Innovation Brief - Issue 49

May 2022


Blockchain Connected

Success for nine Blockchain technology projects

Launched in January this year, the Welsh Government funded “Blockchain Challenge” is being delivered by Technology Connected. The winning projects are providing solutions to problems around the themes of the circular economy, decarbonisation, supply chain and digital identity and trust. Read more.

Innovation best practice and collaboration

Delegations from Catalonia and Baden-Württemberg have been welcomed to Wales, helping to foster relationships with key partner countries and regions which is a priority of the Welsh Government International Strategy. Learning from other regions has been a key aim of Wales’ participation in the Interreg Innovation Cohes3ion project. Read more here.


Student Innovation Awards 2022

The WJEC Student Innovation awards, funded by Welsh Government, are returning virtually this year. The awards showcase Design & Technology projects created by innovative students across Wales. Find out more.


Funding assists in mine waste-water clean up

With SMART Cymru support, Welsh business Chemostrat have scaled up laboratory technology derived from seaweed to remove metal pollution in run off from metal mines in a form that allows recovered materials to be reused in future. Find out how SMART can support your business here.



Innovation Leadership Workshop

13 June 2022, 14.00 – 15.30

The Innovation Advisory Council for Wales is seeking opinions to help inform their contribution to the new Innovation Strategy for Wales. In particular, the workshop looks to explore the theme of Innovation Leadership. To register click here.


Innovation Support Surgery

15 June 2022, 10.00 – 16.45

Are you a company in Wales looking to run more effective Research and Development projects? Register now for the online support surgery on June 15.


MediWales Connect Conference

29 June 2022

Profiling innovation adoption, the conference will include keynote presentations, exhibition stands and workshops with over 400 delegates from across the UK. Register here.


Innovation Drumbeat

30 June 2022, 10.00 – 11.10

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

20 July 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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