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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 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 […]

A Spark in the Big Engine

Apart from some niche industry sectors, innovation has traditionally been associated with large, vertically integrated multinational corporations. Many of these large corporates had to have business units or a centralised technology function that went right down to the semiconductor device level to be able to create a new functionality in the end product. These business […]

Centre of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation

Steven Drew from Innocentive will be speaking at CoInnovate on do’s and don’t’s of posting challenges, but here is a great video of NASA’s crowdsourcing journey with some great examples:  NASA Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation – Crowdsourcing Journey