We have a thriving innovation culture and excel in connecting industry, business, and government with our academics, nurturing student entrepreneurship and championing grass-roots business development.

Our vision

The Cardiff Innovation System aims to tackle the scientific, economic and policy challenges of the future.

Exterior of Hadyn Ellis building

Campus investment

Transforming our built environment to support a shift in our research and innovation activities.

Dr Jenna Bowen

Meet our innovators

Innovators work at the heart of our cutting-edge research to produce benefits for the economy, society and the environment.

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Our partnerships

We work with a range of partners to turn research questions into ‘real world’ answers.


Compound semiconductor

£10m award creates Compound Semiconductor hub

5 December 2016

Cardiff University to lead EPSRC Manufacturing Hub

Reckitt Benckiser - Logo

Chemists of the future

2 December 2016

Students from across the South West descend on Cardiff University to meet executives from RB

Clinical Simulation Suite staff with Vaughan Gething AM

Cardiff University opens £2m dental simulation suite

2 December 2016

Providing state-of-the-art environment for preclinical training

Sun shining over Hadyn Ellis building, tree in foreground

Summer of Innovation

Running from June to early autumn, this series of events celebrates and promotes our innovative work across many disciplines. See the full event programme for details.

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The Centre of Education Innovation

We work closely with our academics to support learning and teaching innovation in the University.