Cardiff University has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult.
The MoU will lay the foundations for a long-term partnership to promote research in areas of common strength and create a lasting public impact in Wales, the UK and beyond.
The MoU was signed during an event at the CSA Catapult Innovation Centre by Professor Rudolf Allemann, Cardiff Univeristy’s Pro Vice-Chancellor, International and Student Recruitment and Head of the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering and Martin McHugh, CEO of CSA Catapult.
The MoU sets out a framework to develop joint research projects and funding bids, exchange staff, share facilities and equipment, develop teaching initiatives, and create a pipeline of skills and talent.
The collaboration recognises Cardiff University and CSA Catapult’s shared strengths in power electronics—the processing of high voltages and currents to deliver power across several applications from household electronics to electric vehicles, renewable energy and space technology.
Commenting on the signing of the MoU, Professor Rudolf Allemann said: “It was a pleasure to visit the CSA Catapult Innovation Centre to extend our working partnership of nearly five years into its next phase.”