Issue 41

May 2021



Simulation Technology for Healthcare Training SBRI challenge

The Welsh Government, Cardiff Capital Region and the SBRI Centre of Excellence have funding to support innovative projects that offer simulation technology for healthcare training.

Businesses have until 28 May to submit their ideas. Read more, or sign up to the briefing event on the 13 May by registering here.

For further SBRI challenges including the Outpatients Transformation Challenge click here

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Technology and Innovation support for Welsh SMEs

The Welsh Government’s innovation team hosted an event to help SMEs access funding and support to enable them to invest in new technology. If you missed it why not watch the full event on demand here   

Innovate UK Smart Grants 

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas. All proposals must be business focused. Applications can come from any area of technology and be applied to any part of the economy.

Find out more here

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Five-year programme to transform Intellectual Property (IP) services.

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched its 'One IPO' Transformation - a five-year programme to transform Intellectual Property (IP) services

Read more here

Queens Award for Enterprise 2021 winners

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards for UK business.

Check out the 2021 winners from Wales here

Cohes3ion Event - Making Multi-level Governance Work in Smart Specialisation (S3)

The Interreg COHES3ION project is helping partners from across Europe integrate local and regional priorities into their innovation policies. To hear a panel of leading experts discussing how to increase the impact of SMART Specialisation Strategies click here.

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IPO Transformation Launch

12 May 2021, 11:00 - 12:00

Join the leaders of IPO’s transformation to learn more about how IPO will transform its services over the next five years. The event will include an overview of IPO’s transformation plans, followed by a Q&A where you can ask questions and give feedback.

Sign up here

SBRI Webinar Briefing: Simulation Technology Training Challenge

13 May 2021, 09:35 - 11:00

Join the SBRI Centre of Excellence Simulation Technology Training Challenge briefing webinar to find out more about the challenge.

Book your place here

On Line Innovation Support Surgery

19 May 2021, 10:00 - 16:45

The Welsh  Government, in conjunction with Innovate UK, The Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK Edge (Enterprise Europe Network), are holding a Surgery to help Companies based in Wales prepare themselves better to:-

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

Register here

Innovation Research - Private Sector Discussion

2 June 2021, 10:00 - 11:30

Join the conversation to discuss recent research on the innovation landscape both in Wales and abroad, and to understand Welsh business priorities in innovation.

Click here for more information

Hydrogen Networking Activity with the Québec-Europe Research and Innovation Circle (CRIQUE)

15 June 2021, 15.00 – 17.00 

The Welsh Government is supporting ever closer collaborative activity between Wales and the Province of Quebec, Canada.

Building on a research partnership between Hydro-Québec and the University of South Wales on the commercialization of hydrogen storage technologies, this event is a hands-on, practical first step towards the working up of hydrogen-related bids in 4 up-coming Horizon Europe decarbonisation calls, worth €154 million.

More information here or register here 

Wales Tech Week 2021

21 – 25 June 2021

Wales Tech Week brings you five days of world class speakers and workshops

If you are working in or developing new technology, or interested in how technology can transform your business

Read more and register



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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