Projects

The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab

The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab is a partnership of seven Devon-based organisations, working together to help businesses analyse data to create new products and services, focusing on safeguarding the environment.

This European Union Regional Development Fund project enables us to collaborate with businesses in developing products and services with a positive environmental impact. This might be through using your own data; from other people's data; and, from the huge range of environmental data generated by our partnership. Alternatively, we can support you in the research and development of new to market or business products. The partnership includes University of Exeter, Exeter City Futures, the Met Office, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth University and Rothamsted Research. This broad set of partners enables us to provide specialist support for a wide range of different challenges you may face.

The Fab Lab Plymouth can collaborate with Devon based small to medium sized enterprises in developing new products using our digital design and manufacturing processes. This support is free to businesses working on developing products and services that have either a big data and/or an environmental futures element at their heart. The Impact Lab can also provide where applicable, grants from a SME support fund to cover 60% of the cost of additional goods and services bought in from outside the partnership.

Please contact Ben Mundy if you wish to discuss any aspect of the Impact Lab.

bmundy@pca.ac.uk 07496 601642

This project is part-funded by a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant awarded to establish an Environmental Futures and Big Data ‘Impact Lab’ in the Heart of the South West LEP area. With initial funding for three years, the Impact Lab will provide a business-focussed innovation ecosystem, which brings together the R&D assets and expertise of the area to generate innovation engagements between small and medium sized enterprises and the knowledge base, leading to the creation of new products and services.

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The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab The Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab

The Envi­ron­men­tal Futures and Big Data Impact Lab

The Envi­ron­men­tal Futures and Big Data Impact Lab is a part­ner­ship of sev­en Devon-based organ­i­sa­tions, work­ing togeth­er to help busi­ness­es analyse data to cre­ate new prod­ucts and ser­vices, focus­ing on safe­guard­ing the environment.
AYCH - Improving lives with design and digital fabrication AYCH - Improving lives with design and digital fabrication

AYCH — Improv­ing lives with design and dig­i­tal fabrication

The EU fund­ed Atlantic Cre­ative Youth Hubs Project builds a social inno­va­tion mod­el for young peo­ple sup­port­ing social entre­pre­neur­ship, employ­ment and edu­ca­tion in the cre­ative and cul­tur­al industries.
Made@EU Made@EU

Made@EU

Bridg­ing the dig­i­tal divide that hin­ders the use of dig­i­tal fab­ri­ca­tion knowl­edge and tech­nolo­gies in the Euro­pean cul­tur­al and cre­ative sectors.
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Fab Lab in schools

We want to inspire dig­i­tal mak­ers, devel­op dig­i­tal mak­ing skills in young peo­ple, and sup­port the dig­i­tal agen­da with­in the curriculum.
Skills Support for the Workforce Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Sup­port for the Workforce

Our Skills Sup­port for the Work­force project invit­ed busi­ness­es, artists and small traders into our Fab Lab to take part in a course that trained them how to use the kit and then how to adapt it to their practice.
HackFest HackFest

Hack­Fest

Part of Ven­turefest South West, Hack­Fest is a coun­ty-wide project for young peo­ple to come togeth­er to cre­ate prod­uct pro­to­types that respond to the issues of the future.