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Creative technology fellowship

Creative technology fellowshipCorinne Stuart (2011, MEng Engineering Science) has been awarded a one-year research fellowship with the South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN), funded by Research England in association with four universities across the south west.

The research questions she has proposed look at the environmental impact of data usage and who should take ownership of the effects it has.

The fellowship has a cohort of 24 per year, with a mix of academic industry and new talent who are all researching around the theme of data. Ideas that come from the first year can then receive funding for prototyping and further research and development.

Corinne discussed how the pandemic has impacted the fellowship, “There have been some changes to the project due to the pandemic. The first two workshops that were due to take place in Falmouth and Bath have now been made into remote workshops. We will all be joining from home and exchanging our ideas in that way. Many of the fellows including myself are reassessing how to best carry out our research as we cannot use the facilities or collaborate as easily. Lots of helpful conversations usually happen over coffees and beers which a video call can’t emulate!””

The South West Creative Technology Network is led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), in partnership with Watershed in Bristol, Kaleider in Exeter, Bath Spa University, the University of Plymouth and Falmouth University.

The grant is part of Research England’s Connecting Capabilities Fund, which supports university collaboration and encourages commercialisation for products made through partnership with industry.

Corinne was featured in the Young Univ Gallery last year, when she was working on Dyson’s first electric vehicle. Her portrait is currently on display in the Hall.

Published: 19 May 2020

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