Welsh Innovation Strategy consultation
Our response - September 2022
We responded to the Welsh Government’s Innovation Strategy for Wales Consultation. Our response focused on sharing learnings from our Igniting Innovation report and associated research into deep tech chemistry SMEs. Following the structure of the consultation, we gave short-, medium- and long-term actions the Welsh government could take to improve the innovation ecosystem in Wales.
We emphasised the need for effective data collection to make evidence-based interventions on funding, inclusion and diversity, and sustainability. We highlighted areas of existing chemical sciences strength in Wales and ways this could attract UK funding to Wales. We commented on areas the Welsh Government had chosen to focus on to attract innovation progress, including sustainability and green energy, agriculture, and healthcare.
Response to Welsh Innovation Strategy consultation