Education and Enterprise
Our aim is to become a crucible of design and media innovation, an incubator for the next generation of creative talent, and a source of knowledge and inspiration for global design and communication industries.
Our current portfolio has set us on the right path. We are a leading provider of employable graduates and innovators; we have innovative business support programmes; creative technology-focused Continuing Professional Development (CPD); business incubation, and services and facilities for digital design, media and broadcast sectors.
As a design ‘laboratory’, we provide a space for industrial future planning and prototyping, and play a key role in the innovation of digital technology industries. We are an Apple Authorised and Adobe Accredited Training Centre, run Apple and Adobe short courses, and help established professionals gain new skills through CPD sessions in broadcast and design technologies. In addition, we are a production company and a product development lab, Microsoft IT Academy, iPhone developer centre, an emerging user of iTunes U, and a place for digital business consultancy.
We host a range of events with a number of partners including Mozilla, who are returning for their fifth conference, and WONKHE’s annual event for those interested and engaged in higher education policy, people and politics.
Our Incubation programme for new enterprise has supported 640 London businesses, created 24 new businesses, developed 30 new products and services, enabled economic growth for 100 businesses, improved the environmental performance of 20 businesses and fostered new collaborations with 80 businesses, as well as creating new jobs for London.
Our challenges in this area include balancing the growing scope and scale of competition with the resources we are able to deploy to generate and support our industry partnerships.