CCI HotHouse Programme 15/16 kicks off with Democratic Citizenship

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HotHouse Programme 1516 kicks off with Democratic Citizenship

On Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of January, The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries held the first session of the CCI HotHouse Programme 15/16 focusing on the theme of Democratic Citizenship.

On early Friday evening, eighteen colleagues from across the University of Portsmouth travelled to The Brookfield Hotel, Emsworth, for an intensive 24 hours of innovative thinking. The CCI HotHouse Programme 15/16 was developed by the Faculty’s Enterprise and Innovation team, led by Professor Joan Farrer, Associate Dean (Enterprise and Innovation). The sessions will provide an opportunity for interaction and collaboration between researchers both from within CCI and the wider University for transdisciplinary engagement.

The programme encourages colleagues to refine their research, innovation and enterprise projects, in order to maximise the probability of success and lead to broader applications of their work. Developed with external facilitators from commercial backgrounds, the HotHouse is not only a place for knowledge transfer but also for learning based on systems thinking, systems practice and other proven business strategies to assist in the expansion of the research and innovation culture within CCI.

Professor Joan Farrer said she was “delighted and inspired by the contributions and discussions at last weekend’s Democratic Citizenship CCI HotHouse session and would like to thank the participants once again for giving up their time and being the ‘guinea pigs’ at our first session”.

The CCI HotHouse Programme 15/16 will continue with sessions on Sustainability and The Environment (5th/6th February ’16) and Future and Emerging Technologies (26th/27th February ’16). These will be followed up and explored further in The Sandpit Sessions, details to TBA.

It is an exciting time for the CCI Enterprise and Innovation team as they continue to grow and expand their community of learners.