Innovation Newsletter - Issue 47

January 2022



Launch of new SMART Digital Accelerator project

A team of industry expert advisers will work with manufacturers in Wales to help them identify the right technology to improve operational performance. The project is funded by Welsh Government, delivered by University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and supported by the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC Cymru). Read more  or watch a short video about the project.

New Innovation Strategy for Wales

Stakeholders from across Wales have been sharing their thoughts on the developing strategy at a series of engagement events. Find out more and have your say.

Insights from across Europe are helping to shape the strategy. Read more about how the Cohes3ion project is informing its development.

Bable report

Funding opportunities through the Welsh Health Hack

The Welsh Health Hack returns in 2022 giving participants the opportunity to access up to £20,000 and benefit from an innovation expert’s advice. The purpose of the Hack is to open up discussions between colleagues in health, industry and academia to help develop viable solutions to health and care challenges. Read more.

Advances Wales

Funding available for recycling solutions for Absorbent Hygiene Projects

The ‘Clean Green Future’ Collaborative partnership, supported by Welsh Government, are asking organisations to come up with an innovative recycling solutions for Absorbent Hygiene Products. Read more.


Start Something Good Challenge

Big Ideas Wales is looking for 11-18 year olds with a solution to something that would have a positive social impact within their community. Find more information here and help us to promote enterprise in younger generations.

Innovation Zone



Innovation Funding Support Surgery

16 February 2022, 10.00 – 16.45

Are you a business in Wales looking to access funding, run more effective R&D projects and commercialise results? This event, held in conjunction with Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network, is tailored towards those organisations interested in photonics, semi-conductors and quantum technologies. Register here.


Find out more about how surgeries can help your organisation.  


Surgery to support your Pitch Presentations

27 April 2022, 13.00 – 17.00

If you are looking to write a pitch as part of your Innovate UK application for your business, book here to take part in the surgery that aims to help businesses feel better prepared when developing their pitch.



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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