|Author Isobel Smith
On Monday I addressed the Innovation and Sustainability – Packaging & Waste workshop at Wrexham Glyndŵr University. The event was arranged by the University, the North Wales Knowledge Transfer Project, and Horticulture Wales to launch Beacon Biorefining's services to businesses in Northeast Wales. The other speakers were Selwyn Owen and Rob Elias of Beacon and Mark Shaw of Parkside Flexibles.
This was the fourth time that I had worked with Beacon. The other occasions were at Ty Menai near Bangor in January (see IP for the Welsh Food and Packaging Industries 30 Jan 2019 NIPV News) and at Aberystwyth in March and June (see "From Plants to Bio-Based Products" Motivation and Mutual Learning Workshop in Aberystwyth 24 June 2019). As on previous occasions, I discussed the intellectual property aspects of protecting investment in innovation in packaging and preventing food waste. The slides from my presentation can be downloaded here.
It was, however, the first time that I had worked with the University. According to its website, Wrexham Glyndwr offers a range of graduate, undergraduate and other courses. It has its own radio station, Calon FM, an innovation centre at St Asaph and the Techniquest Interactive Science Discovery Centre. During refreshment breaks and over lunch I met a number of faculty members and students and explored the possibility of building up networks with Denbighshire similar to the ones we have begun to establish on Anglesey and at Aberystwyth.
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