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Celebrating sbarc | spark – investing in innovation

Posted on 6 July 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

A future centre for start-ups, spinouts, student businesses and social enterprises has reached its highest construction point. sbarc | spark will help enterprising people connect, collaborate and create.  Here, Cardiff University’s Dr Nick Bourne outlines how the hub can help drive recovery after COVID-19.    “Put simply, sbarc l spark will put ideas to work. It is a magnet for commercial
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Alpacr raises $200k in Silicon Valley

Posted on 29 June 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

Cardiff University student start-up Alpacr – the social network for travel and adventure lovers – has journeyed far since it was launched two years ago. Here, CEO and Cardiff graduate Dan Swygart (BSc Econ) explains Alpacr’s trek from Wales to Silicon Valley as he closes a major funding round. “Alpacr came from an idea we’d
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University delegates from Scandinavia visit Cardiff University’s sbarc | spark

Posted on 24 June 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

A delegation from Danish and Swedish universities, councils and business incubators has visited Cardiff University as part of a knowledge sharing event, focused on social and humanitarian sciences. The visitors, from the cities of Aalborg, Århus, Lund and Malmö are collaborating on their own project Science for Society, helping PhD students form careers outside of
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Shaping society after COVID-19

Posted on 29 April 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

Professor Chris Taylor explains why Cardiff’s interdisciplinary Social Science Research Park can bring post-pandemic benefits for all    Beyond the eventual outcurve of coronavirus recovery lie questions around society’s response to pandemics. Medical science researchers are showing how – in the immediate hunt for a vaccine – universities can mobilise expertise, skills and resources to respond
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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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