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14th November 2012
The October call for SIP placements received an excellent response, with a high level of interest from most of the Schools. The University had the budget to support 23 Classic and 9 Reverse projects. A total number of 37 applications were submitted, of which 33 were for Classic projects. The panel approved 23 Classic projects, with priority given to staff that are new to SIP. All 4 Reverse applications were approved, and 3 of the Classic applications are being converted into Reverse SIP projects. 

The SIP programme continues to be a great success in the University, both in terms of engaging staff that are new to Enterprise activity, and in developing longer term partnerships. So far this year, Cardiff Met are the only institution to allocate their quota of projects. It is therefore highly likely that the University will be given additional placements, with a call likely early in 2013.
 
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30th October 2012
Peter Quantick, Cardiff Met's European Project Director, who works in Research and Enterprise Services, has been awarded a Personal Chair in European Research and Innovation. Peter's professorship reflects his career both as an academic in the area of food safety and post-harvest technology over 3 decades, as well as his work with the European Commission.

Over the last 20 years, Peter has been involved as a research evaluator, reviewer and a Chair and Member of a number of expert panels advising the European Commission on the impacts of European Research Programmes on the European Knowledge Economy.






23rd October 2012
Research and Enterprise activities across the University have never been stronger. R&E income in the 2011/12 academic year was £6.8 million, making a financial contribution to the University of almost £1.1 million. This is the 4th consecutive year the contribution has increased, and the first time £1 million has been surpassed.

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