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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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MAGMA – a magnet for Innovation

Posted on 31 August 2021 by Heath Jeffries

Cardiff University’s newly refurbished state-of-the-art MAGMA (Magnetic Materials and Applications) laboratories are now open for collaborative research and industrial projects in the School of Engineering. MAGMA Research Associate and lab manager Phillip Lugg-Widger outlines the great new facilities for trialling and testing magnetic materials. “Following a great deal of effort from our team over the
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Good vibrations for TRH

Posted on 23 August 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

‘In scientific terms, it’s difficult to overstate the importance of the surface,’ Professor Philip Davies writes.   ‘The semiconductor industry, for example, could not exist without exquisite knowledge, and control, of the surface. The chemicals industry, one of the other pillars of modern society, depends on the surface properties of nanometre-sized particles that make up the
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New cleanroom for CS technologies

Posted on 9 August 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Scientists who will work in Cardiff University’s state-of-the-art Compound Semiconductor (CS) cleanroom have visited their future home.   Researchers from the ERDF-funded Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS) were given a tour of the facility, which will offer an 8-inch wafer fabrication line to cope with growing demand for CS devices.  The Cleanroom is being delivered by Ardmac – the leading provider of high-tech cleanrooms – and forms a key part
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Growing social innovation

Posted on 2 August 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

A three-way partnership to grow mint commercially on a not-for-profit basis has brought benefits to rural Uganda. The Community Enterprise Model for Plant Oil Production (CEMPOP) was forged five years ago as a partnership between academics in Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences, the Department of Food Technology & Nutrition in Makerere University, Kampala, and the
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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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Innovation culture at the heart of new development designed to strengthen social and economic wellbeing in Wales.

Posted on 7 June 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Professor Karen Holford, Deputy Vice Chancellor at Cardiff University, spoke to Business News Wales about the vision for Cardiff Innovations@sbarc. Cardiff University has created a thriving innovation culture that excels in connecting industry, business, and government with academics, nurturing student entrepreneurship and championing grass-roots business development would support not only a stimulating setting for creative
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A post-pandemic Home of Innovation

Posted on 4 May 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

The doors swing open this autumn on the biggest innovation facility of its kind in Wales. Cardiff Innovation Campus (CIC) has reshaped a disused railway yard into a Home of Innovation, where thinkers will meet collaborators and funders to spark answers to society’s challenges. Cardiff University President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Colin Riordan, explains how CIC can help strengthen social and economic wellbeing in Wales after Covid-19.   ‘Sbarc |
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