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Christmas delights at Wales Student Market

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 […]

Remaking a Difference

Remaking a Difference

Posted on 1 November 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

How can Wales contribute to ‘net zero’ carbon by 2050? Tackling climate change by reducing carbon emissions and cutting consumption are central to this week’s UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. When RemakerSpace opens this winter, it will help bridge the gap between industry and education – […]

Join us in society’s new ‘superlab’

Join us in society’s new ‘superlab’

Posted on 27 October 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 […]

Calling all Student Go-Getters!

Calling all Student Go-Getters!

Posted on 11 October 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

The new University term is about to kick off. As freshers and seasoned students return, thoughts can turn to life after uni. Here, Claire Parry-Witchell, the dedicated business mentor for […]

Maximising data brings business benefits

Maximising data brings business benefits

Posted on 4 October 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Cardiff University help Virtus Tech improve their data capabilities and deliver greater benefits to clients. The company, based in Cardiff’s Tramshed Tech coworking space, specialise in the creation and hosting of digital 360-degree tours. Co-founders Robin Davies and […]

SETsquared & Cardiff to grow success

SETsquared & Cardiff to grow success

Posted on 27 September 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Cardiff University has joined SETsquared – the world’s number one university business incubator. The collaboration will help turn research, spin-outs and start-ups into thriving businesses. Here, Simon Bond, Innovation Direction at SETsquared and Dr David Bembo, Cardiff’s Director of Research & Innovation Services, discuss the partnership […]

A taste of milk&sugar

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 […]

Growing social innovation

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 […]

How Cardiff University’s sbarc | spark building will nurture post-pandemic recovery

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 […]

Exciting time for the innovation agenda in Wales

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 […]