ERDF P1 Project News: SMART Expertise

Apr 28, 2022

SMART Expertise supports collaborative projects, between industry and Welsh research organisations.  The projects address strategic industrial technical challenge/s with a clear focus on commercialisation and exploitation of new products, processes or services and growth in capacity and capability in key areas of Smart Specialisation.

The ERDF operation aims to:

  • increase commercialisation of Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) within research organisations in collaboration with industry.
  • encourage businesses and researchers to work together on innovative projects in strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology.
  • assist in securing competitively won follow-on funding
  • assist the growth of R&D expertise and capacity in research organisations and industry creating Innovation Clusters

Here is a fantastic case study of how the operation supports developments of new products to comfort people with advanced dementia.

Find out more about SMART Expertise.