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Smart Innovation


SMART Innovation is a unique programme lead by the Welsh Government and funded by EU money with the single aim of helping Welsh businesses do better by being more innovative.

Innovation is a big word – it’s used too often by too many and let’s be honest, it can be a bit vague. But at Welsh Government, we’re less about the talk and more about the reality:  better productivity which increases profitability by doing things differently.
And we know we can help.

Take a look at our five years stats from 2015-2020 and you’ll see that we’re serious.

  • We’ve secured £305 million investment funding for Welsh businesses 
  • We’ve poured £150 million investment into research and development projects 
  • More than 1,700 projects have got off the ground with our help
  • …And we’ve been pivotal in creating more than 350 businesses and academic collaborations leveraging £22.8 million from industry.

And there’s still money in the pot to do more of the same which is good news for anyone wanting to tap into a better way of working and this includes those making efforts to decarbonise their operations.

We hope we’ve got your attention because there’s no doubt that what we do works. 

So don’t sit there thinking it’s not for you, get in touch now.

Is your business ready to prosper?

The first step is to fill in the form below.

Typically, within 24 hours, a member of the SMART Innovation team will be in touch to find out more about your business, discuss your needs and explain the opportunities available to you.

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