IOP Wales Innovation Event

8 November 2013

On Tuesday 29 Oct the Institute of Physics in Wales invited business leaders and academics to join them in Cardiff Bay for an evening of discussion and debate around the Welsh innovation policy.

IOP Wales Innovation Event

The Institute's CEO, Paul Hardaker, chaired the meeting which was held in the Welsh Millennium Center

David Rosser, director of innovation for the Welsh Government, spoke of the challenges that were faced in constructing the existing document and how he sees it evolving as a living document which will deliver an internationally competitive environment of innovation in Wales.

Peter Hargrave, Director of Innovation and Engagement at Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy, outlined what the school and the University are doing to drive a culture of innovation and to help students to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

The following discussion centered around Horizon 2020 and the work of the Welsh Government to enable Welsh businesses to gain access to these funds.