Through a series of guided learning labs, groups of people working in the ten local authorities and other public services in the Cardiff Capital Region will build skills in data, adaptation and procurement to enable them to create innovative services for the future. Each Infuse ‘Associate’ will also develop a project in collaboration with others to address a real-world challenge under the themes of Accelerating Decarbonisation and Supportive Communities. An alumni network will be formed to encourage future collaboration and innovation projects.
The global pandemic has put extraordinary pressure on public services and left little time for building capacity to ensure that Wales has services fit for the future. Infuse aims to give people who work for public services the skills and tools they need to create ambitious change and collaborate across the region.
Infuse is supported by the European Social Fund through Welsh Government and is a collaboration between Cardiff University, Y Lab, Nesta, Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Office (CCR) and the ten local authorities that make up the region. The programme will be built around opportunities to tackle real-life questions, driven by the biggest challenges faced by the region.