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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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Shaping society after COVID-19

Posted on 29 April 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

Professor Chris Taylor explains why Cardiff’s interdisciplinary Social Science Research Park can bring post-pandemic benefits for all    Beyond the eventual outcurve of coronavirus recovery lie questions around society’s response to pandemics. Medical science researchers are showing how – in the immediate hunt for a vaccine – universities can mobilise expertise, skills and resources to respond
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Partnership drives efficiency at UK’s biggest wine company

Posted on 3 October 2019 by Heath Jeffries

A partnership between Manufacturer of the Year Accolade Wines, Panalpina Research Centre (PARC) and Cardiff University has helped the drinks company streamline operations and achieve significant reductions in their inventory levels. The Australian headquartered firm’s thirst for continuous improvement and innovation led them to team up with PARC and the University to explore ways of
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Sustainable synthetic fuels for a cleaner, greener planet

Posted on 2 October 2019 by Heath Jeffries

Global warming is beyond doubt. A recent United Nations report notes climate change is devastating our seas and frozen regions. Governments need to act fast. Experts are calling for deep, immediate cuts to carbon emissions. Cardiff scientists are leading the quest for alternatives to fossil fuels. Here, Professor Duncan Wass, Director of Cardiff Catalysis Institute
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