Latest News

CoInnovate 2016 Photographs!

CoInnovate 2016 brought together high profile speakers and organisations within innovation to share best practice, present exciting technology trends and explore industry challenges to build potential collaborative projects. Once again, SMEs and start-ups cast a shining light by showcasing their capabilities through Pitch Live! and SME Expo. With immersive presentations, plenty of networking and engaging […]

Innovation and Entrepreneurship ARE a National Imperative for Wales

Ashley Cooper of Catalyst Growth Partners shares his insights on the key pillars for building a thriving ecosystem driven by innovation, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. Innovation and Entrepreneurship are the cornerstones of any growing economy. It isn’t however sufficient to have great Innovators and great Entrepreneurs. A thriving eco-system requires additional stimulation to ensure that Innovation […]

Why Start-ups need to take an active role in the Innovation Ecosystem

Dr Jenna Bowen, co-founder of Cotton Mouton Diagnostics, shares her insights on drivers for success As a co-founder of an academic spin-out company, several key messages from CoInnovate 2015 resonated with me. Firstly, risk management, governance and compliance often serve to stifle innovation, secondly innovative research does not necessarily result in innovation and finally, the […]

Why Open Innovation needs to be at the heart of the Welsh Economy

SMEs are encouraged to attend the Co-Innovate conference in October. During the past 12 months, I have been working with academic colleagues from various UK universities to examine how the concept of open innovation can influence the competitiveness of regions. Whilst the old model of innovation used to focus predominantly on how firms could generate […]

Digital 2016

Digital 2016 the innovation of everything Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales June 6-7 www.digital16.com See what makes tech tick! Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to register for the conference, exhibition and showcase that stands out at the forefront of the international digital revolution – showing you how technology is revolutionising the way we live and […]

CoInnovate 2015 Conference Brochure

What is CoInnovate? CoInnovate is an altruistic 2 day conference designed to support the growth of technology clusters by bringing together the innovator community to explore industry-led challenges through cross-sector collaboration. Our flagship event was held in June 2015 and delegates were inspired through innovative presentations from our speakers, set challenges by leading multinationals and explored […]

CoInnovate 2015 Photographs

What actually happened at the CoInnovate 2015?  Delegates were inspired through innovative presentations from our speakers, set challenges by leading multinationals and explored potential solutions with other like-minded innovators. What’s more,  SMEs and start-ups were provided with great platforms to showcase their capabilities to business leaders through SME Expo and Pitch Live! See what happened […]

The Challenges of a Connected World

Professor Khalid Al Begain of the University of South Wales asks how mobile technology of the future will affect our lives Connectivity and information access is evolving. In the space of just four decades, our needs have evolved from basic connectivity for e-mail and document sharing, to the Internet revolution and finally the introduction of […]

CoInnovate 2015 Brochure

Our conference brochure is available here for you to download and view at your leisure.  Feel free to forward to the brochure to colleagues and associates who have an interest in CoInnovate! CoInnovate 2015 Brochure

The New Innovation Contest Does More than Deliver Solutions

The race to invent, reinvent or simply improve products has become so fast and furious that traditional development processes and cycles can’t cut it. Open Innovation has become a proven and well-established method for reducing development times by sourcing solutions that already exist in other fields. But Open Innovation itself is being reinvented as companies […]