About Airbus Endeavr

Airbus Endeavr Wales is a joint initiative between Airbus and the Welsh Government to support innovation in Wales. Airbus Endeavr is committed to the research and development of technologies in the fields of the Digital Economy, the Low Carbon Economy and Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing.


Innovation begins with an idea. Some are big, some are small. However all ideas need a bit of extra help. This is where Endeavr comes in. We have the guidance, resources, facilities and technology required to kick-start innovative research projects that address one or more of the challenges faced by industry.

Our process begins with an initial discussion to filter your project proposal into one of three innovation sectors:


We will assess your research or technology proposal to see if there is a good fit.

If yes, we will invite you to submit an application for funding or support.


Your proposed project will be presented to the Endeavr team, including representatives from Airbus and the Welsh Government, who will consider your application.


If your proposed innovation project is accepted and funding agreed, your research can begin.


If you want to successfully implement a technology-based innovation, you need proof-of-concept before you develop a prototype or undertake a 'pilot' test. You will be doing all three to some level. But the extent to which you are benefiting depends on your understanding of purpose. We will support you to engage in these activities - deliberately and methodically - to turn these outputs into usable, actionable information that delivers value.


Finding a solution does not mean the problem is solved. You still need to implement the solution and go-to-market. We have years of experience bringing ideas to market and we will support you through to proof-of-concept - the point where commercial value can be realised.

Board Members

Karen Thomas

Site Director


David Warrender

Chief Executive

Innovation Point

Stuart Allen

Head of School, Computer Science

Cardiff University

Julia Rose

Company Secretary

Airbus Endeavr Wales

Nick Crew

Chief Operating Officer

Airbus Endeavr Wales

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Executive Team

Stephanie Eden

Technology, Development and Innovation Manager


Sue Boorman

Business Development Manager

Welsh Government

Hywel Edwards

Head of Research & Innovation

Cardiff University

Nick Crew

Chief Operating Officer

Airbus Endeavr Wales

Tony Beck

Head of Finance


John Davies

Managing Director

Pervade Software

Our Partners

Airbus Endeavr Wales' partners share a common goal in their commitment to collaborate for innovation. Innovation lies at the heart of the Welsh Government's vision for economic renewal.

The Welsh Government is the devolved government for Wales. The government works to help improve the lives of people in Wales and make our nation a better place in which to live and work.

As part of an ongoing commitment to innovation, Airbus explores collaborative funding research models throughout the world. Airbus Endeavr Wales is a unique collaboration with Welsh Government and Cardiff University.

Ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and 2nd for impact, Cardiff University represents academia and is an observer to the Board of Airbus Endeavr Wales.