The first programme is a virtual training course as part of the ‘Digital Research and Innovation Value Accelerator’ (DRIVA) project, which connects Gatwick Airport’s big data with small and medium size enterprises.
The TV channel, which will be known as Connected Futures TV, will provide a seamless experience for project members who will be able to access a wealth of digital content starting with ‘DRIVA Arts DRIVA’, a £1.3m project, supported by the European Regional Development Fund and Arts Council England.
The project gives the creative sector and technology businesses access to Gatwick Airport’s big data and a range of support, including an online innovation community of stakeholders, with sign up to dedicated events, R&D opportunities and resources, as well as commercialisation support and remote training.
Tech Circus TV produce educational events for the digital design, product and UX community, and is the first online UX event community space. The bespoke Connected Futures TV channel will provide members access to training, talks, meet ups and other workshop elements of the DRIVA project in addition to a private members’ zone.
The initial programme of events on DRIVA TV includes:
- Design and build for data-driven innovation
28 September, 6pm
How do you design and build data-driven products? Learn the human-centred UXD flow for generating and automating actionable insights.
- Intro to the Gatwick data feed
5 October, 6pm
Background to the Gatwick Airport Ltd data; collection, structure and meaning of the data fields; introduction to the data dictionary; how to access and work with data previously collection from the API.
- Geo data economies
12 October, 6pm
What is internet of place? How does geodata play out for next generation UXD?
- Internet of place datathon
26 October, 6pm
Working with the live data feed; accessing the API; using the Gatwick API R package to collect data; analysis and visualisation of collected data.
- 5G, IoT and Smart Cities
2 November, 6pm
Introducing fundamentals of 5G native, edge analytics for UXD for DX, XR, IoT, and Smart Cities.
Professor Karen Cham FRSA, Academic Lead Connected Futures, Professor of Digital Transformation Design said: “It’s too easy to be over concerned about the rate of technological change that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced upon us. The outcomes of taking the DRIVA project 100% virtual are extended reach and scale of participation, accelerating knowledge exchange into people’s homes and on demand, demonstrating the University of Brighton is leading the way on defining an inclusive virtual future”.
If you are interested in becoming part of the DRIVA community, or have any questions about the DRIVA Arts DRIVA project, you can contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign up online.
DRIVA members will be able to access a free pass to the virtual Brighton Music Conference on the 2 October.
The Brighton Futures tackle today’s most pressing challenges through collaborative research and enterprise, generating new insights and practical solutions to improve lives and transform the way we live.
Connected Futures describe who we are, what we do and the futures we are helping to build. They draw on our existing strengths and focus our ambitions around the specific themes of digital economy, immersive simulations and virtualisation, digital health and complex systems.
Our research breaks boundaries, bringing together diverse disciplines, international partners and individuals from academia, industry and beyond. As a locally-embedded, globally-influential university, we make a tangible difference through our collective curiosity and extensive collaborations.
DRIVA (Digital Research and Innovation Value Accelerator) Arts DRIVA is a £1.3m University of Brighton research project funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and Arts Council England that aims to provide technology SMEs, creative arts practitioners and cultural organisations supported and authorised access to Gatwick Airport’s big data.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.