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Review of 2022

Review of 2022

Posted on 22 December 2022 by Heath Jeffries

  Cardiff University’s work to turn research into real-world remedies for society’s pressing problems continued apace in 2022. Three major investments that provide the tools to translate ideas came to […]

SPARKing engagement

SPARKing engagement

Posted on 28 October 2022 by Heath Jeffries

  In six short months, the Social Science Research Park has fulfilled its acronymic destiny, ‘sparking’ major social science events and programmes and supporting partner collaborations. Here its director, Professor […]

A year with SETsquared – Cardiff’s journey so far…

A year with SETsquared – Cardiff’s journey so far…

Posted on 25 October 2022 by Heath Jeffries

  Cardiff joined SETsquared a year ago. The global business incubator provides a wide range of highly acclaimed support programmes to help turn ideas into thriving businesses, and brings together […]

Catalyst for Collaboration

Catalyst for Collaboration

Posted on 20 October 2022 by Heath Jeffries

How did the world’s first social science research park evolve? In extracts from a piece first published by Breakthrough – the UK Science Park Association magazine – sbarc|spark operations director […]

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 […]