Swansea i-Lab (Innovation Lab) is based within the School of Management, and is comprised of a collection of centres, themes, groups and individuals examining research & innovation in the broadest sense.  

The i-Lab Centre looks to develop a greater understanding of innovation, management, and its influence on consumers, employees, citizens, organisations, markets and society. The work adopts both qualitative and quantitative perspectives and may be categorised to reflect members’ interests at three different levels: societal, organisational, and individual (citizen/consumer). 

Research and Innovation activities within i-Lab are conducted in a variety of contexts, being viewed through a lens of innovation development, adoption, diffusion, sustainability and impact. The approach to innovation is collaborative, allowing us to work both internally on projects with colleagues in the School of Management, the broader University, plus external partners.

Innovation & Research Themes


Swansea i-Lab Research and Innovation Centres Health Theme has a strong interest in the cutting edge and future of health and care management research. These areas include Telemedicine and utilization of technology, such as video conferencing, to provide remote medical consultations and care. This has become increasingly important during the COVID-19 pandemic to safely provide medical care while minimizing in-person contact. The emergence of personalized medicine through precision medicines, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies; digital therapeutics and healthcare technology acceptance and adoption models at the patient and organisation level. Activities in the Health Theme are associated with The Bevan Commission – Wales’ leading health and care think-tank and the All-Wales Intensive Learning Academy for Innovation in Health & Social Care 

For further information contact theme lead: Professor Nick Rich (supported by Dr Dan ReesDr Thomas Howson and Dr Dafydd Cotterell)

Click here to discover more about our Health theme from Professor Nick Rich.

Data and Technology Global and Social Challenges Entrepreneurship & Enterprise

Innovation and Educational Content

Innovation education teaches individuals the skills and knowledge necessary to generate new ideas and create new products, processes, and services. This can lead to economic growth and job creation, as well as improvements in the quality of life. innovation education helps individuals develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are valuable in any field. Furthermore, it encourages creativity, which is an asset for personal growth and professional development. The i-Lab Innovation Talk Series brings you content from leaders throughout the field of innovation research. Episodes this series form part of the i-Lab Research & Innovation Centre’s themes to provide open-access to cutting-edge innovation and research to all. 

Directors of Innovation and Educational Content - Dr Dan Rees and Dr Tegwen Malik 

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