PONToon Approval Celebration Evening

Charlie IcetonPONToon

PONToon Approval Celebration Evening

In the evening of Monday 17th July, the Enterprise and Innovation team invited PONTooners and HotHouse participants to toast the approval of the PONToon Project. PONToon will employ digital technologies and creative practices in order to provide equal access to training and employment services and respond to the digital skills shortage that exists across all sectors. The project is focussed … Read More

Enterprise and Innovation Team Away Day

Charlie IcetonEnterprise and Innovation

Enterprise and Innovation Team Away Day

On Monday 17th July, the Enterprise and Innovation team embarked on an away day to boost morale and socialise outside of the workplace. The morning started off with a treasure hunt devised by Steve Jones, Head of Partnerships & Philanthropy at OCRA. It was themed around historical landmarks and hidden gems that can be found around Portsea, Gunwharf Quays, Old … Read More

Enterprise and Innovation Ambassador – June to July 2017

Charlie IcetonStudent Placement

Images from Charlie Iceton's placement year at the University of Portsmouth

As I reflect on my placement year working with the Enterprise and Innovation team, I feel a certain level of smugness from what I have managed to achieve in the past ten months. The skills and knowledge I have acquired from this experience are invaluable for my future in the creative industry. Exposure to software packages such as Adobe Creative … Read More

Transmedia Storytelling with Simon Wilkinson

Jaelithe SwanPONToon

Transmedia storytelling with Simon Wilkinson

The CCI PGRS Cohort are delighted to welcome Simon Wilkinson to the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, on Thursday 20th July, to deliver a lecture and workshop on transmedia storytelling, using a live project as a case study. Simon Wilkinson is a British transmedia artist. His work incorporates audio visual, installation, Virtual Reality, Electronic music, and online and performance … Read More

€5.8 million Franco-British Project to Help Tackle Digital Skills Shortage

Charlie IcetonPONToon

PONToon drawings by Louis Netter

Professor Joan Farrer, Associate Dean (Enterprise & Innovation), based within the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is delighted to announce that the PONToon (Partnership Opportunities using New Technologies fostering sOcial and ecOnomic inclusioN) project has been approved by the Interreg 5A Channel Programme (Co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund). The University of Portsmouth’s Faculty of Creative and Cultural … Read More

#UPsharemythesis Competition 3rd Place Won by Enterprise and Innovation PhD Student

Charlie IcetonPONToon

UPsharemythesis Competition Won by Enterprise & Innovation PhD Student, Carolyn Watt

First-year PhD student and Research Assistant for Enterprise and Innovation, Carolyn Watt, won the 3rd place prize in the University of Portsmouth faculty-wide #UPsharemythesis competition. The competition challenged UoP PhD students to Tweet their thesis in 140 characters or less. Carolyn’s research explores social circus (community-based circus activity) enhanced by digital technologies to foster female empowerment. Her PhD is partly … Read More

Sustainability in Film and Television Education

Charlie IcetonMedia Production Centre

BAFTA Headquaters

On Monday 5th June 2017, Toby Meredith, Media Production Centre Manager within the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, attended a BAFTA ran a workshop in Sustainability in Film and Television Education. The workshop was attended by several members of higher education institutions, the NUS and Learning on Screen. BAFTA is committed to reducing the environmental impact of the film … Read More

Erasmus+ Awarded in Partnership with the International University

Professor Joan FarrerErasmus+

Erasmas+, University of Portsmouth, MRSA Virus, Public Health Image Library

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, Enterprise and Innovation Researchers, colleagues and the International Office, in partnership with the International University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (IU) have been successful in securing €15,000 from the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Scheme to support the development of low-tech solutions to antibiotic resistance. The antibiotic resistance rate in Vietnam is amongst the … Read More

Enterprise and Innovation Ambassador – March to May 2017

Charlie IcetonStudent Placement

Innovolvement Fashion Hack Revolution, Charlie Iceton and Jaelithe Swan working on a garment

In the time since my last update, Innovolvement has hosted three more sessions: Urban Ecosystems, Team Go and Fashion Hack Revolution. Urban Ecosystems was a great success pulling in a huge crowd of students, academics and external guests. We had five guest speakers – including students, doctors and outside companies. It followed a similar format as Operation: Food Waste and … Read More