Issue 31

September 2019



Make it prosper with SMART Innovation

Businesses in Wales that have an idea for a new product, process or service should contact SMART Innovation. The programme has already helped hundreds of businesses in Wales, across a range of sectors, to prosper. 

Delivered by a team of Innovation Specialists – made up of experienced engineers, scientists, manufacturing specialists and IP experts - businesses are supported to get new ideas off the ground.

Find out more about SMART Innovation

Future-proof your business

Inspired by the Well-Being of Future Generations of Wales Act, businesses, the public sector and people across Wales are taking steps to make the nation a better place to live and work. You can join the journey by future-proofing your business to enhance its sustainability and prosperity. Find out more and access the toolkit here

welsh achievements

Welsh Achievements

On a global scale Wales is a small, but smart country. From the past to the present an impressive list of achievements in science, technology and engineering can be found in the latest edition of Welsh Achievements. Read more

Innovation image - Read Advances Wales – quarterly technology magazine

Working together to create year round strawberries

Welsh based Digital Farming and Agri SGJ are collaborating on a project to use vertical farming for growing strawberries all year round. Welsh Government SMART Cymru support is helping the partnership to develop a hydroponic growing system for the large-scale cultivation of strawberries.

Read more here

Find out more about the project and SMART Cymru support


Are you looking for new business opportunities for your technology?

Challenges that need innovative solutions include:

See our other collaborations and expertise here 

Innovation - Take a look at our innovation zone

Manufacturing a sustainable future. The circular economy: being resilient, taking opportunities

25 September 2019 – Malpas Court, Newport

26 September 2019 – Holiday Inn Express Swansea East, Neath

Are you a business decision maker in a manufacturing SME?

Why not come along and:

  • Identify areas in your business where you can build resilience, investigate opportunities and support the well-being of future generations in Wales.
  • Hear about services from Welsh Government that can support you with your next steps.

Book your place here

Innovation & Diversification Wales

26 September 2019 – Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells

Visit the Welsh Government’s Innovation Stand where the teams approachable and highly experienced Innovation Specialists will be on hand to help you apply innovation in your businesses.

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. Why not come along and see this year’s innovators



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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