Specialist Networks & Forums


MediWales‌Founded in 1992, MediWales is the life science network and representative body for Wales. MediWales provides advice, support and business opportunities for its members, whilst promoting collaboration within the life science and health technology community in Wales.

With 180 members, including the NHS health boards and universities, the MediWales network is largely made up of life science organisations, pharmaceutical services and medical technology companies and actively encourages engagement with the clinical research community.

Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating Research and Partnership Program

Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating‌The Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) Research and Partnership Program supports the development of printing as an advanced manufacturing process by applying scientific knowledge and promoting best practice to the industry through training, research and development.

The scope of WCPC Associate Program includes all printing processes and their associated technologies for all applications including publication, packaging, security, fabrics, ceramics, product decoration, polymer electronics, wearable technology, food, and biomaterials. WCPC Associates can also access reports based on industry funded projects.


ESTnet‌Created in 2011, ESTnet (Electronic and Software Technologies Network for Wales) is a network of technology organisations whose members design, develop, manufacture or integrate electronic and software technologies. ESTnet's associated members include supply chains and the professional services which support it. ESTnet's affiliate members provide the industry with professional services, and their academic members provide the industry with good quality graduates and opportunities to collaborate on research and innovation.

The network provides a collaborative environment in which people and organisations working with these enabling technologies can create strong business relationships, exchange knowledge and share ideas.

The Welsh Opto-Electronics Forum

Welsh Optoelectronics Forum‌The Welsh Opto-Electronics Forum is a consortium of Welsh companies, University research groups, users and support organisations, formed following the impetus of activities in North Wales, and is dedicated to the development and profitability of the optoelectronics and photonics sector in Wales and internationally.

The Welsh Optoelectronics Forum's objectives are to bring together people and organisations in order to facilitate the processes or research, technology transfer and generating business opportunities. Optoelectronics is all around and part of everyone's daily life, and those who will gain most from the Forum are the people and companies for whom the technology currently forms a small part of their work.