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Translational Research Hub

Artist's impression of the Innovation Campus, including the Translational Research Facility (right), on Maindy Road, Cardiff

A new state-of-the-art facility is in development as part of Cardiff University's £300 million Innovation Campus.

We are currently building a state-of-the-art 8-inch fabrication line that will be housed in the new Translational Research Hub (TRH).

This is part of Cardiff University’s new £300 million Innovation Campus, set to combine cutting-edge research, technology transfer, business development and student enterprise.

The Institute has received over £80 million investment for its new building and equipment including over £30 million of external investment. In addition to the 1500 square metre cleanroom, dedicated characterisation room and back end processing areas will enable us to process wafers up to 8-inches in diameter and expand our range of industry-standard services.

New office accommodation will sit alongside shared, interactive working zones as well as laboratory and breakout spaces. This will enable further collaboration between researchers and industry professionals, creating a working environment that will attract and retain the most talented individuals.

The Institute will share Innovation Campus with Cardiff Catalysis Institute, Social Science Research Park (SPARK), and the Innovation Centre, a creative base for start-ups. The Institute will have access to shared facilities with its neighbours, including a TEDx auditorium and fabrication lab to trial new manufacturing technologies.

We look forward to creating cutting-edge facilities that will build on University strengths in the development of semiconductor devices and materials. The hub will be open for business in 2020.


For more information about our facilities, please contact:

Clive Meaton

Clive Meaton

Director of Operations, Institute for Compound Semiconductors

+44 (0)29 2068 7180