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our partners in wales

our partners in wales

our partners in ireland

our partners in ireland


Swansea University, Cardiff University, Bangor University, University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Galway and Tyndall National Institute unite to offer enterprises research and development opportunities. The network provides open access to experts, facilities and research and development. Engage with the network, build collaborations and develop research and development solutions with leading life science experts.

ENGAGE with our network

Meet the experts at one of our events. We host life science conferences and webinars to provide information on the latest trends and innovations in advanced medical and pharmaceutical science, nanotechnology and biotechnology. These are open access and an opportunity to learn and engage with world leading research and development.

COLLABORATE in the network

Enterprises engaged with the network can build collaborations with our partner universities. Collaborations are designed to reduce barriers and create opportunities for enterprises to discuss research and development with leading experts. The network has the resource and capacity to support access to university facilities, skills and knowledge.

SUSTAIN your network

Through collaborations we support short-term research and development. The network delivers durable research and development opportunities for enterprises. Our collaborations generate sustainable university-industry research and development for Ireland and Wales.

Elevating R&D in Advanced Life Sciences

The network offers an opportunity for enterprises to engage with universities for research and development. Our experts have scope to develop research and development projects with enterprises. If an enterprise seeks to develop new products, processes or solve a problem, the network can facilitate and conduct short-term research and development studies.

Knowledge and skill within the network is multi-disciplinary and we encourage enterprises from all life science themes to approach and engage the network to see whether there is an opportunity to develop collaborations. Experts are primarily focussed on the advanced life sciences which includes but is not limited to the following themes:

Regenerative Medicine

The network offers a range of facilities to support enterprise with their research and development needs with expertise in tissue engineering, gene therapy, molecular biology and biomedical engineering. We enable development of commercially viable and clinically effective regenerative medicine applications that are safe and reproducible at an economically acceptable cost.


Advanced therapeutics is a disease treatment or prevention strategy that considers which approaches will be effective for which patients based on their genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Targeting patients or groups of patients more accurately for prevention or treatment of a particular disease can spare expense and side-effects.

Biocompatibility & Safety Evaluation

This area of R&D explores the interaction of living systems or tissue with materials such as nanoparticles or nanostructured materials, to determine their biologically compatibility. Research within this theme covers areas including nano-safety and toxicology screening, including biocompatibility testing and the implementation and improvement of new safety evaluation programs and protocols.

Biosensors & Devices

University partners host a range of expertise and facilities enabling the development of diagnostics and medical devices including wearables, minimally invasive devices and biosensors. We can support clinical, scientific or translational research to generate new technologies and processes that can be transferred into clinical practiceas guidelines, diagnostic tests or medical devices.

Health and Wellbeing

The network can support a range of R&D activities related to the health & wellbeing theme and has expertise across health, biomedical, sports, exercise and performance science and behavioural sciences. Research can include service design and innovation, health promotion, elite performance and mental resilience and also organisational wellbeing, motivation and wellbeing in the workplace.