Innovation-led collaboration: Lessons from StoryFutures


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Innovation-led collaboration: Lessons from StoryFutures

03 December 2021, 10:00-12:00. An online workshop: Click here to RSVP.

Hear insights and learning from StoryFutures' work with industry, and find out how to get involved in new opportunities.

Research insight is a major ingredient of creative, economic and social innovation. Funders are increasingly to enable academic-industry collaboration to develop new ideas, products and services. But such projects can be complex, and require a particular set of approaches to work well. There is often learning involved for academic institutions and their industry partners.

Royal Holloway is home to StoryFutures, a £9m+ innovation initiative that brings researchers from arts, humanities, social and natural sciences together with creative businesses to innovate in next generation storytelling. Using technologies such as virtual, augmented and mixed reality, it supports ground-breaking ideas and prototypes with significant creative and commercial potential.

In this session you will hear insights from StoryFutures’ work with industry so far, involving 35+ researchers in 20+ innovation projects, and engaging with over 200 companies in our region and Greater London. You will find out about:

* Academic and Industry perspectives on innovation-led collaboration

* Structuring successful projects: ideas, tools and processes

* Common challenges, and tips for overcoming them.

* Opportunities to get involved in StoryFutures.

The event will encourage interaction and discussion, with plenty of time for questions.


Professor Jen Parker-Starbuck, Head of School of Performing and Digital Arts

Kristina Glushkova, Business Impact Lead at StoryFutures

Charlotte Mikkelborg, Director of Picture This Productions and multi award-winning Immersive Creator

Dr Alasdair Pinkerton, Reader in Human Geography and Partners on a project with a one of the UK's leading immersive storytelling studios, ScanLab Projects.

Dr Hannah Wills, R&D Producer at StoryFutures.


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