Issue 28

March 2019


Women in Innovation

Welsh inventor recognised at the 2019 Women in Innovation Awards

Pioneering female innovators have been recognised as part of the 2019 Women in Innovation Awards. Welsh inventor Jessica Bruce was recognised with a plaque for her 3D gait analysis to help older adults and those recovering from surgery to walk pain-free.

The awards, announced on International Women's Day, follows a search for female innovators who are tackling some of the biggest challenges facing society. Click here

Success for young Welsh inventors

Two young inventors featured in the last edition of the newsletter have gone on to national success at the Big Bang Fair. Seren Hopkins from Pontypridd High School was successful in receiving an award for her Hobbit-Inspired Hedgehog Shelter project. Whilst Jack Davies from Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi is now going on to represent the UK at the largest Science & Engineering Fair in the United States. Read more here

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Looking to improve your business productivity?

Our free support provides a practical, flexible approach to help you plan and prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and optimises processes for the future. Experts will work with you to plan productivity and design improvements and also help you make the changes needed.

Read about the SMART Productivity support available to businesses in Wales here.

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Horizon 2020 Treasury Guarantee - updated guidance

Current UK recipients of Horizon 2020 funding are invited to provide data about their projects on a portal managed by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The portal is designed to ensure that UKRI has the information about projects and participants in order to underwrite guarantee payments if required. Find out more here

St David's Awards winners announced!

The St David's Awards are the national awards for Wales. There are 9 categories including one for Innovation, Science & Technology. Winners will be announced this evening.

Click here to find out more.

Calling all entrepreneurs

Pitch@Palace 11.0 provides a platform to showcase your businesses and help accelerate growth. It is open to technology businesses and entrepreneurs.

Hurry, applications close on 29 March. For more information and to apply click here


Innovate UK - Electronics, Sensors and Photonics for Robotics in Extreme Environments Briefing Event

26 March - Cardiff City Football Stadium

Are you operating in environmentally and physically challenging conditions where it's too ricky for a human to operate? Innovate UK is investing up to £2m to develop electronics, sensors and photonics (ESP) devices, components and/or subsystems for robotics and AI (RAI) operations. The aim is to encourage R&D investment in ESP enabled robotics capabilities made in the UK. Why not come along to the event in Cardiff to hear from industry speakers giving an end user perspective on the challenges faced.

Co-Investing in Business R&D and Innovation for Sustainable Growth

8 May - Parkway Hotel, Cwmbran

Find out how SMARTCymru can support your business at every stage of your innovation journery. We accept applications for funding throughout the year. We will be running a series of roadshows across South Wales. Find out more and book your place 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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