Heath Jeffries

Heath Jeffries


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Cardiff Innovation Campus Update

Posted on 10 September 2019 by Heath Jeffries

Wednesday 24 July marked the highest July temperature recorded in the UK: 38.1°C in SE England. Teams from Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) and the Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS) endured the heat on this day as some headed out onto the newly-poured third floor concrete slab of the future Translational Research Facility. The temperature? Over
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A Home for Social Science-led innovation

Posted on 3 September 2019 by Heath Jeffries

Leading social scientists are the latest staff to witness construction work first-hand at Cardiff University’s future Home of Innovation. Spark (the Social Science Research Park) will be based in Innovation Central (IC). The six-story crucible will be the world’s first social science research park, co-locating leading researchers, practitioners and policy makers. Spark will be based
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A Student View of Cardiff Innovation Campus

Posted on 24 July 2019 by Heath Jeffries

Work continues apace on Cardiff Innovation Campus. The contractor, Bouygues UK, is making good progress in the summer sunshine. In his first blog, third year medical student and Bouygues UK Student Ambassador, Luke Morgan, writes about his first impressions of a site which, by 2021, will be home to entrepreneurs, researchers, funders and students brimming
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Graduate to innovate is key to start-up success

Posted on 18 July 2019 by Heath Jeffries

Not all students graduate to pursue a career. Some set up their own ventures. Cardiff University nurtures early student ideas through a Student Enterprise pipeline that offers advice and insight to help the business grow. This year, three of the four finalists in the graduate category of the Wales Start-Up Awards have grown through Cardiff’s
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Data innovation helps businesses thrive

Posted on 9 July 2019 by Heath Jeffries

Cardiff’s Data Innovation Accelerator (DIA) was set up to respond to demand from small companies in Wales to access the University’s expertise in data science research. The Accelerator staff team launched the project in June. Catherine Roderick, DIA Project Manager in the School of Computer Science & Informatics, explains how the DIA works. “How do
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Bridging the CS Gap

Posted on 26 June 2019 by Heath Jeffries

ICS supports future materials and devices The Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS) is bridging the gap between academia and industry while promoting the research and development of Compound Semiconductor (CS) devices in South Wales. Here, ICS Managing Director, Professor Peter Smowton, explains how ICS is transforming the industry landscape. “Compound semiconductors (CS) are a vital
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Campus recruits Student Ambassadors

Posted on 10 June 2019 by Heath Jeffries

Student volunteers from diverse academic backgrounds have signed up to act as Ambassadors for Cardiff University’s new Innovation Campus. Nuzha Nadeem, Luke Morgan and Jack Collard have teamed up with Bouygues UK and Cardiff University to share their experiences on site as the project develops over the next two years. They are among five student
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Award for system that helps professionals spot signs of child autism

Posted on 4 June 2019 by Heath Jeffries

Partnership wins ‘People’s Choice’ A system that helps professionals spot the signs of autism in children has been crowned ‘People’s Choice’ at Cardiff University’s Innovation and Impact (I&I) Awards. Researchers from the School of Psychology worked with Welsh Government, the Welsh Local Government Association and Public Health Wales to develop SIGNS – an acronym to
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Young civil engineers tour Innovation Campus

Posted on 16 May 2019 by Heath Jeffries

Students see Bouygues UK site in action Four first year Civil Engineering students have toured Cardiff’s new Innovation Campus. Accompanied by Dr Jay Millington, Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering, and Nick Toulson, Bouygues UK, the Cardiff University undergraduates were given a guided walk around the site’s new buildings by Lee Lovering, Bouygues UK’s Senior Project
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Understanding the Creative Economy

Posted on 8 May 2019 by Heath Jeffries

Where does creativity come from and why is it important to the economy, culture and identity of cities? How might we better understand this to shape the future of the city? Since 2014, Cardiff University’s Creative Economy team has been tackling these questions, to better understand, engage and enable the creative economy in this region.
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