In addition to the research expertise, the project is being delivered in partnership with leading sector organisations and networks in the region
The West of England Design Forum was formed in 2006 by a bunch of passionate designers and people working in the industry who wanted to create a place for designers, and those interested in design, to come together, be inspired and promote design.
Ten years on this is still their aim, and they continue to grow a dynamic, connected and thriving local design community.
Bristol Media was created in 2005 to support, develop and grow an exciting and competitive creative/media community in the city. It is one of the biggest creative networks in the UK.
They are an industry led organisation, whose primary role is to facilitate collaboration and growth within our region, delivering projects, events and opportunities for almost 500 paying members.
Creative Bath aims to promote and support the creative industries in Bath and the surrounding areas to facilitate growth and development.
Their members include not only people and businesses from film, music, publishing and new media backgrounds, but also lawyers, furniture makers, writers, engineers, designers, the list goes on.
The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership supports business growth and is working to attract new jobs to Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare – and the surrounding countryside.
REACT funds collaborations between arts and humanities researchers and creative companies. These collaborations champion knowledge exchange, cultural experimentation and the development of innovative digital technologies in the creative economy.
REACT is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.