Innovation in Business

Here you'll find information about our fourth  business topic of 2018 – Innovation in Business.

Read the informative Key Note Article  based on Strategic  Design Thinking. Design has a vital role to play in innovation because innovation is no longer purely technology focused and R&D-driven but is increasingly about services, the user-experience and society.

Read about  Torfaen firm Capital Valley Plastics,  who have placed innovation and development at the heart of the business.

Other articles include Innovation Support for SME’s from Business Wales plus a Case Study and  the all important topic of Intellectual Property and what to consider when bringing a product to market.

An interview with co owner Kelli Aspland  of award winning, Torfaen based Solar Buddies (run by Kelli Aspland and Laura Griffin)  will provide an inspiring read for anyone looking to set up an innovative  business.

Many thanks to the businesses and organisations who have contributed to this business topic (Business Wales, Capital Valley Plastics,  Indelible IP, PDR, Solar Buddies)

We have also researched a number of resources and links relating to Innovation.  Please feel free to let us know if you come across any others and we can add them to this website for the benefit of all - email 

Click here to view  TED Talk video -  Joi Ito: ‘Want to Innovate? Become a Now-ist’.’ is a non profit organisation devoted to spreading ideas.

Take a look at the  listing here on the Torfaen Economy & Enterprise website to find out about upcoming Innovation  related business events, including awards and the 2018 Torfaen Women  in Business event. This event is  open to women in and around Torfaen who either run their own business, work in a management capacity within a business or who are looking to set up  an enterprise.

If you are looking to set up a business in Torfaen or know someone who would like some support with their new enterprise, then why not contact the Torfaen Economy & Enterprise team. We can offer confidential help and advice.