Issue 34

April 2020



Are you an innovative business or research organisation based in Wales with R&D ideas for new, or improved, product or process, to address the challenges of COVID-19?

Find out more about Welsh Government Innovation support and funding here

Life Sciences Hub Wales is working with industry to help boost the supply of goods and develop solutions which address the immediate needs of NHS Wales for:

  • Medical Devices
  • Infection Control
  • Digital Solutions
  • Social Isolation and Loneliness

Proposals can be submitted via a secure innovation portal 

Swansea University has been successful in winning funding in a Coronavirus related Wales Ambulance Service rapid sanitisation challenge. Funded largely by Welsh Government, the challenge – called a Small Business Research Initiative – aims at reducing the turnaround time an ambulance requires after each journey with a suspected COVID-19 passenger. Read more here

Find out how Newtown based Control Techniques is putting in place procedures to comply with new rules to protect their workers here

‘Covid-19 and Your Business’ is a series of digital courses and webinars and covers key topics including:

  • alternative business models and diversification
  • cashflow and finance
  • HR policies and procedures
  • managing teams and workload remotely
  • encouraging productivity
  • negotiating with suppliers and customers

Register here 

To find out the latest information on the help and support available for your business visit the Business Wales website or contact the Business Wales helpline on 03000 6 03000



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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