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sbarc|spark connects social science researchers, public sector leaders, entrepreneurs and professional advisers to shape our futures.

Public, private and third sector partners team with social science researchers in SPARK – the Social Science Research Park - and with startups and spinouts in Cardiff Innovations.

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.

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Developing innovative solutions to societal problems through collaborative research activity.

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Providing companies with the support to grow with confidence.

For more information about social science research in sbarc|spark, contact:

For information on enterprise, start-ups and spinouts, contact

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Cardiff Innovations

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.