Cardiff Univ. Institutes Focus on Global Innovation, Research

Cardiff University

Cardiff University invests £5.4m in five innovation and research institutes to tackle biggest issues facing society, the economy and the environment.

Cardiff University has launched five innovation and research institutes dedicated to tackling some of the biggest challenges facing our world.

The interdisciplinary institutes were unveiled in an event at the prestigious Royal Institution in London on Thursday 9 March 2023.

Each institute will deliver research with global impact and bring together academics from a range of disciplines to tackle some of the biggest issues facing society, the economy and the environment.

The institutes represent a significant additional investment of research funding of £5.4 million and are housed in some of Cardiff University's most cutting-edge facilities. These include sbarc|spark which brings together researchers, entrepreneurs, student start-ups, and academic spinouts; the Translational Research Hub which gathers industry leaders and scientists together to find collaborative scientific solutions to achieving net zero; the Hadyn Ellis Building which brings together experts in conditions such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease and stem cell cancer research; and the Heath Park Campus which is home to Cardiff University's School of Medicine.

Professor Roger Whitaker, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Enterprise at Cardiff University, said: "Research and innovation go hand in hand. Outstanding innovation thrives on great research. Here at Cardiff University, collaboration is a real strength. We're bringing people together to work across disciplines, looking at the same problem from different perspectives. The institutes have already secured over £23m in new awards this academic year, reflecting the cutting edge work they are doing."

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