HotHouse Residential 2018: Collaboration – A Practical Exploration

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HotHouse 2018 was held in Winchester on the 14th and 15th June and gave 17 academic staff the opportunity to explore the possibilities and benefits, both intellectual and entrepreneurial, of collaborative working through a series of practical exercises and talks.

As part of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries commitment to fostering a climate of innovation, HotHouse sessions have been running based around key University of Portsmouth strategic themes. These sessions have been developed to take small groups of cross-disciplinary colleagues into an environment where a free exchange of ideas can be conducted, with a small view to developing collaborative, innovative project ideas.

HotHouse 2018 was based around supporting the development of Enterprise and Innovation – including applied research – within CCI and to increase expertise and knowledge of CCI staff. It also aimed to encourage, enable and support interdisciplinary activity resulting in third sector, commercial and UKRI engagement and provide practical tools and approaches to support colleagues in their enterprise and innovation activities.


Over the two days there were a variety of workshops and presentations given by a host of facilitators including: Paul Thompson, Joni Rhodes, Dr Bernie Byrnes, Ruth Walker, Charlie Lane and Dr Cressida Bowyer.

We really enjoyed the whole event and want to thank all the facilitators and attendees for making the two days so successful.