Airbus Group Endeavr Wales (Endeavr) is a joint initiative between Airbus Group 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.
It begins with an idea. Some are big, some are small however all need a bit of extra help. Thats where Endeavr comes in, we have the guidance, resources, facilities and technology required to kickstart any innovation project.
Our process begins with filtering your project into three innovation sectors:
The project application will be presented to the Endeavr board, with our representative partners at Airbus Group and the Welsh Government to see if the application is accepted for funding and development.
If you want to successfully implement technology, you should be doing all three. To some level, you probably are. But the extent to which you are benefiting from POCs, prototypes, and pilots depends on having an understanding of purpose. We will support you to engage in these activities deliberately and methodically for them to be of any value and turn these outputs into usable, actionable information.
Employed by Airbus Defence and Space, to deliver large scale systems and service solutions in both government and commercial sectors.
Nick has worked in the UK, France and Germany and presented many business cases at a board level for opportunity pursuit decisions. Negotiating contracts with organisations such as European Space Agency, Defence Procurement and with the Economic Development Board of Singapore.
Chief Technology Officer
Dr Mark Bentall has been in Airbus for 17 years and is currently responsible for Airbus' global innovation in communications. His key responsibilities include defining the communication technology needs for future Airbus products and establishing the program of activities to deliver the technologies.
Mark is a member of the Welsh Government ICT Sector Panel supporting the efforts to improve the ICT education program in Wales.
SME Board Member
John brings a wealth of sales and marketing experience as SME advisor to the board. John cut his teeth in telecommunications working in senior sales management roles for companies like MCI WorldCom, he has spent most of his 25 year career in the IT industry.
Specialising in identifying new markets and creating new value propositions John has helped to steer IT systems integrators to new levels of achievement.
SME Board Member
Harri Maniskkamäki is the Managing Director of Leadin UK Ltd. He is accustomed to operate with multi-national, multi-level organisations, bring in strategic thinking and design solutions for various complex environments.
Harri brings international experience of both start-up and new product design challenges - as well as skills gained from working to deliver change and digital transformation within large organizations.
As part of Airbus Group commitment to innovation, it has been exploring different collaborate funding research models throughout the world. Airbus Group Endeavr Wales follows successful dialogue with the Welsh Government and Cardiff University with Airbus Group fulfilling the industrial partner role.Learn more
Cardiff University has been actively involved in the intiative from the outset and is a founding partner representing academia whilst undertaking the observer role to the Board of Airbus Group Endeavr Wales.Learn more
The Welsh Government is the devolved government for Wales. This means that Wales has its own government to make policy and laws that help improve the lives of people in Wales and make our nation a better place in which to live and work.Learn more