Impact Award Application

Impact: Social impacts

Description of impact

Establishment of a successful and sustainable social enterprise (Beacons Creative Wales)
Establishment of an enterprise (Monolayer) with all profits going towards helping students (new and old) with IPR.

How did your research contribute?

Research into the need for social enterprises in general (author is a former Welsh Govt adviser on this topic) and specifically to employ people 'furthest from the labour market'
Research into low emission and recycled manufacturing is on-going
Research showing that IPR is a barrier to small business success in wales + research into monolayer materials (this being the income for the company)

Who is affected?

BCW: The company employs people with learning and other disadvantages that makes it difficult for them to find work elsewhere.
Monolayer: The company transfers profit to cover IPR costs of new enterprises in Wales.
Impact date1 Jan 20091 Jan 2022
Category of impactSocial impacts
Impact levelIn progress