Welsh universities measure world-class innovation
17 October 2017
Cardiff University is joining three other Welsh universities along with key businesses in the region to take stock of world-class research and innovation in Wales.
Led by Swansea University, the Science and Innovation Audit (SIA) for Wales will examine steel innovation, smart manufacturing, health innovation and agri-tech, with further focus on digital technologies and renewable energy.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will oversee the review, which will validate Cardiff’s work on solutions to 21st century global challenges - from cutting-edge Compound Semiconductor research to innovation in healthcare design and delivery.
The consortium includes the universities of Bangor and Aberystwyth, together with research centres of excellence and major international companies. It is backed by the Welsh Government.
Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation said: “Now in its third wave, the Science and Innovation Audits are providing valuable insight into the ground-breaking work taking place across the UK and the contributions we are making to solve challenges across the world..."
Wave three of the Science and Innovation Audit process is expected to run from November 2017 to Spring 2018. Cardiff University previously participated in the successful first wave South West England and South East Wales Science and Innovation Audit alongside its GW4 partners, the universities of Bath, Bristol and Exeter.