Case studies

This section enables you to find out how Welsh businesses have benefited from Innovation support and industrial collaboration with universities.

  Adventa launches unique product ranges worldwide with Welsh Government innovation support.
Thanks to funding from SMART Innovation, Aforza is empowering businesses of all sizes to sell more and grow faster with AI technology.
Aston Martin & University Wales Trinity St David
Hear how Aston Martin and UWTSD engaged in a Welsh Government SMART Partnership scheme
Bond Digital Health
Cardiff-based company enhances capabilities of lateral flow test following Welsh Government innovation support.
Brick Fabrication KTP
Pontypool based building manufacturer Brick Fabrication has doubled staff numbers and turnover thanks in part to a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Cardiff University.  
Bridgend CBC
Hear how Bridgend County Borough Council, with Welsh Government Support, are working towards their decarbonisation goals.
Construction sector partnership building links in the community
An innovative partnership between a national construction firm, a paint manufacturer, a local authority and a social enterprise.
Cotton Mouton
Welsh Government innovation funding enables Cardiff based diagnostics company to develop a rapid viral antigen test.
Crimson Consultants
Microsoft partner uses innovation funding to push boundaries.  
Crossflow Energy
Welsh Government SMART Cymru funding facilitates development of new wind turbine project. Crossflow Energy provides global communities with sustainable, clean energy as a cost-effective alternative to diesel generation, in an effort to meet growing essential needs for power supply.
Dacey Limited
Innovation funding fuels expansion for Welsh orthotics specialist.
Welsh manufacturer increases workforce and eyes new premises following Welsh Government support.  
DMM International
Hear how DMM accessed WG innovation support for new product development.
Dulas has become a key player in the roll-out of Solar Direct Drive (SDD) refrigerators across the developing world, thanks to the support received through SMART Innovation.
Dylan's Restaurants
Family-owned pizza restaurant group, Dylan's Restaurants is forecasting significant growth in sales and staff, thanks to the support it received through the SMART Innovation programme.
Innovation funding facilitates major contract and drives growth at North Wales aerospace company.
Elidir Health
Welsh business Elidir Health tell their story.
Fifth Wheel Co.
Case study video of Fifth Wheel Co. looking at their success following their participation in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).
Flamgard Calidair
Pontypool-based manufacturer, Flamgard Calidair, is playing a crucial role in the long-term operation to make the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster safe thanks to Welsh Government innovation support.
Frog Bikes
Pontypool-based company uses Welsh Government innovation funding to bring sustainability to the forefront of bike business.
Innovation funding helps university research team develop pioneering natural pest control product.
GL Jones Playgrounds KTP
GL Jones Playgrounds is a family-led company based in Bethesda, Gwynedd. Employing 16 staff, it specialises in the design and manufacture of high-quality playground equipment – winning awards for excellence and innovation and selling products across the globe.
Watch how the company used a SMART Partnership to develop an innovative pulsatile blood pump to improve organ transplants with the help of Swansea University.
Innovation Awards
Innovation Awards marks two decades of inspiring the next generation of creativity.
With Innovation funding and support from Welsh Government Intuety have used AI and cognitive technology to develop software that manages risk and improves safety.  
IQE plc
International collaboration delivers positive results.
Laser Wire Solutions
A Welsh company that designs and manufactures laser wire-stripping machines is poised to turnover £4 million in 2017, thanks in part to Welsh Government innovation support.
Welsh Government SMART Expertise funding supports development of new products to comfort people with advanced dementia. 
Leader Optec
A Welsh fibre-optic cable assembly company is expanding its reach into the US$23 billion global data storage market, thanks to Welsh Government support and funding.
Positive results for Cardiff based drug, alcohol and DNA testing business.
Welsh business Makefast tell their story.
Markes International Ltd
Specialist manufacturer prompts step-change in efficiency for analytical laboratories worldwide with the help of Welsh Government innovation support
Mon Naturals
Welsh Government SMART Partnership facilitates commercialisation of traditional balm    
Thanks to SMART Innovation, MST is accelerating bespoke rally car designs with MK2 innovation.
Natural Resources Wales (NRW)
Case study video of Natural Resources Wales looking at their success following their Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI)
OxonGreeve / Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Improving the safety of firefighters with digital tracking technology.
SMART Innovation has helped Anglesey-based PlantSea to turn the tide on plastic pollution with innovative seaweed products.
Qioptiq Ltd
Qioptiq Ltd specialises in the design and manufacture of optical and photonics products
A small team from North Wales, has developed and patented a construction technique that significantly reduces build times and enhances build quality.
Red Dragon Manufacturing Ltd
Wales' only registered social enterprise manufacturer has invested in new premises, equipment and procedures thanks to support from Welsh Government's SMART Productivity programme.
Welsh business Riversimple tell their story
RM Group
Welsh business RM Group tell their story
Ruth Lee
Manikin company celebrates increase in output.
SBRI Welsh Ambulance Services Challenge
Innovating to find rapid solutions for ambulance decontamination
SMART Partnership – Business Butler and Cardiff Met
Welsh tech start-up creates one of the UK’s first intelligent business chatbots, thanks to Welsh Government innovation support.
SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre transforms buildings into power stations by enabling them to generate, store and release their own energy.
St. Davids Children Society
Case study video of St. David’s Children Society looking at their success following their participation in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).
Sure Chill
Welsh business Sure Chill tell their story.
Swallow Yachts
Welsh business Swallow Yachts tell their story
Find out how Techlan, with SMART funding and support, minimise waste in their production processes through the adoption of a circular economy model.     
Welsh business TrakCel tells their story. The company was a winner in the Medtech Launchpad in Wales. Since winning the competition Trakcel have announced further funding and collaborations.
Wales & West Utilities
Gas emergency and pipeline service delivers innovation through collaboration.
Window Cleaning Warehouse
Vale of Glamorgan based Window Cleaning Warehouse has quadrupled staff numbers and more than trebled turnover, thanks in part, to three Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Award-winning Mid Wales manufacturer Zip-Clip plans to increase productivity and its product range further after switching its attentions from the UK to a global market worth more than £30million.
ZoneArt Networks
An innovative start-up business has developed what it describes as "the fastest and most accurate Wi-Fi geolocation solution in the world", with Welsh Government support.