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Cardiff backs Wales Festival of Innovation

31 May 2018

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Cardiff University is celebrating the 2018 Wales Festival of Innovation with events across the campus.

The two-week showcase from 16 to 30 June shines a spotlight on ideas and cutting-edge technologies that bring real-world benefits to Wales.

The University’s own events include the 2018 Innovation and Impact Awards on Tuesday 26 June, which celebrate successful University collaborations and links with business. Other University events scheduled for the fortnight include:

  • 19 June - the official opening of the newly refurbished Institute for Compound Semiconductors Clean Room (invitation only)
  • 27 June - 3D Printing for (Re) Manufacturing: Challenges and the Way Ahead – Industry Workshop, Cardiff Business School, noon – 4.30pm
  • 27 June - a Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Micro Presentation event on hydro-environmental research
  • 28 June - ‘Superbugs: the end of modern medicine as we know it?’ Techniquest, Cardiff Bay.

Professor Hywel Thomas, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Engagement, Cardiff University, said: “Cardiff University is delighted to be playing a leading role in the Wales Festival of Innovation. Turning research ideas into tomorrow’s products and ways of working is all about partnership, so we’re delighted that the Festival is encouraging cross-sector attendance at its events in the hope of building new collaborations.”

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Free networking events for business people, academics and those who work for business support organisations, such as Welsh Government or local councils.