Issue 30

July 2019


Compound Semiconductor

World-leading Compound Semiconductor technology developed 

Cardiff University researchers led by Sêr Cymru Professor Diana Huffaker, have developed technology that can drive future high-speed data communications. Their research will produce direct benefits for industry.

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Find out about the Welsh Government Sêr Cymru programme.

Advances Wales Issue 89

Innovations highlighted in this edition includes exploring the health benefits of camel milk and an innovative platform for health monitoring that allows people to monitor their own health.

The edition also features ground-breaking research to fight sepsis by scientists at Cardiff University.

View the latest issue of Advances Wales here.


Successful partnership with Welsh University for Yard Associates Ltd

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between with Cardiff Metropolitan University and the company was part-funded by Welsh Government. The project which has been awarded an A Grade by Innovate UK focussed on developing an adaptive web analytics framework for predicting future purchasing behaviours. 

Watch the video here

Find out how the KTP scheme can help you

Satellite Applications Catapult to grow presence in Wales

The Satellite Applications Catapult will open a new regional office at the Snowdonia Aerospace Centre in Llanbedr, Gwynedd.

The office will promote the development of satellite applications and services that benefit the rural economy, with an initial focus on healthcare.

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Do you want the opportunity to work with major companies in the Basque region?

BIND 4.0 is a public-private accelerator programme located in the Basque Country. It is targeted at the best start-ups which can provide solutions based on industry 4.0 technologies (big Data, virtual / augmented reality, collaborative robotics, cyber security, Internet of things, 3D printing, etc.) which are applied to advanced manufacturing, energy, health and food tech sectors.
Why not come along to Tramshed Tech, Cardiff on 23 July and find out more about this innovative programme.

Are you involved in the engineering or physical science community?

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) would like to meet stakeholders to gain a deeper understanding of the current landscape. There is also the chance to hear about the opportunities arising within UK Research and Innovation through the new EPSRC Delivery Plan.
Register your interest to attend by 31 July

Innovation - Book onto an innovation event near you

Next Generation Services: Enabling Data Competition
22 July 2019 – SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff

Innovate UK will invest up to £3.5m to develop data access methods to enable the application of AI & data technologies in the accountancy, insurance & legal services sector. Register here

Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge
30 July 2019 – Newport

Are you interested in hearing about the funding opportunities the challenge will offer? Register your interest here

Sêr Cymru Celebration Event 

19 September 2019 - The Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel

Hosted by the Office of the Chief Scientific Adviser, Welsh Government to celebrate the success of Sêr Cymru Programme. To find out more contact

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

Student Innovation Awards 2019
30 September – 1 October - Glamorgan County Cricket Club, Cardiff
14 & 15 October - Pontio Arts Centre, Bangor
The Innovation Awards is a prestigious competition and an interactive showcase for the most pioneering project work at GCSE and A level Design and Technology. More than 2000 students, teachers and businesses are expected to attend the event.
Read how WJEC and Welsh Government are working together to encourage young people in Wales to be technologically inventive.



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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