The Technology Strategy Board covers the whole of the UK, so we work closely with the Governments of, and partners in, the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
In Wales, the Technology Strategy Board works closely with the Welsh Government, whose priorities in supporting business and innovation include to:
- Support high performing companies in those sectors/parts of the economy that can create employment, wealth and sustainability
- Encourage inward investment
- Build and maintain strong links with key anchor companies based in Wales and take steps to retain and embed them in the Welsh economy
- Help small firms with the potential to grow and succeed and develop an entrepreneurial culture.
The Welsh Government has identified these as the key industry sectors that it will actively promote and support:
- Creative industries
- Information, Communication and Technology (ICT)
- Energy and Environment
- Advanced materials and manufacturing
- Life Sciences
- Financial and Professional services
- Food and Farming
There is a clear fit between these sectors and the Technology Strategy Board's own technology priorities.
The Welsh Government works alongside the Technology Strategy Board to co-fund, promote and help deliver programmes including Collaborative R&D and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
Other support available to businesses in Wales through the Welsh Government includes:
- Help and information for existing businesses and start-ups
- Expert and impartial business advice
- Specialist support – including for innovation and exporting
- Skills development