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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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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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Driving third sector careers through KTPs

Posted on 26 April 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) can bring benefits to any organisation – not just businesses, but to public and third sector enterprises. Charities are no exception. Cardiff University graduate Coralie Merchant led an ‘outstanding’ Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) – Adopting Together – between Cardiff University’s School of Psychology, Cardiff Business School and St David’s Children Society, Wales’
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AI can outsmart cyber attacks  

Posted on 19 April 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Spotting early signs of cyber attacks – and automatically defending against them – will form the basis of a new funded research and innovation programme between Airbus and Cardiff University. The two organisations have worked on shared cybersecurity projects for nearly a decade. Here, Professor Pete Burnap, Director of the Airbus Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Analytics – located within the Cardiff Centre for Cybersecurity Research (CCCR), explains the exciting programme ahead. 
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Banking on loyalty

Posted on 12 April 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Zeet is an exciting high-growth FinTech start-up that lets customers instantly collect loyalty points as they use their bank cards – spelling an end to purses full of store cards. Founded by Cardiff University graduate Steve McCormick (BSc 2020), and Josh Sparkes, a Technology Consulting Manager at a ‘Big Four’ firm, Zeet lets customers choose
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