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CommonwealthFirst is CWEIC's flagship initiative to help SME’s trade and invest across the Commonwealth.

Over three years, 100 leading UK SMEs have been selected to become CommonwealthFirst Export Champions. Export Champions are provided with unique access and support in their quest to win new business in the fast growing Commonwealth markets. Their success will be showcased as an encouragement to the wider UK business community.

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3Dnovations is social firm leading industry by example by using state of the art 3D virtual reality and cloud technologies to unlock the talents and potential of people with autism disabilities and complex needs – who make up 80% of its highly creative and technically skilled team. By using Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) methodologies, 3Dnovations has designed an award winning range of virtual reality cloud solutions for and with people with autism, disabilities and complex needs.

These solutions enable public services and organisations to offer an engaging 3D cloud alternative to traditional delivery methods which better meet the needs of those with such disabilities.

Winner of the CBI / Nominet Trust Most Innovative Internet Business 2012, the company is a “thought leader” for its ground breaking work.  Its customers and partners include the NHS, Department of Health, Department of Education, Department for Work and Pensions, JobCentre Plus, SmartLab at University College Dublin as well as numerous charities. In 2015 it was selected as a BBC “Ones to Watch” and in December 2016 was shortlisted for the inaugural EU Foundations Award for RRI. At BETT 2017, 3DNovations’ edtech solutions were highlighted as exemplars and showcased as best practice.

CommonwealthFirst looks forward to supporting this hugely progressive company. Taking its ability to increase opportunity and employment prospects for autistic people around the world.