Innovation - Issue 20

June 2017


Ken Skates

Creating the right economic conditions

As a government, we are very proud of the part we play in helping businesses expand, create and retain jobs.

As a pro-business government, we work hard to create the right economic conditions to support commercial ventures, regardless of their size, helping to create and safeguard jobs right across Wales.

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Invaluable support for Welsh Businesses

Welsh Government Innovation support has helped family-run business Adventa to develop new product ranges for their printed goods company and increase their turnover and exports by over 30%.

Find out here if our backing can open new markets for your business, boost sales and increase profitability.


Leader Optec reaches into global market  

A Welsh fibre-optic cable assembly company is expanding its reach into the US$23 billion global data storage market.

Through Welsh Government support the business now has trademarks in place and equipment to ensure their manufacturing process is efficient and accurate.

Find out more.

Innovation - Innovation success stories
Green growth

Can you solve industry led challenges?

Are you interested in Energy Optimisation?

Tata Steel are looking to work with Welsh businesses on:

- Cost effective recovery of waste

- Reduction of energy demand

- Renewable energy systems

- Next generation efficiency

Read more here

Visit the Welsh Government portal to view the list of collaborative opportunities from academia and industry


Advances Wales Issue 81 – Out now

Wales – based scientists are finding innovations for healthcare in unexpected places.

This edition of Advances Wales has a focus on life sciences, with news and articles on developments in Welsh medical research, health technology and biotechnology.

Read the latest edition here

Improving nutritional composition of food and drink for children

The Welsh Government has launched a competition for businesses to develop innovative solutions which can significantly improve the nutritional composition of food and drink available to school children whilst driving down cost.

Up to six businesses will be in line for up to £50,000 in phase one. The two best projects will get up to a further £350,000, adding up to a total pot of £1 million.

Read more about this Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Challenge

Innovation - Book onto an innovation event near you

Wales Festival of Innovation 19 – 30 June 2017

Showcasing innovation in Wales through a number of events, run by companies and academia, it will provide innovators with the opportunity to network with industry experts and to showcase their products and series to potential customers for across Wales and beyond.

To attend one of the many events taking place in Wales or maybe your company would like to hold an event as part of the Wales Festival of Innovation then visit the Wales Festival of Innovation website.

SMART Innovation Expert Clinic Sessions

Come to find out about innovation support for your business. We can help you to:

  • invest in research and development (R&D)
  • introduce new techniques and technologies in design and manufacturing
  • protect your assets through intellectual property (IP) rights
  • access facilities and expertise in universities and colleges

Book a place and speak in confidence to one of our experts  

    26 June Waterton Centre, Bridgend

    29 June OpTIC Glyndwr, St Asaph



    Welsh government is committed to delivering more and better jobs for Wales, through a stronger, fairer economy. We will improve and reform our public services and eliminate inconsistent delivery. By working together for Wales, we will secure opportunity for all, and build a united, connected and sustainable country.

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