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MyWorld: Seed funding awarded for a new creative hub

20 March 2019

Plans for a world-leading creative media hub are one step closer to reality after a successful bid for government funding led by BVI in partnership with the region’s universities, businesses and community organisations.

Building on the region’s strengths in media production and technology, the proposed MyWorld Creative Cluster is a £30m bid led by Professor David Bull in partnership with colleagues across the university and from the Universities of Bath, Bath Spa and UWE; and in collaboration with 28 partners including Aardman, BBC, BT, Watershed, BDH Productions, John Downer Productions, Silverback Films, Films at 59, Zubr, Limina Immersive and Opposable Group; and supported by Netflix and YouTube.

This funding will provide new platforms for collaborative R&D and talent pipelines, alongside world leading facilities. The project is one of 23 across the UK to be awarded £50,000 each in early-stage funding from the UK Research and Innovation’s Strength in Places Fund. West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles said “MyWorld is an ambitious project, important in supporting innovation-led regional growth and illustrating the power of the region to work collaboratively and achieve a global profile”.

Read the full University of Bristol press release here.

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