Issue 46- Innovation Newsletter

December 2021



Bridgend aiming for Net Zero

Supported by Welsh Government, Bridgend County Borough Council are introducing a 2030 Decarbonisation Strategy. Find out how their Smart Energy plan and nine innovative projects will help achieve their decarbonisation objectives by watching here

Circular Economy

Helping firms embrace the circular economy

Businesses in West Wales and the Valleys can now access support to help them adopt circular and sustainable principles within their organisation. Read more about Circular Revolution

Success stories

Latest developments in the new Innovation Strategy for Wales

Following a series of targeted stakeholder activities a new logic model has been developed which highlights key areas that are integral to strategy development. To read more and share your thoughts click here or contact


Funding for your R&D projects

Can your organisation demonstrate a route to market for a solution to a public sector or societal issue faced by Mid Wales? Challenge led Launch pads offer 100% funding for successful projects to participate in R&D to address this. Round one, based around the environment and core areas of the Well-being for future Generations (Wales) Act has now opened.

More info here


Protect your Intellectual property

We can help you take stock and protect all your intellectual property. Contact Welsh Government for impartial guidance on all forms of intellectual property from copyright and non-disclosure agreements to patents and trade marks at


Innovation Funding Surgeries

Innovation Surgeries provide the opportunity to access a wealth of advice, expertise and feedback from the business support community tailored to your firm. Panel members can offer insights about which funding options are best suited to your business and who best to approach.

To find out more follow this link


Applications for the Global Business Innovation Programme

The deadline to apply for the Global Business Innovation Programme is approaching.

Register by 6 December, 2021 to gain a place on the programme and find out more about business expansion and connecting with partners in South Korea

Follow this link to register

Expertise Wales



Innovation Strategy Engagement Event

16 December 2021, 14:00 – 15:30

Following stakeholder discussions, a logic model has been developed for the new Innovation Strategy for Wales, highlighting key areas that are integral to the strategy. This event will provide the opportunity to discuss the model. 

Click here to register


Innovation Business Breakfast with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

16 December 2021, 09:00 – 10:30

Alan Mumby, a thought leader in the space of innovation, will present about the challenges facing the manufacturing sector in innovation. The session will be supported by the Welsh Government Innovation team who will talk about some of the support packages that are available to support business innovation.

Register here for this free event


R & D funding for Climate Technology

12 January 2022, 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? Although all projects are welcome, of interest for this online Surgery are climate technology related projects. Register here

Welsh Government support surgeries are held in conjunction with Innovate UK and The Knowledge Transfer Network.

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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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