UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK and Welsh Government commit to a joint plan to help grow the Welsh economy. Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Welsh Minister for the Economy and the CEO of Innovate UK, representing the first MoU agreed with a devolved government. The plan will see Innovate UK and Welsh Government work together to create opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs across Wales. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed at an event held...
New Innovation Strategy launched for a Stronger, Fairer and Greener Wales
The new cross-government vision of innovation for a stronger, fairer, greener Wales points the way to a different approach to innovation in the future; one which adopts a “mission-based” attitude and collaboration into the following four missions: Education: This mission helps ensure Wales has an education system that supports the development of innovation skills and knowledge throughout people’s lives in Wales – ensuring the talent, enthusiasm and incredible potential of our young people who, in...
Funding available to attend the IoT congress in Barcelona
Do you want to join a delegation of Welsh organisations to attend the IoT Solutions World Congress?
Innovation support and funding for your business
Innovation can help your business become more competitive, increase sales and enter new markets. Are you a business involved in semiconductors, electronics, or their supply chains? If so our package of Innovation support could be for you. We are offering: up to 8 days fully funded support to plan and implement productivity and design improvements free expert support and advice for you to adopt digital technologies staged innovation funding taking you from feasibility to marketing...
A new Innovation Strategy for Wales
The consultation for the new Innovation Strategy for Wales is now live. The cross-government Strategy sets out how the Welsh Government, working with its partners, aims to develop a vibrant innovation culture in a stronger, fairer, greener Wales. Have your say by visiting this page. If you would like to contribute your views in person, why not come along to one of our consultation events? Email InnovationStrategy@gov.wales to register your interest.
SMEs based in Wales to continue to receive 75% contribution to KTP until March 2023
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are a core component of Wales’ research, development and innovation offer to businesses and today, the Welsh Government extended this enhanced offer into 2023, in an effort to encourage more businesses to engage with KTP, benefit from the programme and increase (post covid) economic growth and societal impact. With the current difficult economic environment, the Welsh Government has announced that they will contribute 75% towards the total costs of KTP projects...
Advances Wales – Issue 98 out now
Coinciding with Cop 26 and COPCymru, this edition is climate change themed, profiling how Welsh Innovation is tackling the climate crisis. Article content includes the development of technology to assist net zero housing developments, sustainable approaches to bike production and exploration of a decarbonised smart local energy system using zero carbon hydrogen. View the latest edition of Advances here
Three Welsh finalists nominated for the KTP Best of the Best awards 2021
Supported by the Welsh Government, three KTP projects have been shortlisted for the ‘Best of the Best’ awards. University College London partnered with Biocatalysts Ltd have been shortlisted for the Engineering Excellence Award. Demonstrating outstanding application of engineering skills, they have jointly implemented novel ‘Ultra Scale-Down’ methods to increase enzyme manufacturing productivity by up to 50% in some instances. Verity Moorhouse is shortlisted for the Future Leader Award. Working with Cardiff Metropolitan University and So...
New £1.8 million fund to encourage Welsh innovation in low carbon vehicle technology
A new £1.8 million fund to encourage businesses to move beyond manufacturing internal combustion engines to producing low carbon vehicle technologies, helping to stimulate innovative economic growth in Wales, is being established by Ford and the Welsh Government. Read more
The Innovation Advisory Council for Wales is seeking new members
The Innovation Advisory council is looking for new members. To find out more you can read the terms of reference and access the expression of interest (EOI) application form here If this sounds like you, please send your completed expression of interest form to firstname.lastname@example.org by 13th September. Successful candidates will be notified by 20th September.