Partnerships

The road from evaluation to public service reform

Posted on 22 July 2020 by Heath Jeffries

In 2014, in a report for the UK Cabinet Office, Professor Jonathan Shepherd introduced the concept of the evidence ecosystem. For the first time this integrated the processes of evidence generation, evidence synthesis, the production of guidance from this synthesis, and implementation of this guidance in public services. In the period post-COVID when public finances
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Connecting the Compound Semiconductor Cluster

Posted on 20 July 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

Compound Semiconductors are tiny electronic chips that drive tomorrow’s technologies. Faster and more versatile than silicon, they are found in a range of leading-edge products, from mobile phones to electric vehicles. Along the M4 corridor, businesses and academic institutions have been working on CS for decades – from pure academic research through to device design and wafer manufacture. Now,
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A New Era for Electron Microscopy at Cardiff

Posted on 13 July 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

Cardiff University’s Translational Research Facility (TRF) – currently under construction on Cardiff Innovation Campus – is set to transform the research capability of two of the University’s leading centres: the Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) and the Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS).   The impressive five-story structure, alongside the sbarc ǀ spark building and ICS Cleanroom, is a monument to the new era of transformative and translational research set to begin on Cardiff University’s Innovation Campus.    There is however, a relatively smaller building nestled within this complex that may only have been
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Britishvolt boss backs cleaner future

Posted on 7 July 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

Cardiff Business School graduate Orral Nadjari (MBA, 2008) wants to build the UK’s first and biggest green battery ‘gigaplant’ in the Vale of Glamorgan. Here, the CEO and Founder of Britishvolt tells the Home of Innovation blog why he believes the immediate challenge of COVID-19 will give rise to future opportunities for battery-powered vehicles.  Mr. Nadjari’s road to success began at Cardiff University.  A BSc in
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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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Collaboration helps social scientists launch ideas

Posted on 2 July 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

A project which helps academics launch social enterprise start-ups or businesses is celebrating SUCCESS. Cardiff is one of 10 universities delivering the programme – a first-of-its-kind opportunity to help social scientists with innovative research ideas to get the training, support and funding to transform them into solutions for pressing social challenges. The programme was open
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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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Cardiff collaborates to make ‘million masks a day’

Posted on 29 May 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

University teams up with Hard Shell Cardiff University is joining forces with global defence equipment manufacturer Hard Shell to produce up to one million fluid-resistant masks a day in the fight against COVID-19. With assistance from the Welsh Government, specialist machinery has been brought from overseas to assist in the development and production of masks
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