Watch the recordings of the UWTSD & MADE Cymru Industry Summit (8th – 10th June)


As part of our commitment to manufacturing in Wales, MADE Cymru and University of Wales Trinity Saint David organised a series of events to inform, engage and inspire businesses during this critical period of post-Covid recovery.

It was an incredible success and we have had many requests asking us to share the recordings of the webinars.

Please find the links below.

“Summit launch and how Welsh manufacturing looks post-pandemic”

Manufacturing in Wales has survived and, in many cases, thrived during the Covid 19 pandemic. It is testament to the agile thinking of our businesses who have adapted by seeking out new processes, products and technologies.  As we now look towards the future, hear from James Davies, Industry Wales, about his reflections and insights on how we move forward in Wales.

James Davies, Executive Chairman, Industry Wales

Barry Liles, OBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Graham Howe, Executive Head of MADE Cymru, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

“Boosting the Welsh Economy – The Power of Collaboration” 

Two case studies demonstrating how Industry and Academia can work together to make a positive economic impact to industry in Wales.  

  • Tim Hawkins, Managing Director, Markes International
  • Martin Leahy, Vice Chairman, FuelActive
  • Luca Pagano, Sam Minshell, Akash Gupta & Alan Mumby, MADE Cymru, UWTSD

“Thinking Circular: What is Circular Economy and what difference can it make to you?”

Eoin Bailey discusses what having a circular economy can mean for SMEs and the growing need for businesses to adopt sustainable solutions. Discover the huge impact this can make by listening to some organisations who have taken a circular economy approach to their business models. Including a round table discussion to kickstart some ideas for an action plan on how we can take the circular economy debate forward. In particular, how can we engage SMEs in thinking circular?

  • Eoin Bailey, UK Innovation Manager, Celsa Steel 
  • Julia Chesney-Roberts, Commercial Manager, Riversimple 
  • Angus Grahame, Founder of Splosh 
  • Graham Howe, Executive Head of MADE Cymru, UWTSD

“Lean first and then digitalise” 

Some practical insights on how continuous improvement initiatives could begin with a lean approach before considering Industry 4.0 technologies.

  • Daryl Powell, award-winning Lean author, Norwegian University of Science & Technology
  • Jacques Bonfrer, Co-Founder and Team Lead, Bot-Hive
  • Richard Morgan, School of Engineering, UWTSD 
  • Graham Howe, Executive Head of MADE Cymru, UWTSD

“What support is available for businesses in Wales?”

This session will provide a brief overview of some of the funding, R&D opportunities, grants and other support available to your business.

  • Carol Hall, Regional Investment Manager, Angels Invest Wales, Development Bank of Wales
  • Alex Leigh, Senior Investment Executive, Development Bank of Wales
  • Chris Probert, Innovation Specialist, Welsh Government
  • Geraint Jones, Knowledge Transfer Adviser, KTN
  • Rod Howells, Programme Director, Innovate UK Edge

Thank you to everyone who attended, watched and engaged with the events. We’d love to talk to you about our three MADE Cymru projects (EU funded via Welsh Government), all designed to support manufacturers in Wales.

  • Innovation Management courses
  • Upskilling for Industry 4.0 courses
  • R&D collaborative projects

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01792 481199