A cuppa with...Omar Idris, Research and Innovation Lead, Hafod

We invite you to join us for a (virtual) cuppa, the chance to hear how a public service organisation is innovating during the pandemic.

A cuppa with Y Lab is part panel, part Q&A, part randomised coffee trial.

We want to give a platform to the stories of innovation that have emerged in public services during lockdown. We also want to give people the chance to meet and network.


On 4th November, we'll be talking to Omar Idris, Research and Innovation Lead at Hafod about the effects of the pandemic on housing and social care and the role of innovation at Hafod. The innovation function at Hafod are tasked with exploring new opportunities and seeding ideas that create value in the housing, care and health sectors, to ultimately improve the lives of communities across Wales.  The current pandemic has shown how vital innovation is on the journey to a post-COVID recovery and many of Hafod’s innovation starter spaces capture this sense of urgency in response. Omar will be talking to Emyr Williams.


Portrait of Omar Idris, Hafod.
Omar Idris, Research and Innovation Lead, Hafod.


Event Details

Date: Wednesday 4th November

Time: 3pm  - 3.55pm


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About the 'Cuppa with' events

Who are the events for?

Anyone who is interested in public services in Wales. They might particularly appeal to those who are working in local government, housing, health and social care or community settings and who have an interest in innovation. 

How it works

3pm - Intro to the session

3.05 pm - Panel Part 1 - How has the pandemic forced you to innovate?

3.20 pm - Randomised Coffee Trial - we'll split into breakouts for a quick chat/networking opportunity.

3.30 pm - Panel part 2 - Innovating into the future - what's next?

How do you see innovation playing a part in the near and medium-term future for you?

3.45 pm - Q&A

3.55pm - Finish

How do I sign up?

Use the registration link to confirm you attendance with Eventbrite. We will be in touch with joining instructions before the event. If you have any questions about participating or would like further details, please email [email protected]


Register for A cuppa with...Omar Idris