Issue 38

November 2020


SBRI Open Call

Better Lives Closer to Home SBRI Challenge

The Welsh Government and the SBRI Centre of Excellence, have funding to support innovative projects that help communities, businesses or the public sector adapt to the ongoing threats of COVID-19.

Businesses have until 27 November to submit their ideas.

Find out more here

Dentistry Challenge for Innovative Businesses

The SBRI Centre Excellence, supported by Welsh Government, are calling upon businesses to come forward with innovative solutions that can be rapidly deployed to address a key challenge facing Dental Services as a result of COVID-19. Businesses have until 4 December to apply for the chance of winning up to £50,000 of funding.

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Advances Wales Issue 94 

In this edition of Advances the Co-Chairs of the Innovation Advisory Council for Wales (IACW) share their thoughts on Innovation. This issue also highlights the latest innovative technologies and groundbreaking research across Wales during 2020

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Social housing key to boosting the green recovery and ambition to decarbonise thousands of home 

The Welsh Government has given the green light and a further £10m to a major new programme that will transform social housing across Wales, boost the economy and open the door to a new Welsh industry. This is part of the plan for green recovery – as set out in the recently-published Covid Reconstruction: Challenges and Priorities report.

COHES3ION virtual learning journey continues

As a partner in the COHES3ION project Welsh Government will host the next virtual visit of partner regions where delegates from across Europe will have the opportunity to learn from Innovation best practice in Wales.

Find out more about the project here

Innovation - Take a look at our innovation zone

Better Lives Closer to Home SBRI Challenge - Briefing Event

12 November 2020, 10:00 - 11:00

Join the interactive webinar to learn more about the Better Lives Closer to Home SBRI Challenge and gain an understanding of how to submit a project application. 

Register here

SBRI Dentistry Face Mask Challenge - Briefing Event

23 November 2020, 10:00 - 11:00

Join the interactive webinar to learn more about the SBRI Face Mask Challenge and to gain an understanding of how to submit a project application. 

Book your place here

On-Line Innovation Funding Support Surgery

The Welsh Government, in conjunction with Innovate UK, The Knowledge Transfer Network and Enterprise Europe Network, are holding an Innovation Funding Surgery Event to help selected Companies based in Wales prepare themselves better to:-

  • access R&D funding
  • run more effective Research & Development Projects
  • commercialise the results

3 December 2020, 10:00 - 16:45

13 January 2021, 10:00 - 16:45

Click here to register 

Autolink 2020

26 November 2020, 10:00 - 12:30

This Autolink event, organised by Welsh Automotive Forum sees a brand new format comprising a virtual plenary session.   

Read more and book your space here



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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