Graeme Reid Review of Research and Innovation in Wales

Brexit, the Industrial Strategy and UK legislation on Higher Education & Research are all set to bring significant changes to the funding of the  research  and innovation ecosystem in Wales.  The new review by Prof Graeme Reid set up by the Welsh Government, and reporting before December, will explore how the Government, universities and business in Wales can influence and respond to these changes, both creating opportunities and mitigating threats.

The review will look to identify patterns and themes in the development of business and public services in Wales which draw on research and innovation strengths in Wales and further afield. It will collate the results of recent analyses of research and innovation activity in Wales and consider how firms, public services and research groups in universities connect locally and globally to support the needs of Welsh communities, business and the economy.

The Advisory Panel will report back next winter with their results. The panel led by Professor Reid consists of Dr Wendy Ewart (Chair of Welsh Government’s Sêr Cymru Independent Evaluation Panel and former Deputy Chief Executive and Chief of Strategy of the Medical Research Council), Professor Peter Halligan (Learned Society of Wales), Professor Karen Holford (Deputy Vice Chancellor, Cardiff University), Dr Sarah Main (Campaign for Science and Engineering), Alexandra Vincent (Research Councils UK), Professor Robin Williams FRS (former Vice Chancellor Swansea University), Andrew Evans (SPTS Technologies Ltd) and Colin Sirett (AMRI and formerly Airbus).

See Universities Wales web site for further details: