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What we do

Our Story

Y Lab is changing the way that public services in Wales are delivered.

We support new ideas, publish research on innovation and share what we learn.

Y Lab is changing the way that public services in Wales are delivered.

Founded in 2015, we are a group of social scientists, academics and innovation experts who care about good public services for everyone.

We work to support public service innovators in Wales with funding, expertise and guidance to experiment and test their ideas.

We research the hows and whys of public service innovation in Wales and around the world, helping to spread good ideas. 

 We work with organisations to explore and evaluate, creating better public services for everyone.

We combine research excellence from Cardiff University with innovation expertise from Nesta, working together under one roof. 

Our projects include Innovate to Save, Arts and Health, gathering public service innovation case studies from Wales and the Digital Innovation Fund. 

We run funded programmes of support, publish research and hold events.