CR&D Call Launch Event

Exterior shot of M Shed

Date: May 4, 2022

Creative sector

On Tuesday 26 April MyWorld in collaboration with Digital Catapult marked the launch of the first funding opportunity from the programme, a Collaborative Research and Development (CR&D) Call.  

The event was a sell-out with over 100 attendees across research communities and industries in the creative technology sector, all coming together to celebrate the vibrant CreaTech and media production industry.

The event provided an opportunity to network, better understand the programme’s funding opportunities as well as gain an insight into MyWorld’s vision for cementing the West of England’s position in the global creative technology industry. 

Exterior shot of M Shed

Image credit: Tom Poole

Neill Campbell presenting case study

There was an exhilarating buzz as we all enjoyed meeting in person for the first time in months, and a broad range of speakers, including MyWorld partner CAMERA, and local business Motion Impossible illustrated how industry and universities have collaborated to deliver cutting edge projects.

Mark Leaver who is leading the Impact and Business Development work stream, hosted a lively panel discussion which addressed some of the upcoming industry challenges. The whole event can be watched via the event recording below.

It was amazing to see everyone together again and buzzing with excitement. I am looking forward to supporting academics and businesses form collaborative research partnerships that will drive innovation in creative technologies

Thanh Quan-Nicholls

Partnerships and Industry Engagement Manager, Digital Catapult

Get in touch

If you’d like to discuss how you might go about forming a collaboration or need help forming a partnership and making contact with a research organisation, please get in touch with Thanh by emailing

For more information and to stay up to date make sure you follow MyWorld on Twitter, LinkedIn and join the LinkedIn MyWorld BristolBath: Networking and Collaboration group to talk directly with other interested parties.

If you have any questions around the CR&D call or would like to gain a wider understanding of the call, you can now watch back Innovate UK’s Applicant Briefing Webinar through the IFS website.

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