There has been significant progress and growth in Research, Development and Innovation in Wales since 2013. Our research for this strategy showed that much of this growth was taking place in an increasingly complex landscape, often undertaken by multiple actors in discrete projects, without necessarily understanding how the pieces might fit together, both within Wales and beyond.
Whilst it was recognised that the public sector had to be a key enabler of innovative change, it soon became apparent that much of its stimulation and investment in innovation was being undertaken in many different parts of the public sector and at several different layers of governance.
Wales has a unique set of principles, set out in our Wellbeing of Future Generations Act of 2015, and it is consistent that we should frame an innovation narrative, which describes how we will apply innovation and where we want to go around its seven goals. It is consistent but also necessary, because there is not one of the seven goals that can be better delivered without the application of innovation.
We have therefore set this new strategy out in seven chapters, each explaining how the application of innovation can help deliver on the goals. Following this, we will develop an action plan, aligned to the strategy which moves it forward to tangible costed actions.
The consultation for the new Innovation Strategy for Wales is now live. The cross-government Strategy sets out how the Welsh Government, working with its partners, aims to develop a vibrant innovation culture in a stronger, fairer, greener Wales.
The consultation on the draft innovation strategy for Wales is now live. The consultation will be open for a period of 10 weeks.
WAYS TO RESPOND
There are 3 ways to respond – via the online form; by post; or by downloading the response form and emailing it to [email protected]
Please see links below to the consultation: https://gov.wales/innovation-strategy-wales
The online survey is here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/23Z5NQ/
If you would like to contribute your views in person, why not come along to one of our consultation events?
OTHER CONSULTATION EVENTS
5 September 2022, 14:00 - 16:00
Swansea University - Bay Campus
6 September 2022, 09:30 - 11:30
Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus
7 September 2022, 14:00 - 16:00
Sbarc | Spark - Cardiff University Campus
We have also arranged a virtual event on 16th September from 9.30 – 11am for those who can’t make the in person events.
Registration is now open on the Business Wales events page for both the virtual and in person events.