Innovation, Technology and Design with Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino is perhaps best known as a pioneer for the Internet of Things. She’s been running the monthly IoT Meetup in London for hundreds of start-ups and entrepreneurs for the last ten years and her ‘Goodnight Lamp’ is in the permanent collection at the Design Museum. She’s also just published a book – Creating a Culture of Innovation. In this interview, Alex talks about the importance of Innovation, about what she has learned from working with companies big and small, and the value of design.
Understanding Research and Innovation in the Creative Industries with Andrew Chitty
Professor Andrew Chitty is Challenge Director for the Audience of the Future and the Creative Industries Clusters programmes at UKRI. Those are programmes investing best part of £100m on Creative Industries R&D, as part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy – from Story Futures Academy, the new centre for Immersive Storytelling, to Future Screens Northern Ireland and Wallace and Gromit’s Big Fix Up. What can he tell us about how research and innovation is conducted in the Creative Industries? Which sectors benefit and which ones are left behind? How can we ensure that the lessons from these programmes and others are learned to help inform future policy and support for the Creative sector?