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Growing social innovation

Posted on 2 August 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

A three-way partnership to grow mint commercially on a not-for-profit basis has brought benefits to rural Uganda. The Community Enterprise Model for Plant Oil Production (CEMPOP) was forged five years ago as a partnership between academics in Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences, the Department of Food Technology & Nutrition in Makerere University, Kampala, and the
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A clean approach to water disinfection

Posted on 26 July 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Undoubtedly some of the greatest challenges of this century will revolve around the adequate provision of clean water. An estimated 5.7 billion people will live under the threat of water-scarcity by 2050,1 driven largely by increasing urbanisation, rapid population growth and climate change, it is essential that water sanitation infrastructure and services are adapted to
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Why go back to the office?

Posted on 19 July 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

The Coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly catalysed one of the most rapid transformations in many people’s working lives for decades. UK data suggests that while 5% of workers worked from home prior to March 2020, this increased to approximately 43% at the beginning of the first lockdown in 2020. The same study suggests that around half
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RemakerSpace leads green revolution

Posted on 12 July 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

A new centre dedicated to repair, reuse and recycling will make its home in sbarc | spark,  Cardiff University’s new #HomeofInnovation. RemakerSpace is Wales’ first not-for-profit academia/industry centre focused on the circular economy, remanufacturing and sustainable material use. A community and business engagement initiative, RemakerSpace is funded by the Welsh Government with support from Cardiff University and global
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