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Arweinydd Her: Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Caerdydd a’r Fro

Yr Her: Asesu a datblygu’n gyflym atebion a thechnolegau newydd sydd â’r potensial i gyflymu arloesedd tarfol wrth leihau baich gwaith ar ystafelloedd endosgopi, a allai gwmpasu sawl maes megis (ond heb fod yn gyfyngedig i):

– Dulliau hyfforddi newydd i uwchsgilio Gweithwyr Gofal Iechyd Proffesiynol i wella ansawdd atgyfeiriadau a chynyddu capasiti’r gweithlu

– Gweithdrefnau endosgopi newydd

– Systemau dadhalogi/glanhau/llif gwaith cyflymach

– Datblygu a/neu weithredu technoleg anfewnwthiol newydd

– Deallusrwydd Artiffisial/dadansoddi uwch i fonitro, rheoli a chyfeirio cleifion ar y rhestr aros

Mae’r nodau fel a ganlyn;

– Rheoli’r galw’n well, gan sicrhau bod y gwerth mwyaf posibl yn cael ei gynnig gan y gwasanaeth

– Bydd pobl yn cael diagnosis yn gynt

– Gwell capasiti o fewn y gwasanaeth

– Llai o gymhlethdodau

– Gwella adferiad a’r broses o ryddhau o’r ysbyty

Am fwy o wybodaeth ac i gofnodi eich diddordeb, gweler yr hysbysiad GwerthwchiGymru. I gysylltu â’r Gronfa Her: CronfaHerP-RC@caerdydd.ac.uk)

Partneriaeth rhwng Cyngor Caerdydd, Cyngor Sir Fynwy, Cronfa Her Prifddinas-Ranbarth Caerdydd, Arloesi Llywodraeth Cymru a Chanolfan Ragoriaeth MYBB.

Pwyntiau allweddol

This challenge is now open for applications. The deadline is 12:00 Noon GMT 2nd December 2022; apply via the SimplyDo platform.


The COVID-19 pandemic, the UK’s departure from the European Union, increased energy prices combined with the Russia-Ukraine war has and will continue to present challenges to our food systems. These events have highlighted how heavily dependent the UK is on imported foods. Cardiff Council and Monmouthshire Council recognise that the way we produce, supply and consume food in the future will play a major part in determining how successful we are in living up to the unprecedented challenges that face us in terms of the climate change emergency, biodiversity loss and diet-related illness. Shifting our food and farming system to capitalise on our local assets presents enormous opportunities for the health of our economy, people and the planet.

Economics – The great majority of the value of our primary production is realised elsewhere. This has had a profound impact, particularly in the rural economy with the loss of economic activity and jobs with serious knock-on impacts for communities in terms of inequality, social cohesion and the Welsh language. The economic benefits to our communities of re-localising food systems could be transformational in terms of circulating wealth and revitalising our local communities.

Environmental – The current food system is not sustainable or resilient. 48% of all food consumed in the UK is imported from across the world. This increases world-wide carbon emissions, contributes to deforestation and forced labour as well as making us more susceptible to global impacts.

Socially – Wales has a duty to future generations to tackle health related issues. Severe obesity prevalence rates in Wales are ‘significantly higher’ than the rest of the UK whilst the number of people who are unable to afford the cost of a healthy diet have increased since the pandemic. This will be further impacted by the cost of living crisis which has seen food and energy prices soar.

Policy Context

The ‘Wellbeing for Future Generations Act (2015)’ aims to improve the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales. The Act sets out seven goals which represent the long-term vision for Wales. Public bodies now need to think more about the long-term, work better with people and communities and each other, look to prevent problems and take a more joined-up approach. Public bodies must operate in a way that ensures that the needs of the present are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Public bodies are required to ensure that when making decisions they consider the impact they could have on people living their lives in Wales in the future.

The National Food strategy sets out what the UK government will do to create a more prosperous, agri-food sector that delivers healthier, more sustainable and affordable diets for all.

Welsh Government have recently announced free school meals for all children of primary school age which will ensure that children have a healthy meal every day. Additionally, a new Food (Wales) Bill has recently won the support of the Senedd to proceed with making the case for the Bill in principle, this aims to establish a more sustainable food system. These also coincide with other major drivers for change such as the forthcoming Agriculture Bill, the Community Food Strategy, and a renewed focus on the foundational economy.

The Challenge

Cardiff Council in collaboration with Monmouthshire County Council are seeking to identify and support projects to develop innovative solutions which can significantly improve the sustainable production and supply of food. The Challenge looks for applicants to harness the potential of land, technology and people to increase the sustainable production and supply of locally grown food in the Cardiff Capital Region.

The Challenge requires applicants to clearly demonstrate:

  • Problem 1: how they will increase the sustainable production of food in the region and generate positive economic, social and environmental impacts.

  • Problem 2: how they will increase the supply of nutritious, locally grown food whilst ensuring a fair price for producers and the wellbeing of future generations.

We are interested in receiving applications that address both problems and would encourage partnerships between applicants to realise this. However, we may consider solutions that address one of the problems if it is clearly justified and supported by sound evidence to be an innovative and pragmatic solution.

We are interested in sustainable food production and supply chain solutions which can be applied to the public sector (e.g., school meal provision, NHS meals), the private and third sector to maximise commercial opportunities.

How can solutions help with these challenges?

We believe that innovative solutions could:

  • Provide greater access to healthy, nutritious food;

  • Provide better quality food which will improve the health and wellbeing of citizens in Wales;

  • Create more resilient food supply chains that focus on more open and equitable partnerships;

  • Improve capabilities throughout the supply chain so that the sector delivers competitive and sustainable products that meet the needs of future generations;

  • Create an efficient supply chain which could be interpreted beyond economic cost-and-benefit to include social and environmental considerations;

  • Support place based economic development and local wealth building in the CCR; and

  • Protect, and where possible enhance, soil health, water quality and biodiversity.

Challenge Targets and Measurements of Success

Applicants should consider the targets and metrics of the Challenge when proposing their solutions. We appreciate that some solutions will not be able to contribute to all of the metrics detailed, however, applicants should clearly be able to demonstrate the ability to contribute to the target:

Problem 1 Target – By 2025, we will have increased healthy, low carbon food production using a variety of innovative growing methods. We will have improved access to land resources to support production and increased consumption of local food.


  • An increase in local sustainable food production;

  • An increase in land use for sustainable food production in the Region;

  • An increase in food related employment that pays at least the National minimum wage.

Problem 2 Target – By 2025, we will have an increased supply of nutritious, locally grown food.


  • An increase in locally sourced food;

  • An increase in the volume of locally grown food that is sourced and distributed by wholesalers;

  • An increase in the number of short food supply chains;

  • An increase in the opportunities for growers/SMEs to supply the ‘Public Plate’;

  • A decrease in food waste demonstrated by improved supply and demand models.

Apply on the Simply Do website

A Briefing Event was held on Tuesday 18th October 2022, watch the recording below:

Yn hydref 2021, lansiodd Prifddinas-Ranbarth Caerdydd (P-RC) 4 her yn chwilio am dechnolegau lleoli arloesol i gefnogi’r newid i fflydoedd cyngor di-allyriadau. Roedd yr heriau’n cynnwys:

1. Ynni adnewyddadwy ar y safle ar gyfer gwefru’r fflyd cerbydau trydan yn nepos y cyngor

Optimeiddio ynni adnewyddadwy ar y safle ar gyfer gwefru fflyd cerbydau trydan yn nepos y cyngor – RhTG (ktn-uk.org)

Cyngor Arweiniol yr Her: Merthyr Tudful

Yr Her: Optimeiddio ynni adnewyddadwy ar y safle ar gyfer gwefru fflyd cerbydau trydan yn nepos y cyngor.

Bydd modd uwchraddio datrysiadau a’u cymhwyso ar gyfer Awdurdodau Lleol eraill yn y rhanbarth.

2. Efeilliaid digidol ar gyfer rheoli ynni adnewyddadwy ar raddfa fawr

Efeilliaid digidol ar gyfer rheoli ynni adnewyddadwy ar raddfa fawr wrth ymyl y depo – RhTG (ktn-uk.org)

Cyngor Arweiniol yr Her: Sir Fynwy

Yr Her: Anelu at ddod o hyd i ddulliau a yrrir gan ddata o ddefnyddio cerbydau a seilwaith yn y dyfodol ar gyfer cerbydau di-allyriadau.

3. Cyflenwadau ynni ategol di-allyriadau ar gyfer cerbydau cyfleustodau a chymunedol

Cyflenwadau ynni ategol di-allyriadau ar gyfer cerbydau cyfleustodau a chymunedol – RhTG (ktn-uk.org)

Cyngor Arweiniol yr Her: Sir Fynwy

Yr Her: Anelu at ddod o hyd i atebion ynni integredig i wella gallu ynni cerbydau di-allyriadau i ganiatáu defnydd ynni ategol.

4. Optimeiddio cerbydau a’r seilwaith gwefru ar gyfer fflyd y cyngor i drosglwyddo i gerbydau trydan.

Optimeiddio cerbydau a’r seilwaith gwefru ar gyfer fflyd y cyngor i drosglwyddo i gerbydau trydan – RhTG (ktn-uk.org)

Cyngor Arweiniol yr Her: Caerffili

Yr Her: Ceisio dod o hyd i ddatrysiadau digidol i alluogi’r penderfyniadau caffael cywir i gael eu gwneud er mwyn optimeiddio cerbydau a’r seilwaith gwefru i drosglwyddo i gerbydau trydan.

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Technoleg Efelychu ar gyfer Hyfforddiant Gofal Iechyd – Canolfan Ragoriaeth MYBB (sbriwales.co.uk)

Arweinydd Her: Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Caerdydd a’r Fro

Yr Her: Her i ymateb yn gyflym i Covid-19, gyda’r bwriad o ddatblygu, arddangos a masnacheiddio datrysiadau hyfforddiant efelychu mwy ymdrochol i glinigwyr y GIG, sy’n elwa ar ddatblygiadau mewn realiti rhithwir a thechnolegau cysylltiedig.

Cysylltwch â ni i gael rhagor o wybodaeth (Cronfa Her P-RC: CCRChallengeFund@cardiff.ac.uk)

Gwyliwch astudiaeth achos fideo o’r her orffenedig hon ar ein siannel YouTube

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