Innovation Newsletter - Issue 21


September 2017




Product success for North Wales firm


Llanberis-based DMM International is the sole manufacturer of climbing hardware within the UK and distribute their products worldwide.


With specialist advice and funding support from Welsh Government Innovation team they have improved their production capabilities and developed new technologies and products.

Watch Managing Director, Gethin Parry, discuss how this support has enabled new product development



Innovation funding drives growth at North Wales aerospace company



Electroimpact is a global company providing state-of-the-art automated aircraft assembly systems to some of the world’s leading aerospace and space companies.

The company won a lucrative and ground-breaking contract to set up a complete wing manufacturing system but they needed specialist design expertise. 



Read how Innovation support from Welsh Government helped them buy in the expertise.



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The next generation of innovators


The Innovation Awards is a prestigious competition and an interactive showcase for the most pioneering project work at GCSE and A level Design and Technology,  encouraging young people in Wales to be technologically inventive and appreciate the importance of this field.


More than 2000 students, teachers and businesses are expected to attend the 2017 competition taking place in Cardiff and Bangor next month.

Read how WJEC and Welsh Government are working together to encourage innovation within young people.



Advances Wales - Issue 82 out now

Wales is emerging as a leading UK digital technology centre.

This edition of Advances Wales focuses on digital technology and how it is transforming areas from health and education to police and parenting.

Read the latest issue of Advances Wales here



SMART Partnerships


Associates in innovative Welsh businesses are invited to apply for SMART Partnership funding through an academic partner.


We’re looking for applicants who have a collaborative and innovative project requiring expertise for business growth, increased competitiveness and improved productivity.

Find out more about SMART Partnerships and how to apply here.


St David Awards 2018.

Now is the time to nominate for the 2018 St David Awards, the competition recognises and celebrates the exceptional achievements of people in Wales. There are 9 awards on offer, one of which is Innovation, Science and Technology.

Last year’s Innovation winner was Professor Meena Upadhyaya OBE, recognised as the first female British-Indian professor in medical genetics in the UK.

Find out more and nominate someone for the St David Awards 2018 here.



Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Event


11th October- Cardiff City Stadium


KTP is a UK-wide programme that has been helping businesses for more than 40 years to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills.


Come to hear how businesses and knowledge bases have benefited and explore the opportunities that KTPs could have for you.


Register here



Innovate 2017


8-9th November – Birmingham


Innovate 2017 is an event designed to allow you to meet world wide creators, investors  and entrepreneurs as well as offering inspiration and the chance to network. It’s an opportunity to hear motivating speakers and to see impressive new innovations.


Buy tickets here





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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