Issue 26

15 November 2018


Swallow Yachts

Innovation support for Swallow Yachts

Cardigan based Swallow Yachts design and make high-quality sail boats and recently launched the radically different Coast 250. They have received investment from Welsh Government R&D SMART programme to develop an innovative concept.

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Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) helps Qioptiq

Qioptiq Ltd specialises in the design and manufacture of optical and photonics products and solutions. In 2016 they entered into a two-year KTP with Cardiff Business School to help reduce operating costs and optimise stock levels for service contracts. The Partnership has enabled them to build a purpose-built production facility and increase their work force.

Find out how we helped

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english advances

Advances Wales Issue 86

The latest Advances features work from scientists who have discovered that nanoparticles derived from tea leaves can inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells. The edition also highlights collaboration between industry and academia resulting in the development of an innovative system to detect damage in military body armour.

View the latest edition of Advances Wales here

Updating Welsh Achievements

We are updating our Welsh Achievements publication which highlights the contribution Wales has made in the fields of Science, Technology and Engineering. Click here to view the publication and if you have any suggestions on new additions let us know.


Expertise Wales - Challenges and collaborative opportunities

Expertise Wales can help you identify and promote opportunities for collaboration and find out about the range of support available to assist your innovation projects. Challenges and collaborative opportunities from industry and academia are promoted on their website with new opportunities being added on a regular basis.

Click here to read about the challenges

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Low Carbon Mobility Event

29 November 2018 - The Vale Hotel, Hensol, Cardiff

The Welsh Government and the Welsh Automotive forum in conjunction with the automotive sector are organising a conference on Low Carbon Intelligent Mobility. The event hosted by Quentin Wilson will provide an overview of how electric vehicles, supporting policies and manufacturing supply chain opportunities can contribute to carbon reduction.

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AI in Life Sciences and Healthcare Conference 2018

4 and 5 December - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston

A small number of Welsh businesses have the opportunity to meet world leaders in science, technology and engineering at the conference at MIT. You will get the chance to network with global businesses, exchange ideas and collaborate at the event.

Find out more and apply here

Emerging Tech Fest

13 December 2018 - Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr Unviersity, Wrexham

This event is a full-day of talks, interactive sessions, discussions, demos and insights into how emerging technologies are already impacting businesses within energy, engineering, manufacturing and technology. Gain advice on how emerging tech will impact on you and your business in the future.

Register here

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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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