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How the ‘Cardiff Model’ is tackling US violence

Posted on 2 March 2020 by Heath Jeffries

A recent mass shooting in Milwaukee has left six people dead. Professor Jonathan Shepherd knows the US city well: one of its suburbs, West Allis, has already adopted the ‘Cardiff Model’ for tackling violence. Professor Shepherd hopes the horrific event may prompt the city’s Mayor Barrett to accelerate violence prevention programs and implement the Cardiff
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Campus inducts 1,000 workers

Posted on 27 February 2020 by Heath Jeffries

More than 1,000 workers have been recruited to work on Cardiff University’s flagship ‘Home of Innovation.’ The new milestone has been reached in partnership with Bouygues UK, the leading construction company behind Cardiff Innovation Campus, since work began on the state-of-the-art site in summer 2018. Some 60% of staff brought in to work on the
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Cardiff Innoversity – helping students build tomorrow’s businesses

Posted on 24 February 2020 by Heath Jeffries

Innovation is founded on trust over time. Tomorrow’s entrepreneurs are today’s students. By working with Cardiff University Student Enterprise, undergraduates can develop start-up ideas and social enterprises (like the one above) that can bring social prosperity to Wales. Here, Rhys Pearce-Palmer, Enterprise Manager, looks at some recent successes. “When it comes to student start-ups, we
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A Taste of Construction Innovation

Posted on 11 February 2020 by Heath Jeffries

Over the past year, Cardiff University students have been enjoying a taste of working life on Cardiff Innovation Campus. Through its Student Construction Ambassador Programme, Bouygues UK has opened its doors to allow Civil Engineering undergraduates to witness the building process at first hand. Here, Adeela Bano, Sophie Chillingworth, Siân Miller and Jasper Chiu share
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A Vision for Clean Growth

Posted on 21 January 2020 by Heath Jeffries

  ‘Throughout 2019, global events – from Australia’s bush fires to Delhi’s coldest day in over a century – heightened our focus on renewables and clean energy. As Director of Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI), I’m acutely aware of unlocking the power of my own specialist science to deliver clean growth. In effect, that means applying
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Sustainable synthetic fuels for a cleaner, greener planet

Posted on 2 October 2019 by Heath Jeffries

Global warming is beyond doubt. A recent United Nations report notes climate change is devastating our seas and frozen regions. Governments need to act fast. Experts are calling for deep, immediate cuts to carbon emissions. Cardiff scientists are leading the quest for alternatives to fossil fuels. Here, Professor Duncan Wass, Director of Cardiff Catalysis Institute
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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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