Issue 29

June 2019


Gov Tech

How might we use data and digital technology to deliver better adult social care?

Keeping an ageing population healthy and living independently is fundamental for the long term sustainability of our health and social care services and the wellbeing of our communities.

Torfaen County Borough Council has secured £1.25 million from the GovTech Catalyst Fund to encourage technology firms to bring forward innovative solutions that can help us address one of the biggest challenges facing public services today.

For more information click here

Advances Wales Issue 88

Innovations highlighted in this edition include a super-sensitive scanner to speed up airport security and virtual reality technology helping patients to deal with pain, stress and anxiety.

The edition also features ground-breaking research in to how the brain prepares for complex actions.

View the latest issue of Advances Wales here

Advances issue 88

Online technology support to grow your Welsh business

Whether your target market is local, national or international; online technology is helping Welsh businesses to improve finances.

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Innovation - Innovation success stories

Wales Festival of Innovation 2019

15 - 29 June - across Wales

The Wales Festival of Innovation provides innovators with the opportunity to network with industry experts so they can showcase their products and ideas to potential customers across Wales and further afield.

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

Welsh Government workshop to discuss UKRI strength in places fund and its potential in Wales

17 June 2019 - Marriot Hotel, Cardiff

20 June 2019 - Welsh Government offices, Llandudno Junction

This event is for university & industry leaders to come together to discuss ideas with Welsh Government, HEFCW , Innovate UK and the KTN on how to:

  • support innovation-led regional growth by identifying and supporting areas of R&D strengths
  • enhance local collaborations involving research and innovation.

To register your interest click here

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

26 June 2016 - Tramshed Tech, Cardiff

Innovation is essential to the success of any business. This FREE event will help you:  

*Find out how innovation can help your business grow

*Access Welsh Government support through our SMARTCymru programme

*Meet the team who will talk you through the application process

*Hear from other businesses who have benefited from our Innovation support

To book your place click here

Horizon 2020

4 July 2019 - Mercure Cardiff, Holland House

The Welsh Government's Horizion 2020 Unit are hosting their fifth annual event. It will explore how research and innovation funds in Wales, the UK and the EU can work together to boost Wales' international competitiveness.

To secure your free place please register here

Co-Innovate Industrial Challenge Exploration & Project Scoping Workshop

4 July 2019 - St Pierre Hotel, Chepstow


Three challenges have been selected:

  • Resilient & secure network for all data, customers and operational teams to stay connected for better service for all

  • Real-time and predictive data analytics to increase productivity in the UK

  • Understanding energy usage at micro- and macro-scale

The aim of the workshop is to bring together the right capabilities and form collaborative working groups to address the above challenges.

For more information click here

Innovation & Diversification Wales

26 September 2019 - Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells

Are you looking to diversify your business?

A new and exciting event aimed at farm businesses, foresters and rural people who are looking for innovation and diversification ideas to enhance their business and to bring in new income streams to existing business.

Click here for more information



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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