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Home to talented people who create new ventures, sbarc|spark connects entrepreneurs and public sector leaders with world-class researchers and professional advisers.

Purpose-built to stimulate new possibilities, the hub features commercial units, offices and co-working spaces, laboratories, testbeds and exhibition spaces – places to meet, collaborate and co-create.

Public, private and third sector partners team with social science researchers and enterprise specialists in two leading centres inside Cardiff’s ‘Home of Innovation’ designed by leading architects Hawkins\Brown.

The University's home for spinouts and start-ups, Cardiff Innovations provides companies with the support to grow with confidence.

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Credit: Will Scott

Developing innovative solutions to societal problems through collaborative research activity.

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Credit: Will Scott

For more information about ventures in sbarc|spark, contact:

Operations director, Sally O’Connor:

Innovation Operations manager, Rhys Pearce-Palmer:

Social Science Research Park – Professor Chris Taylor:

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Cardiff Innovations@sbarc

Providing companies with the resources and support to encourage growth with confidence.

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Social Science Research Park

We are a community driven by expertise, creativity, curiosity and entrepreneurship.