Wales' Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor John Harries, says the £50-million investment should help build a team of top-level scientists and attract the best research projects to Wales.
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Some bright spells this afternoon, with outbreaks of rain. Top temperature 15°C.
It's judgement day at the Millennium Stadium as Cardiff Blues take on the Ospreys and the Newport Gwent Dragons face the Scarlets.
Showers expected throughout the day especially in the north. Drier and brighter elsewhere but cooler than in recent days.