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ASTUTE 2020 Update September 2020

Here at ASTUTE 2020, we can support your business throughout this period of uncertainty. Our world-class academics and technical experts from across our strong Welsh Universities partnership are available to support you through research and innovation activities. If you wish to discuss opportunities for working with us e.g. to modify your production to develop solutions to support the fight against COVID-19, you can contact us via email.


Support and Funding for Research and Innovation: What Welsh Businesses Need to Know

Support and Funding for Research and Innovation: What Welsh Businesses Need to Know


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Aimed at Welsh businesses looking to develop and maximise new technologies and innovations for commercial success (and those that want to collaborate with them), this workshop will deliver a range of lightning talks followed by a speed networking session to foster collaboration and exchange of information.

With a range of speakers from Innovate UK, Enterprise Europe Network, Finance Wales and Welsh Government there will be something of interest for businesses at all stages of the innovation process.

There will also be details of the support that your business can access to identify and maximise these opportunities. A draft outline agenda is provided below.

Further details, including speakers, will follow in due course.

13:45 - 13:50 - Welcome & Introductions
Geraint Green, Horizon 2020 Unit, Welsh Government

13:50 - 14:05 - Exploring New Ideas: Support for Businesses Wishing to Explore Innovation or Research Opportunities
 - Welsh Government SMART Innovations
 - TBC

14:00 - 14:10 - Investment in R&D: Funding to Increase Investment in Research and Experimental Development
 - Welsh Government SMART Cymru
 - Philip Barnes, Investment Executive in Finance Wales' Technology Venture Investments Team

14:10 - 14:20 - Knowledge Exchange: Engagement with Academia and Other Research Intensive Organisations for Two-Way Knowledge Exchange and Potential Collaborative Projects
 - Welsh Government SMART Expertise
 - ASTUTE 2020, Swansea University

14:20 - 14:40 - Collaborative Research: Taking Forward Collaborative Projects with World-class Researchers
  - Dr Robert Quarshire, Head of Materials, Knowledge Transfer Network
 - TBC

14:40 - 14:55 - International Collaboration: Building International Networks and Accessing International Research Programmes
 - Lawson Coombes, European Enterprise Network
 - SCoREcymru

14:55 - 15:00 - Summing Up and Introduction to 'Speed Networking Session'
- Geraint Green, Horizon 2020 Unit, Welsh Government

***The speakers will be present at the speed networking session to allow for discussion and to answer any questions.***

Please note that in registering to attend this workshop you are agreeing for the Welsh Government to use your contact details (name, organisation and email) as necessary in preparation for the workshop, including sharing these with the other organisations involved in delivering the workshops (such as Innovate UK and Cardiff University) where appropriate.

We may provide workshop participants a list of the registered attendees (name, organisation) in order to facilitate collaboration and networking. If you would like to be excluded from this list please inform us.