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sbarc|spark – a ‘superlab’ solving society’s ills

sbarc|spark – a ‘superlab’ solving society’s ills

Posted on 22 August 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

Special guests from the worlds of social science research-led innovation, politics, the third sector and government joined a recent celebration of sbarc|spark – Cardiff University’s space for co-creating solutions for […]

Building a better society

Building a better society

Posted on 1 August 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

Society’s newest ‘superlab,’ sbarc|spark, opened its doors in March. A torch-bearer for the power of social science research-led innovation, sbarc|spark brings experts together with external partners to create answers to […]

Exploring sbarc|spark’s ‘huge potential’

Exploring sbarc|spark’s ‘huge potential’

Posted on 25 July 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

Special guests from the worlds of social science research-led innovation, politics, the third sector and government joined a recent celebration of sbarc|spark – Cardiff University’s new ‘superlab’ for co-creating solutions […]

Why people are key to societal change

Why people are key to societal change

Posted on 18 July 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

Special guests from the worlds of social science research-led innovation, politics, the third sector and government joined a recent celebration of sbarc|spark – Cardiff University’s new ‘superlab’ for co-creating solutions […]

Co-creating solutions for society’s wicked problems.

Co-creating solutions for society’s wicked problems.

Posted on 11 July 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

Special guests from the worlds of social science research-led innovation, politics, the third sector and government joined a recent celebration of sbarc|spark – Cardiff University’s new ‘superlab’ for co-creating solutions […]

Cardiff Capital Region Challenge Fund: First Community of Practice Event

Cardiff Capital Region Challenge Fund: First Community of Practice Event

Posted on 4 July 2022 by Heath Jeffries

A collaborative learning network for public and third sector bodies with an interest in challenge-led innovation The Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) Challenge Fund team is delighted to be hosting its […]

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. […]