New Innovation Strategy from Welsh Government launches

Monday 6 March 2023

The new innovation strategy for Wales has been published by the Welsh Government, focusing on efforts to a greener, healthier Wales.

The new strategy sets out what focuses the Welsh Government will have on innovation and helping to boost the economy. The four missions that form this cross-government vision include:

  • Education: this mission helps ensure Wales has an education system that supports the development of innovation skills and knowledge throughout people’s lives in Wales, ensuring the talent, enthusiasm and incredible potential of our young people who, in the future, will not only benefit the Welsh economy but can make a real impact on people’s lives.
  • Economy: this mission involves driving Wales forward to be a leading, innovation-based nation. This will see a Welsh economy that innovates for growth, collaborates across sectors for solutions to society’s challenges, adopts new technologies for efficiency and productivity, uses resources proportionately, and allows citizens to share wealth through fair work.
  • Health and wellbeing: Wales’ health and care system are facing unprecedented levels of demand. This mission will see the health and social care sector collaborate with industry, academia and the third sector to deliver new ways of working that deliver greater value and impact for citizens. This will involve them working together to use innovation to transform areas such as delayed transfers of care, community-based care provision, cancer and mental health services.
  • Climate and nature: This mission will involve optimising the natural resources for the protection and strengthening of climate and nature resilience. They will focus the innovation efforts of the ecosystem on tackling the climate and nature crises simultaneously, ensuring a just transition to a wellbeing economy.

With existing EU programmes finishing later in the year, the strategy outlines a firm commitment to drive investment from the UK government and beyond, alongside working with innovation agencies across the UK to support these missions.

Find out more and read the full innovation strategy.

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