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SPARK membership

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A community driven by expertise, creativity, curiosity and entrepreneurship focussed on tackling complex challenges facing societies around the world

Located under one roof in an attractive and stimulating environment designed to encourage out-of-the-ordinary creative thinking, SPARK brings together Cardiff University’s internationally leading social science research centres and institutes alongside our expansive, multi sector partners.

Throughout the pandemic our social scientists have played a vital part in addressing the needs of governments, the economy, our public services, local communities and the most vulnerable in society. The need for interdisciplinary, complex, social science led research working collaboratively with industry partners has never been greater.

SPARK offers cutting-edge solution-oriented research and welcomes partners who share SPARK’s vision, to create a world’s first community.

Whether you are from the public, private or third sector, SPARK membership offers you the opportunity to connect and collaborate, grow meaningful networks and find solutions to pressing societal problems. Join a world’s first community.

Membership consists of three key strands:


For individuals, teams or whole organisation

Collaborative agreement

Spanning research, innovation and skills agendas, how you want to work with us

Access and support

A dedicated SPARK Community Manager to support you in developing your relationships across the University and beyond

Access to bespoke facilities, meeting rooms and event space

Application and pricing

Membership ranges from £56 a month for a hot desk arrangement to £220 for a dedicated desk.

For more information regarding SPARK membership and to discuss your needs further please contact: