Maximising Excellence in Catalysis

Posted on 24 January 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

The science of catalysis underpins almost everything we do, from fertilising crops to washing our dishes. Researchers at Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) excel in discovering and developing new catalysts – materials that speed up a chemical reaction. A partnership with the Max Planck Society is spearheading the quest for clean water, safer industrial processes and
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Switching to Cardiff innovations

Posted on 17 January 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

Cardiff University helps businesses thrive by sharing academic knowhow. A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is one of the best ways for organisations to innovate and grow. KTPs link a business with an expert researcher and a graduate, helping to transfer great ideas and skills. Here, Dr David Bembo, Director of the University’s Research & Innovation
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Culture of innovation at Copner Biotech

Posted on 10 January 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

A biotech company founded by Cardiff University graduates Jordan (BSc 2018) and Alan Copner (BSc 1983) is exploring new research collaborations after lodging new patents. Jordan founded Copner Biotech Ltd in 2020, with the goal of investigating and developing new products and services for the 3D cell culture market. Jordan said growing cells on a
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A New Era for Electron Microscopy in Cardiff

Posted on 21 December 2021 by Heath Jeffries

A microscope with the ability to image the smallest of objects will arrive at Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) later this month. Cardiff’s first Aberration Corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (AC-STEM) will allow researchers across the University’s new translational Research Hub (TRH) to build on their world-renowned reputation for novel catalyst development. Thomas E. Davies, from
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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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CSconnected – driving jobs, creating prosperity

Posted on 1 December 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

The role of the world’s first Compound Semiconductor cluster in driving jobs growth, exports and economic prosperity has been centre stage at the CBI’s Annual Conference. Professor Max Munday, Cardiff Business School, joined Chris Meadows, Director of CSconnected, and Steve Whitby, MicroLink, to outline the strength of the industry cluster in South Wales.  The three
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Arriving in SPARK: Y Lab’s next chapter

Posted on 29 November 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Y Lab (Welsh for ‘the lab’) is Cardiff University’s public services innovation lab for Wales. Their purpose is to support Welsh public services to address societal challenges, which they achieve by combining social science research methods with innovation methods & mindsets. Currently Y Lab’s work falls into two main areas – their innovation programmes with public
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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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