Business and communities
HEFCW supports the higher education sector in activities that contribute to the economic and social well-being of Wales. This includes strengthening relationships between higher education (HE) institutions and the public and private sectors, and between HE institutions and their local communities.
Our aim is to ensure that knowledge generated by Welsh higher education is applied and exploited for the benefit of our economy and society. Our Research, Innovation and Engagement Committee guides strategy and policy in this area.
Our Innovation and Engagement Fund directly supported HE institutions’ activity in this area.