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BioInnovation Wales

Project description

A high-level training programme aimed at the agri-food and biotech sectors. Training is delivered on-line with optional workshops where appropriate. Courses can be taken as CPD or built towards a range of postgraduate qualifications.

The project intends to enhance innovation and productivity of the Welsh biotech and food companies and to improve their associated supply chains. This will be achieved by addressing the ‘complementary problems’ of:

  • High level and technical skills shortages in bio-based businesses; and
  • Under-utilisation of graduates in Wales

The operation provides Postgraduate level training to help Welsh businesses to embrace the circular economy and provide a route for their employees to gain postgraduate qualifications.

Geographical coverage

All Wales

Essential eligibility criteria

Participants must:

  • Live OR work in Wales
  • Have at least 2 years relevant work experience OR a degree

Specific targets

West Wales and Valleys Region

389 Participants with a graduate degree or equivalent undertaking research and innovation activities with enterprise

190 Participants with a graduate degree or equivalent gaining a qualification upon leaving at Masters (ISCED 7) or Doctoral (ISCED 8) level

315 Employers assisted

East Wales

193 Participants with a graduate degree or equivalent undertaking research and innovation activities with enterprise

101 Participants with a graduate degree or equivalent gaining a qualification upon leaving at Masters (ISCED 7) or Doctoral (ISCED 8) level

158 Employers assisted

Contact details

Name: Marty Spittle
Email: biastaff@aber.ac.uk
Telephone: 01970 823224
Address: Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, SY23 3DA
Website: Website
Facebook: Facebook
Twitter: Twitter

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