June 2021

Issue 42



Wales-Quebec Joint Call for Proposals 2021

The Welsh Government and the Government of Quebec have launched a second funding call to support collaborative projects between Wales & Quebec focused on sustainability.

For details and to apply click here 

Innovation Wales Portal

The UK’s national laboratories are coming together to offer a single point of access to the most technologically advanced capability, expertise and facilities available in the UK.

Read more about the Innovation Wales Portal


Rapid solutions to Ambulance decontamination

In response to COVID -19 the SBRI Centre of Excellence and Welsh Government introduced an accelerated process to enable technologies to be accessed quickly. Watch the SBRI Welsh Ambulance Services Challenge video here.


Innovation - Innovation success stories

Advances Wales Issue 96 out now 

This edition features a new test for diagnosing rare genetic conditions, a medical device that can stop the progression of heart disease and a project to develop climate-resistant oats.

Read the full edition here

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Climate Change newsletter

Welsh Government has recently launched a new Climate Change newsletter, if you would like to sign up to receive future issues contact LCDPengagement@gov.wales

The future of Welsh innovation

The Welsh Government Innovation Team is currently considering a new approach to innovation within Wales. We have commissioned two pieces of research on innovation in Wales and around the world, and have now held three engagement events with stakeholders within Welsh Government and in the public and private sectors. You can find the research reports and recommendations here. If you would like to have a say, email InnovationStrategy@gov.wales to contribute to the discussion.

Innovation - Take a look at our innovation zone



CoInnovate Photonics Workshop

21 June 2021, 14:00 - 15:30

8 July 2021, 14:00 – 16:00

CoInnovate workshops and events are delivered in partnership between industry and the Welsh Government Innovation Team. The events provide a platform to bring stakeholders together from a range of sectors to share knowledge and explore opportunities for collaborative R&D.

Register here for the introductory event as part of Wales Tech Week.


On Line Innovation Funding Support Surgery

23 June 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 

Cardiff Capital Region Challenge Fund Workshop Series

23 June 2021, 11:00 - 12:30

CCR will be running a series of workshops to support interested applicants in thinking through their challenges and strengthening their applications.

Book your place 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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