Innovation Newsletter - Issue 24

June 2018



Expansion for Welsh orthotics specialist following Innovation funding

South Wales-based, Dacey Limited has acquired new premises, trebled its manufacturing capacity and created 10 new jobs after receiving support from Welsh Government’s Innovation team.

Read more about the successes Innovation funding can bring

Are you looking to improve productivity through better processes and products?

SMART Productivity provides free consultancy support to eligible businesses throughout Wales seeking to improve their competitiveness. 

Our appointed Experts provide practical assistance to plan and implement productivity and design improvements for your business.

To discuss your business needs and opportunities and the suitability of SMART Productivity click here 


Advances Wales- Issue 84

Advances highlights recent food innovations being developed to improve children’s health, as well as new technologies that benefit the environment. 

The edition also features digital technology in Wales being used to plan for a mission to mars.

View the latest issue of Advances Wales here


Open Innovation success

Three organisation have received SMARTCymru funding to help them develop and adopt Open Innovation. The Welsh Government support will help Nidec Industrial Automation, United Purpose and Costain to develop their approaches to collaboration in Wales, providing opportunities for other stakeholders to work with them on future innovation projects.

Open Innovation Feasibilty funding is for businesses that want to offer multiple and ongoing opportunities for collaboration. Up to £30,000 is available to support 50% of eligible costs.

For more information on the projects and support for open innovation activities click here

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Wales Festival of Innovation

16 - 30 June 2018

This year’s festival will showcase innovation in Wales through a number of events run by companies and academia. It is an opportunity for innovators to showcase their products and services whilst networking with industry experts.

If you are interested in taking part in any of the events then visit the website here.

Connected & Autonomous Vehicles event

27 June 2018, Cardiff  

Interested in Connected & Autonomous Vehicles and the potentially transformational opportunities they bring? This R&D briefing event will look at some of the previously unexplored areas, provide an opportunity for pitching, 1-2-1 meetings and a chance to discuss you R&D projects with representatives from Innovate UK,  KTN and the Centre of Connected & Autonomous Vehicles.  

Register for the event now

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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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