TechHub Swansea

Swansea has two large and highly rated universities, and the city has a large university population. However, it has a very low retention rate for graduates, despite enjoying an attractive physical environment.


The development of web based industries presents an opportunity for employment in parts of Wales struggling to create well paid jobs to replace former heavy industry. These hi tech industries, relying as they do on intellectual capital, have tended to cluster around universities.


This case study analyses one initiative, the Techhub, which aims at creating just that clustering effect in South Wales, based in the “Vibrant and Viable Places” programme area of Swansea.