About Endeavr

Airbus Endeavr Wales (Endeavr) is a joint initiative between Airbus and the Welsh Government to support innovation in Wales. 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.

Filter

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:

Assessment

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.

Decision

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

Research

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

Proof-of-concept

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.

Commerce

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 Manager

Airbus

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 Operations Officer

Airbus Endeavr Wales

Bethan Lauder

Communications

Airbus Endeavr Wales

Executive Team

Stephanie Eden

Technology, Development and Innovation Manager

Airbus

Steve Codd

Head of Sector - ICT

Welsh Government

Hywel Edwards

Head of Research & Innovation

Cardiff University

Brian Turton

Technology Expert

Airbus

Harri Mansikkamäki

Managing Director

Gofore

John Davies

Managing Director

Pervade Software

Tony Beck

Finance Manager

Airbus

Mark Cridland

Business Manager - ICT Sector

Welsh Government

Craig Musker

Management Accountant

Airbus Endeavr Wales

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.