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ACNM (Avenues of Commercialisation for Nano & Micro Technologies) is an example of Welsh government strategy to support and accelerate the growth of our science and technology-based industries. It provides access to £3.3 million of ERDF/WEFO funding to support businesses in the life science, healthcare/biomedical, construction, advanced materials, energy & environment and creative industries.

Through ACNM, companies build collaborations with academics from Swansea and Cardiff universities to work on R&D projects that bring new products, processes and services to market with the ultimate goal of bringing new jobs and prosperity to East Wales. The project will run until July 2021.

What do we do?

Our deliverables include:

  • Enhance innovation, by increasing the speed of translating R&D into products or processes that benefit the company in their commercialisation and delivery to the market
  • Supporting businesses to increase profitability and growth
  • Helping to develop and pilot related new products and manufacturing that enhance company profile
  • Enabling product visualisation, production methods assessment and bespoke product design
  • Improving manufacturing techniques to enhance quality and productivity
  • Fostering innovative technology transfer through industry-led and academic collaboration
  • Improving academic and industry sustainable supply chain
  • Collaborating with industry for solutions to research and real-world problems
  • Supporting early insight into emerging Nano and micro technologies.

Our Vision

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Are your business operations within the following East Wales regions: Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Newport, Monmouthshire, Powys, Wrexham or Flintshire?

Contact us now and translate your discoveries into innovation!



Cutting-edge equipment and facilities

You will have access to our equipment for:

  • Biology & advanced cell imaging
  • Characterisation with equipment capable of electrical, physical & chemical analysis
  • Micro-Nano fabrication of sensors & devices
  • Production prototyping
  • Paste & liquid ink manufacture
  • Product testing
  • Substrate, materials & rheological Characterisation
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