Partnerships

Cardiff and Hokkaido – a special friendship

Posted on 20 February 2019 by Duncan Wass

Catalysis speeds up chemical reactions. Without it, the modern world would be very different – everything from fuels to materials to pharmaceutical products rely on catalysis in their manufacture. Like closed shells of electrons, we scientists sometimes stay in our fields, sticking to what we know, not interacting with others. Our ‘catalytic moments’ are human
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Innovative research into lean, green energy to reduce fuel poverty and improve air quality

Posted on 13 February 2019 by Sali Button

FLEXIS (Flexible Integrated Energy Systems) aims to de-risk decarbonisation by enabling low carbon transport, integrating renewables into the grid and developing reliable means of carbon capture and storage. Its unique approach models energy flows and uses social science expertise to understand public perception of new energy technologies. An academic-industrial-local government partnership FLEXIS is a consortium
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New EPSRC Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Centre for Doctoral Training

Posted on 5 February 2019 by Heath Jeffries

They’re tiny devices with enormous impact. Behind almost every modern electronic gadget, from smart phones to tablets, lie Compound Semiconductors (CS). Here, Professor Peter Smowton, Managing Director of the Institute of Compound Semiconductors, outlines the power of these successors to silicon chips, and explains how a new EPSRC Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Centre for Doctoral Training (CSM CDT) will help keep South
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Cardiff entrepreneur’s VR success

Posted on 17 January 2019 by Laura Kendrick

George Bellwood is a third year Business Management (Marketing) student at Cardiff University and is the Founder/Director of Virtus Tech. For me the idea of becoming an entrepreneur came from a lecture, I saw an opportunity to change the online experience for users and took it. Virtus Tech is a new tech start-up company which
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Cardiff Innovation Campus – Education and engagement with Bouygues UK

Posted on 9 January 2019 by Laura Kendrick

Guest post – Nick Toulson, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Advisor, Bouygues UK  Education Interactions during the Construction Phase As with any major construction project, community benefits are now either a client requirement or a key performance indicator. Cardiff Innovation Campus (CIC) is no different in this respect with educational interaction forming a key part of
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Qioptiq – A KTP success story

Posted on 3 January 2019 by Laura Kendrick

Cardiff University expertise helped North Wales company Qioptiq win an £82m defence contract, creating and safeguarding jobs. Experts from Cardiff Business School spent two years developing a toolset to improve Denbighshire-based Qioptiq’s inventory forecasting operations. The study was made possible thanks to a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) co-funded by Welsh Government, the Engineering and Physical
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The science behind Cardiff’s space-age scanner

Posted on 20 December 2018 by Laura Kendrick

A super-sensitive passenger scanner that reveals hidden security threats has been trialled at Cardiff Airport. The walk-through device applies space technology to image human body heat. The result of a collaboration between Sequestim Ltd and Cardiff University scientists, the technology can distinguish between threats and non-threats without the need for passengers to keep still or
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The Effects of Concussion in Sport

Posted on 13 December 2018 by Peter Theobald

Head injury in sport is becoming an increasingly prominent societal challenge. The effect of concussion, or ‘mild traumatic brain injury’ (MTBI), is now frequently reported in sports including rugby and soccer. The ‘ripple-effect’ through society means that some parents are now questioning the involvement of their children in sport. This, against a back-drop of already
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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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