Recent projects

Smaller CitiesScreenshot cities

Working with the Creative Industries Council to explore how the creative industries can exploit their cultural and creative assets to develop a sense of identity and distinctiveness, and to drive business innovation.

International Screen School Manchester

Overseeing the development of a Business Case which secured £15m funding for a £35m screen skills and innovation project.

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Working with Arts Council England and Innovate UK to pilot a new programme supporting creative innovation – in London, Manchester and Nottingham. This blog-post addresses the context for experimental innovation in the arts and technology, and this post outlines some of the emerging learning.

Greenwich Social InnovationScreenshot_3

Working with three universities to set up and manage a Mental Health action research project, using design and story-telling to engage participants and bring the project to life.

Future Londonfuture london

Building the business case for London to host a World Expo in 2025. Future London was established to define and drive ideas to maintain the capital’s competitiveness. Work towards the business case for a World Expo was one of a number of projects undertaken.

Cities and cultureculture cities

Working with BOP Consulting and the UK Core Cities Group to understand cities’ commitment to culture.

Digital and Designwebsite cover

Developing a design-led strategy for the 3 Digital Catapult Centres, in Bradford, Brighton and Sunderland. This project entailed developing a comprehensive design-led approach: integrating data and policy analysis, field-work, expert interviews and consultations and a visually compelling project reporting process.

design sig2Design at the KTN

Setting up the Design programme for the Knowledge Transfer Network: consultation and engagement with Innovate UK, Design Council and other partners; devising and populating a programme of work; creating a set of case-studies and resources; and establishing an expert Advisory Group.

Internet of Things

Working with Innovate UK and three research councils to set up and run an Internet of Things Special Interest Group and investment programme, including the publication of a Research Roadmap.

Institute of Making inst of making

Creating a business plan for a new initiative in research and industry collaboration, across Materials, Engineering, Culture and Design