Wrexham Glyndwr University’s, Innovation Manager, Simon Davenport, talks to Business News Wales about how innovation is at the heart of new and dynamic collaborations between industry and academia in north east Wales.
“I manage the relationships between academics, bringing in their expertise and helping translate that to the business environment, so that businesses can innovate and develop products and services,” says Simon.
“One area we’re looking at is research into materials. For instance, we have a great composites lab on the Airbus site at Broughton. This research is using lightweight materials to reduce carbon emissions.
“The response to our work is excellent. Businesses see the benefits; they see the need to make changes especially after the last couple of years we've been through.”
Wrexham Glyndwr shows how innovation is being nurtured, and why there’s never been a better time to bring academics and industry together to make a better world.
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