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Innovation Advisory Council for Wales

The Innovation Advisory Council for Wales (IACW) was set up in October 2014.


The Council is jointly chaired by Kellie Bernie and Ian Menzies and consists of representatives from Government, Higher Education and Business to reflect the public and private sector perspectives.

The role of the IACW is to advise us on a broad range of innovation matters to help grow and sustain Wales' economy and improve the wealth and wellbeing of the people of Wales.  The council will monitor progress on delivering the objectives of Innovation Wales, the Welsh Governments Innovation Strategy.  It will advise and update us on emerging trends and developments, including identifying areas of existing strength and future opportunity using the ‘smart specialisation’ approach identified by the European Commission.