Wales Festival of Innovation – A showcase of Welsh excellence!

Thanks to all who took part in the Wales Festival of Innovation from 16-30 June 2018! As a
result of your efforts thousands of people across the country saw first-hand how Welsh
innovation is up there with the best in the world.


Game changing organisations across Wales hosted their events during the two week
festival, attracting businesses looking for collaborations, young people looking for
inspiration and those with a general interest in finding out more about the innovative work
of Welsh innovators.

WFOI SS1 18Over 60 events took place in just two weeks in June. This diverse collection included
sustainable construction, a ‘pop-up’ experience to introduce the audience to nutritious bugs
and of course many, many tech-related events.


The ESTnet is a key partner in the Wales Festival of Innovation, using its industry and
academic contacts to bring events to fruition. The ESTnet Managing Director Avril Lewis
“The Wales Festival of Innovation is an important event in the ESTnet calendar. While it
showcases innovation across a whole range of sectors technology of some sort is invariably
involved. It was fantastic to visit so many of the events that took place across the country
during June to see for ourselves the talent we have in Wales and the impact Welsh
technology has on products and services across the globe.
Thanks so much to our Wales Festival of Innovation Project Manager Sue Johns for all her
hard work and to the partnership network made up of organisations from across the UK,
including the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), Innovate UK and BeTheSpark.”

The Wales Festival of Innovation will return from 15-19 June 2019. Register your interest at