Cardiff Innovations@sbarc

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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Maximising data brings business benefits

Posted on 4 October 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Cardiff University help Virtus Tech improve their data capabilities and deliver greater benefits to clients. The company, based in Cardiff’s Tramshed Tech coworking space, specialise in the creation and hosting of digital 360-degree tours. Co-founders Robin Davies and George Bellwood explain more.  “Virtus Tech specialises in creating and hosting digital tours using a combination of virtual reality and digital features. Our expertise in digital photography and key
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SETsquared & Cardiff to grow success

Posted on 27 September 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Cardiff University has joined SETsquared – the world’s number one university business incubator. The collaboration will help turn research, spin-outs and start-ups into thriving businesses. Here, Simon Bond, Innovation Direction at SETsquared and Dr David Bembo, Cardiff’s Director of Research & Innovation Services, discuss the partnership and its mutual benefits.  What excites you most about this collaboration?   DB: SETsquared is the Global No. 1 Business Incubator, and its support programmes and professional communities of practice are regarded as
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A taste of milk&sugar

Posted on 9 September 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Independent café group, milk&sugar, will provide hospitality in Cardiff’s landmark sbarc | spark building, fuelling great ideas. Here, the group’s owner, Tim Corrigan, explains why he’s delighted to be opening the company’s sixth Cardiff outlet on Cardiff Innovation Campus.  “We were absolutely delighted – and really excited – when we were chosen to be part of this incredible project. sbarc |spark and Milk&Sugar are all about creating new things in
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How Cardiff University’s sbarc | spark building will nurture post-pandemic recovery

Posted on 28 June 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Cardiff University’s new sbarc building opens this coming winter. It aims to grow collaborations, businesses, spin-outs, start-ups, and social enterprises, bringing together essential ingredients to boost enterprise in Cardiff and the wider Capital Region after COVID-19. Featuring an impressive 17,500 sq.ft of dedicated space across four floors and an impeccable attention to detail in its designs,
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Exciting time for the innovation agenda in Wales

Posted on 21 June 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

It is an exciting time for the innovation agenda in Wales. The Centre for Innovation Policy Research at Cardiff University has recently undertaken research alongside Welsh Government considering the views of over 50 stakeholders on current innovation policy and where they would like to see further development in the future. Professor Rick Delbridge, Professor of
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