Innovation Brief - Issue 48

March 2022



Protecting your intellectual property (IP)

All businesses own some form of intellectual property – from the names of your products and brands to how they look and feel – and protecting your IP is as important as insuring your physical assets. To find out how we can help you with your IP click here.

Extension of increased funding for SME’s

We have now extended our increased contribution of 75% towards SME’s in Wales participating in Knowledge Transfer Partnership’s (KTP’s) until February 2023. More information here.

KTP’s can help improve business performance and productivity through a partnership with an educational or research organisation. Read how Qioptiq benefitted here.

Success stories

Recycling and reusing disposable nappies

With Welsh Government support, Nappicycle are recycling the fibres used in disposable nappies for commercial applications including resurfacing part of the A487. Read more here.


Mid Wales Launchpad

14 projects are now being funded following AberInnovation’s Mid Wales Challenge Led Launchpad. Read about it here.

Two of the companies awarded funding have previously featured in Advances Wales, our technology and innovation magazine. Read more about Pennotec and ARCITEKBio.


Welsh collaboration with Baden-Wuttenberg

Next month Wales will be presenting to Baden-Wuttenberg’s E-mobil cluster members, including a summary of pan Wales E-Mobility ecosystems, centres of excellence and hydrogen infrastructure.

Mid May: a delegation of German SME’s with a focus on autonomous vehicle technology will visit Wales.

To find out more about engaging with Baden-Wuttenberg supply chains and knowledge transfer email

Innovation Zone



Innovation Support Surgery

29 March 2022, 10.00 - 17.00

To find out more information about the support available to access R&D funding, run more effective R&D projects and commercialise the results, book here for the March surgery.

Of interest for this event are those organisations related to photonics, semiconductors and quantum technologies.


South Wales Industrial Cluster Event Week

29 - 31 March 2022

This will feature six virtual presentations focussed around how Wales is working to achieve Net Zero, collaborative work undertaken by partners, funding opportunities from IUK/BEIS and successes so far. Further details of the events are here.


Innovation Strategy Event

6 April 2022, 10.00 - 12.30

If you would like the opportunity to input to the development of the Innovation Strategy for Wales, register here for the April Engagement event.

All are welcome, although this event is specifically targeted towards community and citizen engagement.


Innovation Drumbeat

20 April 2022, 10.00 - 11.00

This event will highlight support offered by Welsh Government, Welsh European Funding office, Defence and Security Accelerator and European Space Agency. Register here.


Pitch Preparation Surgery

27 April 2022, 13.00 - 17.00

Are you applying for support from Innovate UK? Register here for the surgery, held in conjunction with Innovate UK edge, offering support with pitch presentation preparation used as part of your application.



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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