Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy
Knowledge Exchange Hubs, working as consortia, connect excellent research in the arts and humanities with a range of creative and cultural organisations to generate new and exciting knowledge exchange opportunities, foster entrepreneurial talent, and stimulate innovation and contribute to the development of the UK’s Creative Economy. Knowledge Exchange Hubs further information.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships support UK businesses wishing to improve their competitiveness, productivity, and performance. The Partnerships do this by accessing the knowledge and expertise available within UK universities and colleges. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships funding opportunity.
Follow-on Funding Scheme
The Follow-on Funding Scheme offers flexible funding to encourage creativity, accommodate risk, and promote innovative activities in support of knowledge exchange, public engagement, active dissemination, or commercialisation activities that have emerged during a current project - or are supplementary to a completed AHRC-funded project. Follow-on funding opportunity.
AHRC Videogames Research Networking
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) are pleased to announce a call for collaborative research projects with a particular focus on videogames, under a programme of Research Networking.
The AHRC Videogames Research Networking call is intended to bring together arts and humanities researchers, researchers from other disciplines, videogames developers and other parties whose interests complement the call to explore ideas and maximise opportunities for bringing new insights, creativity and knowledge to the video games industry to deliver mutual benefits. Videogames Research Networking Funding opportunity.
Digital Research and Development Fund for the Arts
The Digital Research & Development Fund for the Arts is a partnership between, Arts Council England, the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA). The £7 million fund supports collaboration between organisations with arts projects, technology providers, and researchers.
Awards of up to £125k for projects that use digital technology to enhance audience reach and/or develop new business models for the arts sector. With a dedicated researcher or research team as part of the three-way collaboration, learning from the project can be captured and disseminated to the wider arts sector. Digital Research and Development funding opportunity.
Collaboration with Innovate UK on Data Exploration
The AHRC collaborated with Innovate UK to support a joint call for collaborative research and development proposals on Data Exploration as a part of their ICT strategy. Areas highlighted include the potential for technological innovation to address issues such as collaborative exploration, low-cost visualisation and immersive interaction with data (e.g. using interfaces such as touch, speech, gesture, emotion-sensing) across a range of sectors.