Billennium by Paul Blakemore
Established in 2018, the South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) aimed to develop a new, networked model of Knowledge Exchange for creative technologies and innovation; harnessing expertise across the South West region to deliver a series of interdisciplinary research and development programmes that would grow the capabilities and connections between the participating HEI and industry partners. The project’s focus on creative technology fused together arts, design, computer sciences, engineering and business development to deliver innovative new products, services and experiences.
Although now finished (view the final report) the scope for collaboration between health and the arts and creative networks is immense (see the ICONIC and GOALD projects). For more information on current work in the Arts contact Professor Mike Phillips.

Academic Fellows

Over the course of the project, a number of academics at the University of Plymouth were recruited as SWCTN Fellows.

Case studies

SWCTN was funded by Research England as a three-year project which ended in March 2021. The grant was part of Research England’s Connecting Capabilities Fund, which supports university collaboration and encourages commercialisation for products made through partnership with industry.

Along with the University of Plymouth the network partners were University of the West of England (project leads), in partnership with Watershed in Bristol, Kaleider in Exeter, Bath Spa University, and Falmouth University.

South West Creative Technology Network