3 New Posts at UWE Bristol's Creative
Economy Knowledge Exchange Unit

Recent successes in securing investment from the Government's Industrial Strategy in the form of two major multi-partner projects has led to the establishment of a new unit at UWE Bristol focused on knowledge exchange in the creative industries. The unit will lead on the delivery of the multi-million pound investment in Bristol & Bath Creative R&D and the South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN)

Both projects bring together universities and industrial partners in a richly collaborative framework, pooling their research and innovation expertise to respond to significant industry priorities in creative technologies, develop innovative practices, techniques and products, and connect and amplify the brilliant strengths of the region. Inclusion and new talent are at the heart of the development growth model, to identify and support the thought leaders of tomorrow.

SWCTN is supported by a £4.6m grant from Research England, and led by UWE Bristol. The three-year project is a partnership with Watershed in Bristol, Kaleider in Exeter, Bath Spa University, the University of Plymouth and Falmouth University.

The Bristol + Bath Creative R&D programme combines the very best research from University of the West of England, University of Bristol, Bath Spa University and the University of Bath, with the reach and community of Watershed, and an abundance of companies working across design, broadcast, performance, technology, publishing and more. Bristol & Bath Creative R&D is one of nine research and development partnerships across the country in the AHRC Creative Industries Cluster Programme.