Cardiff Innovations@sbarc


SPARKing Wales’ future innovation strategy

Posted on 21 March 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

The Learned Society of Wales (LSW) is convening a programme of activities to help inform and improve innovation policies and practices in Wales. The role of science parks in innovation strategies is being considered as part of this programme and coincides with the launch of sbarc|spark and the world’s first Social Science Research Park (SPARK)
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sbarc|spark opens new doors

Posted on 2 March 2022 by Heath Jeffries

A new flagship centre where ideas ignite invention has opened its doors. sbarc|spark – Cardiff’s #HomeofInnovation – brings together researchers, entrepreneurs, student start-ups and academic spinouts in a state-of-the-art building at the heart of Cardiff Innovation Campus. Featuring collaborative working spaces, a visualisation centre, auditorium and fabrication lab, the hub provides the seedbed in which
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2021 – Connecting, Collaborating, Creating

Posted on 20 December 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Cardiff University’s work to turn research into real-world remedies for society’s pressing problems continued apace in 2021. New teams were assembled, buildings delivered, deals done, awards won. Here, we look back at the people and partnerships that drove the University’s creative agenda. In a few short weeks, a new collective will coalesce in sbarc |
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Delivering for Welsh research and innovation

Posted on 13 December 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Cardiff University is a critical driver of the economy of Wales. Our excellent research stimulates collaboration with business, promotes economic growth and job creation, improves wellbeing and health outcomes, and engages and supports communities.  Professor Kim Graham, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Enterprise sets out Cardiff’s strategy to drive greater regional innovation and impact, facilitating the ambitions of our people and those of our external partners.  “COVID-19 highlighted the critical importance of sustained investment in research and
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Meet Team sbarc|spark!

Posted on 6 December 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

A unique centre of innovation that puts ideas to work is on its way. sbarc|spark has been described as ‘society’s new superlab.’ It brings together Cardiff University experts and entrepreneurs to create spinouts, start-ups, new processes, and products. The six-storey building, on Cardiff Innovation Campus, is nearing completion. Inside, more than 350 social science researchers,
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Christmas delights at Wales Student Market

Posted on 22 November 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

If you’re looking for a gift this Christmas, why not try browsing the Wales Student Market? When Covid threatened Christmas in 2020, it put an end to the traditional student markets at Welsh universities. But the Wales Student Market, supported by Welsh Government, was able to offer an online space for students to sell their
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Remaking a Difference

Posted on 1 November 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

How can Wales contribute to ‘net zero’ carbon by 2050? Tackling climate change by reducing carbon emissions and cutting consumption are central to this week’s UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. When RemakerSpace opens this winter, it will help bridge the gap between industry and education – two sectors at the heart of solving the planet’s greatest challenge. Professor Aris Syntetos and Dr Daniel Eyers explain.  “The world talks a lot about a global switch
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Join us in society’s new ‘superlab’

Posted on 27 October 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

A unique centre of innovation that puts ideas to work is on its way. sbarc | spark has been described as ‘society’s new superlab.’ It brings together Cardiff University experts and entrepreneurs to create spinouts, start-ups, new processes, and products. The six-storey building, on Cardiff Innovation Campus, is nearing completion. Director of Operations, Sally O’Connor
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Calling all Student Go-Getters!

Posted on 11 October 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

The new University term is about to kick off. As freshers and seasoned students return, thoughts can turn to life after uni. Here, Claire Parry-Witchell, the dedicated business mentor for Student Futures at Cardiff, runs through the support available for student enterprise. “Here at Cardiff University we have a fantabulous team who support students and
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