Bristol+Bath Creative R+D is a £6.8 million collaboration to take the Bristol and Bath cluster to the next level by forging connections, sharing knowledge and creating new opportunities.

We offer a suite of support to the region’s businesses, creatives, artists and thinkers to experiment with new and emerging technologies, conduct research, and develop prototype products and experiences to share with the public. We are contributing to the development of Bristol and Bath’s thriving creative economy by supporting a socially responsible environment for innovation that is inclusive and sustainable, which puts people first, and is underpinned by careful research. Our team is drawn from UWE Bristol, Bath University, Bath Spa, Bristol University, and Watershed.

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From 2019 - 2023 we will run 5 different pathfinders and explorations.

Strands 1 - 3 are Pathfinders, which are themed creative R+D projects designed to lead the Bristol + Bath cluster into the future, engage with emergent technologies and develop a diverse new talent base. Strands 4 + 5 are explorations taking an investigative look at the future of networks, ecologies, collaborations and research.


12.10.21 Amplified Publishing

Unfolding the Free Sheet

by Louise Brailey

04.10.21 Amplified Publishing

AI-based Illustration Tools

by Vinay P. Namboodiri

01.10.21 Amplified Publishing

An (im)possible romance between VR and literature

by Agnieszka Przybyszewska