When we launched as a proactive ideas company it was a natural progression for us to aspire to originate and develop our own digital media products. This involved coming up with the concepts and developing them right through to sourcing funding and protecting our IP. In both the examples below we secured funding either through innovation funding or winning a prize and receiving investment.
The Story Station is an interactive gadget for filming and recording data for the cultural sector. After successfully acquiring some funding to develop the first prototype it has now been built. It was tested in an innovation gallery, The Culture Lab’s OnSite and made its debut at Open Studios at the Mushroom Works. We will be posting a case study about our journey soon. It was a swift learning curve!
Old School Vs New School was a winner of Northern Film and Media’s Big Society Big Ideas digital competition. It had previously been one of ten shortlisted. Drawing on the industry expertise of Peter Cowley, CEO of Spirit Media and former MD of Digital Media at Endemol and digital innovator Ewan Mcintosh Northern Film & Media were looking to help develop the strongest web, mobile and interactive ideas about how to make the world a better place. Ideas had to be from the North East but with global reach.
The beta for Old School vs New School is now live. It’s about to go through some big changes but in the meantime please register (for free) and have a look around: