Industry Collaboration Platform Nears Completion


A center where physical scientists work with companies to turn academic research into industrial applications is nearing completion.

The Translational Research Center (TRH)to Cardiff University Innovation Campusis due to open this summer.

Designed by HOK’s London studio, HRT will house two institutes with the expertise to transform the industry.

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

Translational research has a variety of definitions, but is generally considered research that translates new information or knowledge created in one field into another application.

The 129,000 square foot hub will host Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) and the Institute of Compound Semiconductors (ICS).

CCI supports cutting-edge research in the chemical sciences. Established within the School of Chemistry, CCI is dedicated to improving the understanding of catalysis, collaborating with industry to develop new catalytic processes, and promoting the use of catalysis as a 21st century sustainable technology.

ICS aims to position Cardiff as the UK and European leader in compound semiconductor technologies. It provides highly skilled researchers, state-of-the-art equipment, and state-of-the-art facilities to help academia and industry work together to bring research reliably and quickly into the production environment.

Professor Rudolf Allemann, Professional Vice-Chancellor of the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering, said:

No facility comparable to HRT exists in Wales. The Hub has a crucial role to play in supporting business and industry, fostering breakthrough discoveries and strengthening Cardiff’s reputation as a global leader in research and innovation.

TRH will welcome leading researchers who are finding new ways to work with partners in sectors such as energy, health and advanced materials to foster innovation, enable new research directions and develop funding proposals .

TRH stands next to the newly opened university sbarc|spark build on Cardiff Innovation Campus – part of the University’s investment in people, places and partnerships.

For more information on collaborating with CCI or ICS, contact [email protected] Where [email protected] .


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