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. Our pathfinders 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. We take an investigative look at the future of networks, ecologies, collaborations and research.


08.11.21 Digital Placemaking

A Fifth Twin for Bath: an Augmented Digital Twin?

by Stephen Hilton

08.11.21 Digital Placemaking

Researching Our Research

by Will Taylor