Britishvolt boss backs cleaner future

Posted on 7 July 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

Cardiff Business School graduate Orral Nadjari (MBA, 2008) wants to build the UK’s first and biggest green battery ‘gigaplant’ in the Vale of Glamorgan. Here, the CEO and Founder of Britishvolt tells the Home of Innovation blog why he believes the immediate challenge of COVID-19 will give rise to future opportunities for battery-powered vehicles.  Mr. Nadjari’s road to success began at Cardiff University.  A BSc in
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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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Collaboration helps social scientists launch ideas

Posted on 2 July 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

A project which helps academics launch social enterprise start-ups or businesses is celebrating SUCCESS. Cardiff is one of 10 universities delivering the programme – a first-of-its-kind opportunity to help social scientists with innovative research ideas to get the training, support and funding to transform them into solutions for pressing social challenges. The programme was open
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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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Cardiff collaborates to make ‘million masks a day’

Posted on 29 May 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

University teams up with Hard Shell Cardiff University is joining forces with global defence equipment manufacturer Hard Shell to produce up to one million fluid-resistant masks a day in the fight against COVID-19. With assistance from the Welsh Government, specialist machinery has been brought from overseas to assist in the development and production of masks
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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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