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Are you a future leader in AI and Robotics?

Posted on 11 January 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Humans and Robots, Human-Like AI, Ethical and Explainable AI, Human-centred Technologies and Society… just a few of the futuristic themes on the menu at this year’s first annual conference event for the Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Human-Machine Systems (IROHMS). Here, its Director, Professor Rossi Setchi, outlines the exciting programme ahead. “The Future Leaders
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Rising to the challenge of 2020

Posted on 16 December 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

Despite the stark trials of 2020, innovation at Cardiff maintained continuity. Partnerships thrived, talented people secured funding and future innovation places headed skywards towards completion.   HEFCW’s Research Wales Innovation Fund provided welcome additional resources to support our spin-out pipeline and enterprise ecosystem, aligned to a refreshed strategy, The Way Forward – a guide to help the University play an active part in Wales’ post-COVID-19 renewal.  More students than ever before made enquiries about 1-2-1 business mentoring in 2020. SPARK – the Social
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SPARKing innovation

Posted on 15 October 2020 by Heath Jeffries

COVID-19 and Brexit pose huge societal questions. Social science research can be the bridge that helps businesses prepare to address these global challenges. A webinar this month will hear how SPARK – a collective of 11 world-leading social science research groups – works with organisations to create value through its unique membership model. Building a
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Sparking the imagination

Posted on 29 September 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

Drone film footage recently captured the physical impressiveness of the sbarc | spark building – soon to be home to interdisciplinary social science researchers, students and a range of external partners. Here, Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Damian Walford Davies goes beyond the material to imagine a walk through the completed building and the experience of meeting
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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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Clinical innovation team goes virtual

Posted on 7 August 2020 by Heath Jeffries

There has never been a more pressing time to find solutions to clinical need. The Clinical Innovation Partnership forged between Cardiff University and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board in 2016 is itself being innovative: monthly meetings of its highly successful Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) are now being hosted as virtual sessions as substitutes for its
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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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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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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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