Innovation Advisory Council for Wales

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

The Council is co-chaired by Karen Cherrett and David Notley and has representation from across and outside Wales and sectors including Academia, Third Sector and Industry.

The role of the Council is to advise Welsh Government on a broad range of matters to help drive research, collaboration and facilitate innovation to solve our greatest challenges and support delivery against the goals set by the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act. The Council will assist in the development and delivery of the new cross Government Innovation Strategy for Wales, by providing advice on emerging trends and approaches, identifying areas of existing strengths and future opportunities using the ‘smart specialisation’ approach identified by the European Commission.  This will also include identifying the key outcomes we want to achieve, healthier citizens, our Net Zero commitments and economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.