Other business networks
Knowledge Transfer Network
Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is Innovate UK's innovation network partner. KTN work with a variety of partners and other funders to provide innovation networking services with the aim of contributing to UK growth through innovation.
The Knowledge Transfer Network links new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through their network of businesses, universities, funders and investors. From agri-food to autonomous systems and from energy to design, KTN combines expertise in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries. Connecting with KTN can lead to potential collaborations, horizon-expanding events and innovation insights relevant to your needs.
Enterprise Europe Network
Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) aims to help business innovate, grow and succeed in the European marketplace.
It’s the world’s largest business support network covering 60 countries with a vast community of 600 business development offices. EEN is free and simple to use with local contacts and insight across each part of the UK.
Based within Swansea University, EEN Wales offers Welsh businesses trans-national business introductions and vetting services to support a range of collaborative activities. Areas of focus include commercial trade, emerging technologies and the facilitation of innovative research activities.
MediWales is the life science network and representative body for Wales. MediWales provides advice, support and business opportunities for its members, whilst promoting collaboration within the life science and health technology community in Wales.
With 180 members, including the NHS health boards and universities, the MediWales network is largely made up of life science organisations, pharmaceutical services and medical technology companies and actively encourages engagement with the clinical research community.
Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating Research and Partnership Program
The Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) Research and Partnership Program supports the development of printing as an advanced manufacturing process by applying scientific knowledge and promoting best practice to the industry through training, research and development.
The scope of WCPC Associate Program includes all printing processes and their associated technologies for all applications including publication, packaging, security, fabrics, ceramics, product decoration, polymer electronics, wearable technology, food, and biomaterials. WCPC Associates can also access reports based on industry funded projects.
ESTnet (Electronic and Software Technologies Network for Wales) is a network of technology organisations whose members design, develop, manufacture or integrate electronic and software technologies. ESTnet's associated members include supply chains and the professional services which support it. ESTnet's affiliate members provide the industry with professional services, and their academic members provide the industry with good quality graduates and opportunities to collaborate on research and innovation.
The network provides a collaborative environment in which people and organisations working with these enabling technologies can create strong business relationships, exchange knowledge and share ideas.