showcase of excellence

Wales Festival of Innovation – A showcase of Welsh excellence!

WFOIThe ESTnet is a key partner in the Wales Festival of Innovation, a showcase of leading-edge innovation and invention taking place right here in Wales!

5300 people attended 80 events across the country, hosted by businesses, universities and others to celebrate our rich culture of innovation and discovery.

Wales _Festival _of _Innovation _01The Wales Festival of Innovation is organised by the ESTnet and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), with the support of Welsh Government and industry partners including MediWales and IET South Wales.

Each event run under the Festival’s banner was hosted by the individual organisations themselves. All events were innovative in nature and designed to encourage others to follow suit by engaging with Welsh innovators.

Events covered a diverse range of topics and industry sectors, engaging an equally diverse audience including, businesses, entrepreneurs, government officials, academics, students, and the public.

21.06.17 Mh Mediwales Event 4 - WFOIOne of the core goals of the Wales Festival of Innovation is to encourage and facilitate ongoing collaborations, particularly with individuals within Wales as well as organisations outside of the Welsh borders.

The Wales Festival of Innovation will return in June 2018. Follow @WOlnnovation on Twitter or visit to see how you can get involved.

D, stats to extract:

  • 5300 attendees
  • 80 events across Wales
  • 93% of event organisers intend to take part in the Wales Festival of Innovation next year.
  • Over 96% would recommend for others to participate in the Wales Festival of Innovation