Issue 44

September 2021



Circular Economy Model in Action

Techlan, with SMART funding and support, have adopted a circular economy model through recycling the waste generated in their production process. Watch how they have developed scaleable green production technologies here.

Success for three Welsh Partnerships

Biocatalysts limited with University College London, Cardiff Metropolitan University partnered with So Modular and St David’s Children Society working with Cardiff University are all finalists in the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) awards.

The Welsh government offers 75% contribution for eligible SME’s in a KTP. Read about applying

COP Cymru

COP Cymru

The Welsh Government are organising a ‘COP Cymru’ programme of events, including the launch of the new Net Zero Wales plan, regional green zones and a ‘Wales Climate Week’ of events.

Take action now and sign a Climate Pledge here

Intellectual Property made easy

How can Intellectual Property help grow your business?

The Intellectual Property office have created a series of short videos to help you understand the basics. Click to watch


Digital transformation of Hanoi metro Line 5, Vietnam

Enter the SBRI competition for a share of £300,000 to deliver feasibility studies to support digital innovation for the Hanoi metro System in Vietnam. 

Click here for more information

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CRISP 21- Designed for ageing webinar

29th September 2021,10:00 - 11:00

The Welsh Government in partnership with KTN and Innovate UK are holding an information briefing event ahead of the Designed for Ageing Competition. The competition offers a funding opportunity for the organisation that proposes the best ‘ageing innovation’.

To find out more and have the opportunity to ask questions register here


SMART Expertise Precision Medicine Industry Showcase

29th September 2021, 13:00 - 15:30

Register for the SMART Expertise Precision Medicine Industry Showcase to gain an insight into the benefits, challenges and future opportunities of participating in large academic industry partnerships.

Register here


Vanguard Initiative Regional Conference

6th October 2021, 09:30 – 11:30

The Vanguard Initiative brings together over 30 European regions who are committed to inter-regional collaboration, focused through their Smart Specialisation strategies. This event is open to all Vanguard Initiative member regions. We also welcome participation from policy makers and stakeholders across Europe, including representatives from companies, clusters and academia involved in innovation, research and smart specialization.

Book here 


COP26 Conference

31st October - 12th November 2021

The UK is hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Glasgow. Find out more here

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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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