Research and innovation in Wales
The Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee has agreed to undertake a short inquiry into research and innovation in Wales
The Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee is undertaking an inquiry into research and innovation in Wales in advance of a proposed Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) Bill. The Committee will conduct pre-legislative scrutiny of Welsh Government funded university research and innovation activity and how it links with businesses.
Terms of reference
To do this the Committee will look at the following:
- Funding for research and innovation activity, with an interest in:
- The balance between funding for basic research (which will have no immediate commercial value) and funding for applied research that has more immediate innovation potential
- The differences between research and innovation funding for universities and funding for businesses.
- How to prevent the research and innovation interests of universities and colleges over-shadowing the research and innovation interests of industry.
- Student and graduate entrepreneurs and the support available to them.
- How universities and business (particularly SMEs) interact with each other, with a particular interest in:
- How they transfer or absorb the knowledge gained from research.
- The incentives and rewards for interacting.
- How interaction can be improved.
Business type: Committee Inquiry
Reason considered: Senedd Business;
First published: 22/08/2018
- Committee Report: Research and Innovation in Wales - April 2019 PDF 558 KB
- Welsh Government response PDF 305 KB
- Research and innovation in Wales (completed)