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Innovation…

Posted on 28 November 2018 by Damian Walford Davies

Words have histories, like places and people. Consider ‘innovation’. You’ll say the word has become a cliché, a cant word in the media, a piece of management speak or glib commercial saw (like ‘solutions’, that now-ubiquitous presence on the side of small companies’ Ford Transits). Until surprisingly recently, the word actually carried a negative tang
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Peter Williams Memorial Symposium

Posted on 17 October 2018 by Nishtha Agarwal

We are all very excited to hear the news that ground has been broken for the new building for Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI). Many of the team are involved in final design questions for the labs, offices and the lecture theatre. But while we wait for the new facilities to arrive CCI activities continue. This
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Urban Innovation

Posted on 8 October 2018 by Laura Kendrick

Professors Rick Delbridge and Kevin Morgan visited Canada to explore the changing role of universities and cities in urban innovation networks. The cities of Ottawa and Toronto are both trying to develop ’urban innovation platforms’, which involves a variety of organisations working together to create a local ‘innovation ecosystem’. An innovation ecosystem describes the large
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Guest Post – HOK: Designing the Translational Research Facility

Posted on 28 September 2018 by Laura Kendrick

Great universities are more than centres of learning and research. They are innovation engines that drive the development of new products, processes and services that go beyond business. They embrace charities, not-for-profits, public sector organisations and government to transform our local communities and the world. Cardiff University’s innovations are drawing international awareness, investment and jobs.
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Guest Post – Innovative Design

Posted on 19 September 2018 by Laura Kendrick

Hawkins\Brown is delighted to be working with Cardiff University to deliver Innovation Central. The building will be the world’s first social science research park, co-locating leading researchers, practitioners and policy makers. The core mission of the Social Science Research Park (SPARK) – to develop innovative solutions to societal problems through collaborative research – really informed
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The Rise of the Innovation Campus

Posted on 13 September 2018 by Professor Kevin Morgan

Popular histories tend to explain innovation in terms of heroic entrepreneurs – like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, James Dyson and the like – who triumph over adversity. Although there is a grain of truth in these accounts, they are also wide of the mark because they convey a totally misleading picture of the innovation process.
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Research, Innovation and Enterprise at Cardiff University

Posted on 13 September 2018 by Professor Kim Graham

Innovation – the development of new solutions to challenging problems – is at the heart of Cardiff University’s research.  Throughout every building, and every lab, our researchers innovate, creating new methods, knowledge and solutions vital for addressing societal needs, such as healthier ageing, clean energy and transport systems, food and water security, and safe societies.
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