About University of South Wales (USW)

Founded by industry, USW is Wales’s largest university and a major player in UK and international higher education. USW has over 30,000 students from 120 countries studying a full range of degrees within a vibrant university setting.

The University fosters a vibrant collaborative research culture that underpins all external engagement activities. Aims are to develop its research portfolio in areas of strategic importance, foster innovation and work alongside business and Government to help address the challenges facing society and the economy.

Key areas of specialist collaborative research include ICT and the Digital Economy, Health and Biological Sciences, Creative Industries, Social Sciences, Energy and Environmental Technology.

The commercialisation of intellectual property (IP) generated by USW and its research partners is a key part of the University’s contribution to economic development. There are strengths in commercialisation and collaborative development within areas including: optoelectronics, photonics, mobile and wireless computing and communication, satellite communication and medical imaging.

The University is proud of its strategic partnerships across all sectors. Courses are developed alongside professional bodies and leading organisations that employ its highly skilled graduates. Working with clients across the private, public and not for profit sectors, USW undertakes significant commercial collaborations with world-leading companies such as GDF Suez, Eon, and Tata Steel.

Whether it’s a short-term project or long-term investment in research and development, the University offers a diverse range of services to help access its expertise:

• Collaborative, public funded research projects
• Facilities for testing new products and ideas
• Confidential research and consultancy services

The University of South Wales is pleased to support CoInnovate 2015, a creative platform for the fusion of ideas, opportunities and solutions through partnership and collaboration.