The Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) was founded in 2008. Since then, it has become the premier academic catalysis facility in the UK and one of the leading institutes in the world focusing on heterogeneous catalysis. It has created a critical mass of researchers who undertake world-leading research and development. The Institute, home to over 80 researchers, has generated grant income totalling more than £45m since its establishment and it continues to build its international reputation, winning major international prizes and awards. Key objectives include: improving the understanding of catalysis at a fundamental level, developing new catalytic processes with industry by discovering new catalysts and improving performance of others, promoting the use of catalysis as a sustainable 21 st century technology and training the next generation of scientists working in catalysis.