How do we do this? We engage with private, public & third sector organisations to surface problems they are facing that our teams could solve with a software solution to become our challenge partners.
There are 4 key benefits for our challenge partners:
The agile Alacrity teams develop commercially viable products to solve the challenge presented within the 15-month timeframe with no costs to the partner apart from them providing their time
First access to new innovative products and services
Allowing ideas to develop unencumbered from the restrictions typical of large organisations
Corporate Social Responsibility
Supporting employment of recent graduates
Participating teams and the Alacrity Foundation work together with strategic project partners to define projects for which there is clear and present demand for a solution. Once projects are selected, teams proceed under the guidance of the Alacrity Foundation and industry partner executives – the engagement of the latter are crucial. Industry partners provide project teams with operational support, a vast network of contacts, access to customers and strategic relationships with larger established companies.
Vodafone Group plc is a British multinational telecommunications company
Tiny Rebel Brewing
Tiny Rebel are a multi-award-winning brewery including the Champion Beer of Britain
HM Work & Pensions
The UK Governments Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)
Admiral offers a wealth of insurance products including Car, Home, Travel and Pet
Starling Bank is a digital challenger bank based in the United Kingdom.
Formula 1 is the highest class of international auto racing for single-seater racing cars.
IQE is the global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced semiconductor epiwafer products.
Innovate UK is the United Kingdom’s innovation agency
Transport For Wales
Transport for Wales Rail Services are a Welsh train operating company.
Natwest offers personal banking products including mortgages, credit cards and loans.
Capital Law is a commercial law firm based in Wales.
Brewin Dolphin plc is one of the largest British investment management and financial planning firms.
Fabric makes a positive difference to young people aged 16+ who are either in care or leaving care.
The Brookstreet Hotel in Canada, is Ottawa’s premier hotel, dining and conference destination.
Celtic Manor Resort
The five-star Celtic Manor Resort is set in more than 2000 acres of panoramic parkland at the gateway to Wales.
Newport City Council
Newport covers an area of 73.5 square miles and stands at the gateway between England and Wales.
British Heart Foundation
The British Heart Foundation funds research related to heart and circulatory diseases.
TXO Systems provides professional telecoms asset management services and consultancy.
Wales and West
Wales & West Utilities transports gas throughout Wales and the south-west of England.
Rubicon provides exceptional dance opportunities in Cardiff, Newport and Penarth
We’re delighted to support the Alacrity Foundation in Wales by being a challenge partner. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with a new generation of entrepreneurs in Wales and to support the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. It is a way for us to give back to the local community in what is an interesting approach to developing the next generation of tech entrepreneurs.