South East Wales Best Practice Club - Delivery of the Cardiff University Innovation System

05 Nov
Wednesday 5th November 2014
8.00am registration for an 8.30am start finish approximately 9.15am
Parc Thistle Hotel, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3DN
Free to best practice club members, £35 to non-club members

How do we promote Wales as an economic centre for innovation, science and commerce? One way is to invest in our universities and education system to help showcase talent and draw organisations to base themselves here. That’s why the recent news about Cardiff University’s proposals for £300m of new buildings is just the kind of exciting vision that Wales and our construction industry needs to boost the economy. Dubbed the Cardiff Innovation System, the new buildings include a world-first social science research park called Spark, an Innovation Centre to help start-up firms, a Translational Research Facility that would assist in turning academic research into applications in the real world, and a Research Institute for Compound Semiconductor Technology.

But how is it going to be delivered and who will drive the scheme?

Karsan Vaghani previously director of capital projects at Bristol University and now deputy director of estates at Cardiff University will explain that because of his commitment to best practice and his involvement with the Bristol best practice club he can be confident that Cardiff University will put together a delivery mechanism that embraces all of the values and behaviours championed by the CE movement and debated by the CE South Wales Club.

Drawing on his own experience he will talk about what he has learned in his career within further education estates and capital projects and look at the plans for Cardiff University, its structure and contacts the master plan and focus on the thinking behind the Innovation System.

How to Book: To reserve your place please email CEWales Events stating your full contact details and the names of all delegates wishing to attend. Substitution of delegates can be made at any time.

To become a Best Practice Club member visit our Club Page for details. Payments can now be made by credit/debit card.

Non-attendance by any registered delegate will be charged in full unless you have informed us by Monday 3rd November 2014.

In order to reduce wastage at our events CEW operates a policy of only notifying venue details when issuing registration confirmation. This ensures we only cater for delegates who have registered and don’t over order for individuals who may or may not turn up on the day.