Partnerships

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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The Cambridge Cluster – lessons of obliquity, serendipity and proximity on the road to innovation

Posted on 2 May 2019 by Heath Jeffries

Professor Rick Delbridge spent last Michaelmas Term as Visiting Fellow at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge. As Cardiff University Dean of Research, Innovation and Enterprise, Professor Delbridge had the opportunity to view the Cambridge regional innovation ecosystem or ‘cluster,’ and to speak openly with a wide cross-section of cluster participants. Here, he writes about
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Cardiff Innovation Campus – Construction Update

Posted on 7 March 2019 by Laura Kendrick

Piling is complete on the Cardiff Innovation Campus site on Maindy Road and a tower crane is now on site, signalling the start of construction of the concrete frame. During January Bouygues UK were joined by a Go Wales placement student. Abdi worked hands-on with the teams and had the opportunity to experience what it’s
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How a KTP changed my life

Posted on 27 February 2019 by Laura Kendrick

Dr Maria Rubiano-Saavedra has been working on a successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership project between Cardiff University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and market leader GAMA Healthcare. GAMA Healthcare specialises in developing and manufacturing antimicrobial products. The world leader developed the first universal disinfectant wipe available in the UK under the Clinell brand. Maria came
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Cardiff and Hokkaido – a special friendship

Posted on 20 February 2019 by Duncan Wass

Catalysis speeds up chemical reactions. Without it, the modern world would be very different – everything from fuels to materials to pharmaceutical products rely on catalysis in their manufacture. Like closed shells of electrons, we scientists sometimes stay in our fields, sticking to what we know, not interacting with others. Our ‘catalytic moments’ are human
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Innovative research into lean, green energy to reduce fuel poverty and improve air quality

Posted on 13 February 2019 by Sali Button

FLEXIS (Flexible Integrated Energy Systems) aims to de-risk decarbonisation by enabling low carbon transport, integrating renewables into the grid and developing reliable means of carbon capture and storage. Its unique approach models energy flows and uses social science expertise to understand public perception of new energy technologies. An academic-industrial-local government partnership FLEXIS is a consortium
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New EPSRC Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Centre for Doctoral Training

Posted on 5 February 2019 by Heath Jeffries

They’re tiny devices with enormous impact. Behind almost every modern electronic gadget, from smart phones to tablets, lie Compound Semiconductors (CS). Here, Professor Peter Smowton, Managing Director of the Institute of Compound Semiconductors, outlines the power of these successors to silicon chips, and explains how a new EPSRC Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Centre for Doctoral Training (CSM CDT) will help keep South
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Cardiff entrepreneur’s VR success

Posted on 17 January 2019 by Laura Kendrick

George Bellwood is a third year Business Management (Marketing) student at Cardiff University and is the Founder/Director of Virtus Tech. For me the idea of becoming an entrepreneur came from a lecture, I saw an opportunity to change the online experience for users and took it. Virtus Tech is a new tech start-up company which
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Cardiff Innovation Campus – Education and engagement with Bouygues UK

Posted on 9 January 2019 by Laura Kendrick

Guest post – Nick Toulson, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Advisor, Bouygues UK  Education Interactions during the Construction Phase As with any major construction project, community benefits are now either a client requirement or a key performance indicator. Cardiff Innovation Campus (CIC) is no different in this respect with educational interaction forming a key part of
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