Our Partners

Awards Partners

We are most grateful to all of our partners for their generous support of the ESTnet Awards 2016.




IQE is firmly established as the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafer products for a widerange of wireless, photonic, electronic and energyefficient applications. IQE’s international headquarters are in Cardiff.



At the heart of our operations is the manufacture of High-end Sony Broadcast Professional Equipment for worldwide markets as well as a highly successful and now growing Contract Electronics Manufacturing Service. With more than 40 years of award-winning experience, quality and innovation are at the forefront of everything we do.

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The Sir Michael MoritzTech Start-Up Award Category Partner

Inspire Growth Wales is an organisation founded by a group of prominent local and expat Welsh business people looking to invest resources, time and experience to help suitable like-minded people realise their ambition and vision in business.


Company of the Year Award Category Partner

HSBC aims to be where the growth is, helping businesses to thrive and economies to prosper and enabling people to realise their ambitions. HSBC has a significant presence in Wales, providing solutions for a range of large corporate, smaller mid market and SME businesses


Industry Role Model of the Year Category Partner

The University of South Wales fosters a vibrant research and innovation culture which underpins all external engagement. We are developing a
portfolio in areas of strategic importance, fostering innovation and working alongside business and Government to address the challenges facing society and the economy.

 Innovate UK

Collaborative Partnership of the Year Category Partner

Innovate UK are pleased to support the collaborative partnership award in recognition of projects that deliver  improved economic benefits to the region. We anticipate further collaborative partnerships
with the newly announced
Catapult in Compound
Semiconductor Applications, especially with SMEs.


Innovative Product or Software Application of the Year Category Partner

General Dynamics UK is one of the UK’s leading defence companies. It has two primary lines of business: mission systems and land vehicles.  We work in partnership with the United Kingdom MoD providing the nation’s primary land capabilities including, amongst others, Bowman, the British Armed Forces tactical communications programme, and AJAX, the replacement for the British Army’s current reconnaissance vehicle fleet.

coleg cymoedd

Apprentice of the Year Award Category

As a recognised leader of apprenticeship training in Wales, Coleg y Cymoedd is delighted to support the Apprentice of the Year Category.


Young Engineer of the Year Award Category

SPTS Technologies,a Welsh Anchor Company,manufactures and exports advanced etch and deposition wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor industry. We are proud to be developing and recognising the achievements of young engineers within our industry.

smart solutions

Table Wine Partner

Putting over 2500 staff to work every day, Smart Solutions are one of UK’s fastest growing labour outsourcing providers. Their HQ, and training resource is located in Newport, supporting 7 service centres around Wales and 33 locations across the UK.

 Media Wales

Filming Partner

Media Wales are a multimedia
and publishing company
who can provide professional
bespoke video services
for any requirements your
business may need.


Supporting Partner

The Agile Nation 2 Project offers funded programmes for women and businesses

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Supporting Partner

IntaPeople is an expert technical recruitment consultancy specialising in combining the right electronic and software talent with your opportunities.
Since the 1990s they have successfully placed engineering and manufacturing professionals within a wide range of businesses across Wales and the UK in both contract and permanent positions. 


Supporting Partner

IR Newport (An Infineon Technologies Company) develops derivatives processes and devices from initial concept/design stage through production and has provided the principal R&D centre for International Rectifier over the last ten years. A semiconductor company has operated at the Newport site since 1982. The original company, INMOS pioneered the United Kingdom’s journey into the development and manufacture of advance semiconductors.

 Wynne -Jones IP

Supporting Partner.

Wynne-Jones IP is a long established firm of  Chartered and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, based in Cardiff, Cheltenham and Telford.

 Broomfield  Programme Partner
 CV COLLEGE  Programme Partner 
 EBV_RGB   Programme Partner
 KSR   Programme Partner
 Miller   Programme Partner
 TTI_2014 URL_vector _arch   Programme Partner
 Worthlearning Programme Partner
 GYN   Trophy Partner