Tackling societal challenges and encouraging economic growth to bring benefits for all

The UK Government’s new focus on the Industrial Strategy which aims to boost productivity and share prosperity in post-Brexit UK is welcome. The Industrial Strategy aims to strengthen the foundations of productivity, build long-term strategic partnerships with business and industry and tackle the Grand Challenges. It will be essential for universities, business and industry to work together to achieve these key aims.

Universities in Wales already have extensive relationships with business and industry, and in order to maximise access to funding directed through the Industrial Strategy, these relationships will need to continue and increase.

Welsh universities have a variety of partnerships with business and industry. Below is a selection of case studies which showcase the range of projects and partnership that Welsh universities already have with industry. There is also a section on cross-university collaboration where two or more universities work in partnership with industry.