The aim of the IQE Open Technology Challenge is to work with businesses and academic institutions in Wales to develop and enhance a regional supply chain, from semiconductors and other base materials through to end products. The programme will focus on the three key areas as identified in the Science for Wales strategy; healthcare, advanced materials and engineering and sustainable energy and the environment.
This initiative has the potential to act as a foundation for developing a stable technology cluster in Wales that could make a global impact.
The launch event will provide an overview to the programme and will include a workshop on Open Innovation and keynote speaker, Roy Sandbach, who is the David Goldman Visiting Professor of Innovation and Enterprise at Newcastle University. Roy has a wealth of experience in running Open Innovation based R&D programmes at P&G.
The event is free and is part of the ESTnet Open Doors programme.