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Challenges and opportunities for SPARK

Challenges and opportunities for SPARK

Posted on 28 June 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

sbarc|spark celebrated its official opening on Thursday 9th June. Special guests from the worlds of social science research-led innovation, politics, the third sector and government attended the ‘celebration of society’s […]

Europe’s new regional innovation policy  

Europe’s new regional innovation policy  

Posted on 20 June 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

Partnerships for Regional Innovation (PRIs) will be one of the pillars of the European Innovation Agenda, due to be unveiled next month. The initiative aims to make Europe a powerhouse […]

Funding and awards for circular economy centre

Funding and awards for circular economy centre

Posted on 13 June 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

RemakerSpace – Cardiff University’s fledgling home dedicated to remanufacturing and reuse – has notched up new accolades as it prepares to open new doors. An innovative circular economy centre containing […]

SPARK’s strengths shine in REF

Posted on 30 May 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

Top ratings for social science research The UK’s first social science research community – SPARK – is producing internationally leading work, according to the latest Research Excellent Framework (REF) assessment. […]

Igniting ideas: Creating a social science park to tackle major societal challenges

Igniting ideas: Creating a social science park to tackle major societal challenges

Posted on 23 May 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

Our society is facing many complex challenges, such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the climate change emergency. In our world of global connections and complications, we cannot expect such […]

SPARKing Health and Care Research in Wales

SPARKing Health and Care Research in Wales

Posted on 26 April 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

A cohort of talented academics from Cardiff University’s Social Science Research Park (SPARK) are among a list of Senior Research Leaders announced by Health and Care Research Wales. Image: Will […]

Companies pay the price for remaining in Russia

Companies pay the price for remaining in Russia

Posted on 5 April 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

In the early hours of Thursday, 24 February 2022, Russia began its invasion of Ukraine. Against this backdrop, many international businesses operating in the Russian market chose to cut ties […]

sbarc|spark ‘will support innovation and job security’

sbarc|spark ‘will support innovation and job security’

Posted on 29 March 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

sbarc|spark has a key role to play in colocating researchers under one roof to generate new ideas and fresh avenues of research, says Professor Chris Taylor, Director of SPARK – […]

SPARKing Wales’ future innovation strategy

SPARKing Wales’ future innovation strategy

Posted on 21 March 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

The Learned Society of Wales (LSW) is convening a programme of activities to help inform and improve innovation policies and practices in Wales. The role of science parks in innovation […]

sbarc|spark opens new doors

sbarc|spark opens new doors

Posted on 2 March 2022 by Heath Jeffries

A new flagship centre where ideas ignite invention has opened its doors. sbarc|spark – Cardiff’s #HomeofInnovation - brings together researchers, entrepreneurs, student start-ups and academic spinouts in a state-of-the-art building […]