Digital Research and Innovation Value Accelerator (DRIVA) Arts DRIVA is a £1.3m project supported by the European Regional Development Fund and Arts Council England.
The aim of the project is to provide SMEs and creative professionals, across the Coast to Capital region, unprecedented access to Gatwick Airport’s big data and a range of support including innovation development processes, R&D grants, expert advice and access to specialist facilities.
The project is also the official launch of the LGF funded ‘Satellite Catapult’ Data Research and Innovation Lab based at the University’s Moulsecoomb campus.
DRIVA Arts DRIVA provides technology SMEs and creative arts practitioners and organisations access to Gatwick Airport’s proprietorial data to develop innovative Next Gen products, services, experiences or artworks for the open market, in collaboration or partnership.
Arts DRIVA will also be working with key cultural partners on a number of discrete projects to take arts DRIVA out on the road to new creatives, businesses and audiences and explore data as a driver for creative experiences.
Building on the findings of the Fuse Reports into the local CDIT (creative, digital and IT) sector, this ambition stands on an existing national and international legacy reaching back over two decades across the fine arts and digital industries.