Professor Kevin Morgan, of Cardiff University’s School of Geography & Planning, said:
“Cardiff University very much welcomes the City Deal.
“We’re keen for partners to make use of our expertise and resources, particularly our £300m Innovation Campus which can help boost prosperity in the City Region.
“The University was involved right at the outset of the City Region and City Deal process. We have unrivalled expertise across industry, business, government and the Third sector that can help deliver real economic and social benefits for South East Wales.”