Innovation Newsletter- November


November 2017




Digital App saves time for nurses

Software development company, Elidir Health, has developed a mobile app to reduce the time nurses spend obtaining patients’ laboratory results.

With Welsh Government support through the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), the company has produced a digital tool that gives nurses 23 per cent more time to spend with patients

Watch here to find out more about how Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) led to healthcare successes.

Read more about the digital tool.



New opportunity for South Wales print company

DecTek, a Welsh resin and print technology specialist, successfully applied for Welsh Government Innovation funding to support their ambitious growth strategy. The funding for both a new cutting machine and a diagnostic review has led to additional opportunities for the business.

The founder of DecTek describes Innovation funding as a “quick and efficient process” which brings many benefits.

Read more about how Welsh Government can bring increased business opportunities.




Mapping Innovation in Wales

Arloesiadur is a new web platform for mapping innovation in Wales. This joint initiative between Nesta and Welsh Government reveals insights into Wales’ innovative industry, research and tech networks and will help develop policies to strengthen innovation in Wales.

Find out more about Mapping Innovation in Wales here


Advances Wales- Issue 83 Out now

The latest Advances highlights some of the recent medical innovations being developed in Wales. This edition also features an AI-controlled vehicle designed to deliver our packages without the need of a driver and new research on the effects of climate change.

View the latest issue of Advances Wales here. 



National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme

National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme is a UK-wide programme. It is aimed particularly at small and medium sized businesses to help them develop their own innovative technologies and increase their ability to win new business with higher tier companies anywhere in the world.

Find out more about the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation programme here.


ICE 200 -Celebrating 200 years of civil engineering achievement.

Throughout 2018 a series of activities will take place to highlight the impact civil engineering has had on all our daily lives. Find out more about the ICE 200 celebrations here.

Read more about Welsh Achievements in Science, Technology and Engineering.

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Modelling, simulation, AI and augmented reality in connected and autonomous vehicles


18th January



The Welsh Government and the KTN invites you to this event, where you can learn more about the opportunities in this area, form collaborations, discuss the future developments in the field as well as find out how ideas and technologies from other fields can be incorporated.


Book on to the KTN event here.



CoInnovate – 24 January 2018


CoInnovate is a Welsh Government delivery assisted event which brings together the world’s leading innovators in the spirit of collaboration. The event is a chance for investors, academics, SME’s and the industrial community to come together and explore market-led opportunities presented by world-leading organisations.


Register now for CoInnovate 2018.


Bio Wales – 6 & 7 March 2018


Save the date for next year’s BioWales, one of the UK’s largest Life Sciences conferences which is now in its 16th year.


Visit the website to register your interest in BioWales 2018.


Can you solve industry led challenges?


Welsh Water is looking for innovative technologies to ensure the highest quality drinking water for their customers.


Challenges include:


-Treatment strategies to keep disinfection by-products as low as possible
-Water mains cleansing technology
- Predictive alarms to detect rates of change, diagnostics and system analysis
-New monitoring systems


Read more about the Welsh Water challenges 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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