Innovation in Wales Road Show

Posted on 8 January 2013
Nesta Cardiff

As part of its exciting roadshow events calendar, the charitable organisation NESTA will be holding a major event in Cardiff on the potential impact of innovation in Wales. Amongst the guest speakers will be Professor Dylan Jones-Evans, Director: Centre for Enterprise and Innovation Education at the University of Wales.

NESTA is an independent charity whose mission is to help people and organisations bring good ideas to life. They do this by providing investments and grants and mobilising research, networks and skills. 

Held at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff this Thursday 10th January, the event is an opportunity for NESTA to meet and engage with new organisations and existing partners, showcase the work they are already doing in Wales, and discuss ways on how to further promote innovation in the region. The event will also provide opportunities to speak with and learn from a number of NESTA experts on topics such as promoting innovation in charitable giving and involving communities in local decision making.

As part of the interactive sessions, Professor Jones-Evans will focus his talk on the preliminary results of a NESTA sponsored research project which currently being conducted at the University of Wales. The project is examining innovation in weaker regions through applying the ‘Triple Helix model’ of academia, Government and business to the case of Wales.

He is joined on the day by other high profile speakers such as Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of NESTA, Michael Trickey, Director of Wales 2025, and Ian Hargreaves CBE, Professor of Digital Economy at Cardiff University.

Full information about the event, including how to register, can be found on the NESTA website – www.Nesta.org.uk

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