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About our Strategic Priorities

Our priorities

GW4 interventions do not just focus on our areas of collective strength, but also look at how, together we can best address major national and international policy and strategic priorities.

Despite its tradition of innovation and expertise, our region lags behind in productivity. In the next phase of investment, we will create research missions to add value in:

These priorities relate directly to:

The 2023 UK Science and Technology Framework to make the UK a science and technology superpower by 2030; Wales innovates: creating a stronger, fairer, green Wales; the UK’s 2020 Ten Point Plan for a green industrial revolution – Building a Stronger, Greener Economy; the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals; UK Research and Innovation, Wellcome and Advanced Research and Invention Agency strategies; the Life Sciences Vision; the NHS Long Term Plan; the levelling up agenda; and the civic mission of universities. They also speak to the priorities of our partners Western Gateway and Great South West.

University of Bath
University of Bristol
Cardiff University
University of Exeter