Additional two years’ funding and a broader remit for Welsh Crucible

Supporting Wales’ brightest minds

Support for the most talented researchers in Welsh universities, public, private and third sector organisations to work together and make a real impact on the well-being of Wales has been given a welcome boost.

The continuation and expansion of the Welsh Crucible has been secured thanks to additional two-year funding from the Higher Funding Council for Wales and the St David’s Day Group of universities.

The £225,000 funding will ensure even more of the brightest minds from all disciplines will be able to come together to explore and expand their creative capacity and problem-solving potential, and ultimately to help tackle some of the economic, environmental and social challenges facing society.

Based on a partnership between Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Swansea universities, and funded by HEFCW, the Welsh Crucible was originally made available to the St David’s Day group of research universities and researchers working in SMEs. The further funding will mean that the Welsh Crucible is now open to anyone doing excellent research in Wales, whether in a Welsh University, or in business, industry or the public sector.