Bristol+Bath Creative R+D is a new, £6.8 million collaboration that aims to raise the bar for the region’s creative industries. The five-year programme seeks to forge connections and partnerships in Bristol and Bath, sharing knowledge, creating crossovers and even greater opportunities in what’s already one of the most vibrant clusters in the UK.

This first-of-a-kind collaboration between the region’s four universities - UWE Bristol, Bath Spa, the University of Bath and the University of Bristol - and digital creativity centre Watershed, intends to break down the doors, connecting the worlds of university research and creative business to develop a shared vision for tomorrow’s creative industries. We are also host to Creative Workforce for the Future, working with cultural organisations and companies across the region to connect them to exceptional talent from underrepresented backgrounds.

We’re here to make a real and lasting impact. To attract new talent and foster the next generation of original, diverse, creative minds. We want Bristol and Bath to carry the torch for jaw-dropping innovation, creating the most inventive, compelling new products, services and experiences. And we want to achieve this in an inclusive and sustainable way, working as one to create a positive economic, social and cultural impact.

Together, we’re ready to make this happen. We’d like to invite you to join us.