Issue 45

October 2021


Cotton Mouton

Firm develops rapid antigen test

Cotton Mouton Diagnostics Ltd, with Welsh Government Innovation funding, have developed a portable antigen test that means you can get results in real time outside of laboratory settings. The portable device takes less than 10 minutes to detect Coronavirus antigens in saliva.

To view the full case study, click here

New Innovation Advisory Council members welcomed

As we say thank you to our departing Council members we extend a warm welcome to some new faces from across academia, third sector and industry. The council advises on a range of innovation matters and will assist in the development and delivery of the new Welsh Innovation Strategy.

To meet the new council, click here


Niche vehicle Feasibility Studies competition now open!

Up to £35,000 in funding is available for SME’s who are researching or investigating innovative vehicle technologies for road-going zero emission UK niche vehicles.

Closing 25th October 2021

To find out more information click here 


Last chance to apply for Ford Low Carbon Vehicle Transformation fund

Applications for the £1.8 million Ford transformational fund to encourage businesses to move beyond manufacturing internal combustion engines to producing low carbon vehicle technologies is closing on 1st November 2021!

To apply click here


Biomedical Catalyst 2021 Round 2 Competition

Are you a UK business with an innovative idea in healthcare technology, processes or products? A share of up to £12 million is available to develop your idea through the Biomedical Catalyst competition.

Closing 1st December 2021

Click here for more information

Innovation Zone



CRISP21- Energy & Resource Efficiency in Industry Competitions Surgery

2nd November 2021, 14:00-17:00

Register for the Industry Competitions surgery to find out more about funding opportunities within the Industrial Energy sector

Click here


CRISP21 – Innovation Support Surgery

10th November 2021, 10:00-17:00

An Innovation Funding Surgery is being held to help companies based in Wales to enter new markets, seek training to access finance and access the R&D capability of the Catapult Network.

Click here to book


CRISP21 - Online Innovation Funding Support Surgery

24th November 2021, 10:00-17:00

Are you a firm based in Wales looking to access R&D funding, run more effective R&D projects and commercialise the results?

Register here for the CRISP21 support surgery



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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