Ten progressive businesses across Cardiff are amongst the prestigious businesses and individuals shortlisted in the 2022 Wales STEM Awards.
Organisations including Lunia 3D Ltd., CatSci, Thompson STEM Engagement, SparkLab Cymru, STEM Untapped CIC, Bouygues UK, Exotopic Ltd., Welsh Contact Centre Forum – Welsh Graduate Pro, MSc in Bioinformatics Programme (Cardiff University) and Wales Interactive are amongst 34 innovative companies to be named finalists in this year’s highly anticipated awards, which celebrate those making a difference to, and championing, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) in Wales.
Of the Cardiff businesses shortlisted, Lunia 3D Ltd. was recognised in the Innovation in STEM and individuals from CatSci and Thompson STEM Engagement were celebrated in the STEM Ambassador of the year award. Cat Sci was also shortlisted in the STEM Company of the Year as well as SparkLab Cymru.
The STEM Educational Programme of the Year category included STEM Untapped CIC, Bouygues UK Exotopic Ltd., SparkLab Cymru, Welsh Contact Centre Forum – Welsh Graduate Pro and MSc in Bioinformatics Programme (Cardiff University).
And finally, Wales Interactive has been celebrated in the STEM International Business of the Year Award, Exotopic Ltd. in the STEM Rising Star of the year award and Thompson STEM Engagement in the STEM start-up of the year category.
Shining a spotlight
Following the success of the inaugural awards, the Wales STEM Awards is back to shine a spotlight on the organisations and individuals making a difference to the STEM agenda in Wales.
The awards will celebrate those leading the sector in Wales, those businesses creating an impact on the Welsh economy, those addressing the STEM diversity gap and skills shortage, and those inspiring and raising aspirations of the next generation.
All finalists across the 12 categories will now be considered by an industry-leading panel of Welsh entrepreneurial minds, with the winners being announced at the awards ceremony at the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel on 27th October 2022.
Co-founder of the awards Liz Brookes, said:
“We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2022 Wales STEM Awards. With the success of the inaugural awards really highlighting the amazing work of the most progressive organisations and individuals at the forefront of STEM innovation in Wales, we’re looking forward to recognising and celebrating those that have done some impressive stuff over the course of this year too!
“We’d like to congratulate all those shortlisted and look forward to seeing them all at the awards evening in October.”
The Wales STEM Awards are being jointly organised by Grapevine Event Management and communications agency jamjar and are sponsored by The Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Emerging Technology (CEMET), the Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult, Development Bank of Wales, Business News Wales, Linea Resourcing and Cardiff Metropolitan University.