Super-fusing for Data

  • 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • General
  • Free
  • Falmer

Meet extraordinary people who can help you super-fuse your ideas

Thinking is easy. Making it real is harder.

How do we forge meaningful partnerships? What skills are needed? How do we make it happen? 

'Superfusion' is where commercial technological innovation meets enlightened abstract creativity. There are bags of both in Sussex, but splicing it together is sometimes harder than it looks. The DRIVA arts DRIVA project is unlocking sets of unique, real-time big data and helping tech innovators to build from it and arts practitioners to create experiences from it. In this free event, you will be introduced to people who can help you, challenge you, collaborate with you and enable you to build a superfused team around your idea.

A specialist design-thinking facilitator will help you to think around opportunities and challenges, around which big data, creative practice and tech innovation will play a part. There will be short intros and networking from researchers, artists, tech innovators, corporate partners and entrepreneurs from across the programme - with information on how to take your ideas further into the FOCUS stage of this programme.

What is DRIVA arts DRIVA?

DRIVA (Digital Research & Innovation Value Accelerator) is a £1.3m University of Brighton research project funded by the European Structural Investment Fund and Arts Council England that aims to provide technology SMEs, creative arts practitioners and cultural organisations unprecedented access to Gatwick Airport’s big data. They believe that the super-fusion of data-driven innovation and creative practice with access to artistic and scientific expertise can drive economic productivity, community impact and place-making in our region.

By unlocking the commercial, creative, social and/ or critical, value of data from Gatwick Airport, and generating insights into the 50 million people who depart and arrive on our doorstep each year, they can accelerate the development of an untold range of new data-driven products, services, artworks and experiences.

Over the next two years, they'll be providing free, intensive support, access to facilities, resources and expertise alongside cash awards to bring together hundreds of creative and technology organisations and practitioners to make the most of data as both material and currency.

Register here.