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Translational Research Facility

Architect's impression of the interior atrium of the Translational Research Facility.
Architect's impression of the interior atrium of the Translational Research Facility.

Designed by global architects HOK, the Translational Research Facility will be home to two institutes with the expertise needed to transform industry.

The Translation Research Facility (TRF) will foster partnerships with national and international enterprises to promote academic-to-business, and business-to-business relationships and fuel economic growth in Wales and beyond.

High-tech lab space will support excellent research alongside facilities designed for industrial collaboration, helping to overcome traditional barriers between academia and commercial application.

Translational research has a variety of definitions, but commonly is considered research that translates new information or knowledge that is created in one area to another application.

At Cardiff University, this involves the application of knowledge gained through basic research through to the development of new products. It’s about taking fundamental research and turning it into application, so that society benefits from the research we do.

Inside the TRF

The Translational Research Facility is part of our £300m Innovation Campus master plan to transform the Maindy Road site.

The 129,000-sq-ft. research hub will accommodate two world-leading institutes: the Cardiff Catalysis Institute and the Institute for Compound Semiconductors.

Projects

CCI

Cardiff Catalysis Institute

Our state-of-the-art catalysis facility supports world leading research in chemical sciences.

The Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) was established within the School of Chemistry at Cardiff University in order to:

  • improve the understanding of catalysis
  • work with industry to develop new catalytic processes
  • promote the use of catalysis as a sustainable 21st century technology

Our state-of-the-art catalysis facility supports world leading research in chemical sciences.

Find out about the facilities available and how you can work with CCI

Institute for Compound Semiconductors

Providing facilities to help researchers and industry work together, this Institute will position Cardiff as the European leader in compound semiconductors.

With state-of-the-art equipment, cutting-edge facilities and highly-skilled people, the Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS) aims to position Cardiff as the UK and European leader in Compound Semiconductor Technologies.

From smartphones and tablets to satellite communications and GPS, compound semiconductors drive the devices and technologies we use today. The ICS enables researchers and industry to work together to meet consumer demand by progressing academic research to a point where it can be introduced reliably and quickly into the production environment.

Find out more about the facilities available and how you can work with ICS

In brief

  • Work started: 2018
  • Work due to be completed: 2021

To find out more, please contact:

Manjit Bansal