Partnerships

Shaping Spaces: a new ASPECT for CAUKIN

Posted on 2 December 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

Cardiff University graduate start-up CAUKIN Studio has been creating impact through architecture for five years. Working with communities, NGOs, students, and professionals, CAUKIN Studio creates access to better designed and built spaces. Here, co-founder and Cardiff graduate Harry Thorpe (M.Arch) celebrates CAUKIN Studio’s latest success – acceptance onto the ASPECT Student Accelerator Programme. “CAUKIN Studio
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Championing Student Innovation

Posted on 25 November 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

Are you a student with a big idea? Cardiff University ‘s Enterprise and Start-up Team is leading two projects to champion student innovation and entrepreneurship projects across Wales. Cardiff University’s Enterprise Manager, Rhys Pearce-Palmer, explains more…. “Times are tough, but uncertainty doesn’t appear to be diminishing students’ interest in innovation and enterprise. Quite the opposite.
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A partnership for better public policy 

Posted on 20 November 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

Innovation in public policy is founded on trust over time. After years of joint working, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Cardiff University forged a strategic partnership in pursuit of mutual goals in July last year. Here, the UK’s National Statistician, Professor Sir Ian Diamond, and Cardiff University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Colin Riordan, examine how the challenges of COVID-19 have brought both organisations closer together.  ‘In little more than a year, our
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A Covid-19 boom in student start-ups?

Posted on 11 November 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

We live in unprecedented and uncertain times. Despite the economic gloom, Cardiff University’s Enterprise and Start-Up team have experienced a surge in demand for 1:2:1 business mentoring since March 2020, and a 73% increase in bookings for 1:2:1 mentor meetings. Why? Claire Parry-Witchell, our Student Enterprise Business Mentor, shares some thoughts on the story behind the start-up statistics.  “I can only assume
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Graduate Business aids local SMEs through pandemic

Posted on 4 November 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

Steph Locke (BA 2008), a Cardiff University Philosophy graduate founded Nightingale HQ, a digital platform for Artificial Intelligence (AI) adoption in 2018. Named with inspiration from Crimean War nurse Florence Nightingale, Steph set out to make a positive impact on local businesses, aiding their AI Readiness and giving them the tools to grow, drive success
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Drive your career with a KESS 2 scholarship

Posted on 29 October 2020 by Heath Jeffries

Teaming academic expertise with organisational knowhow is at the heart of innovation. For young researchers in Wales, Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS 2) can open the door to a job in industry, bringing benefits all round. Dr Manon Pritchard, Research Associate in the School of Dentistry, is one of scores of Cardiff University academics who took
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Shooting for the Earthshot Prize

Posted on 21 October 2020 by Heath Jeffries

When it comes to saving our planet, Adam Dixon believes he can help. The Cardiff University graduate (BEng 2015, MPhil, 2016) founded Phytoponics. The company designs and manufactures Deep Water Culture (DWC) hydroponic growing systems that produce high-yield crops whilst drastically cutting the use of land, water and carbon emissions. The 2017 UN Environment Young
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Transforming Cardiff’s media sector

Posted on 15 September 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

Sara Pepper, Director of Creative Economy, shares the ambition of Creative Capital – a Cardiff University-led consortium bid to the UKRI Strength in Places Fund to transform the media sector in the Cardiff Capital Region.   “Cardiff is one of the UK’s leading media cities. Film and television production forms a significant part of the Cardiff
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Bags of Airline Innovation

Posted on 10 September 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

It’s the bane of the air traveller’s life: standing by the carousel, waiting in vain for a suitcase to arrive. Innovators at Siemens Logistics and Cardiff University have developed solutions avoiding unexpected system downtime.  Here, the outline of the research project.   “The project began in a fairly usual way during a weekly enhancement workshop at two major Hub airports. Stakeholders, including airport operations and maintenance, baggage handling system suppliers and asset managers, were discussing operational problems. Every baggage handling system
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Business booms for graduate’s tech tour start-up

Posted on 26 August 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

Cardiff University Alumni start-up Virtus Tech – a virtual reality company for the property and retail sector – has come on leaps and bounds since the Home of Innovation blog last interviewed CEO and Co-Founder George Bellwood (BA) in January of 2019. Here, George tells us how they have navigated from final year entrepreneurial fledgling
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