REACT Knowledge Exchange Hub

Projects

To-date the following projects led by University of Exeter academics have received funding through REACT and the associated HEFCE HEIF Open Innovation Fund: 

 

Theatre Book - Macbeth

Co-investigators: Prof Regenia Gagnier and Dr Matt Hayler;
Creative Economy Partner:
Artists Davy & Kristin McGuire and the Royal Shakespeare Company;
Award: £30k (fEC) REACT Prototype Award, June 2014.
Learn more about the project on the REACT Hub website, where you can read Dr Hayler's blog post, and read about the recent event in the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol where the Theatre Book Macbeth was introduced.

Hidden Florence

Principal Investigator:
Prof Fabrizio Nevola (Art History and Visual Culture)
Creative Economy Partners: app developer Calvium, cinematographer Ross Gill, historian Dr David Rosenthal
Award: £10k HEFCE HEIF Open Innovation Fund June 2014 and £30k AHRC Follow-on Funding January 2013
Watch the short film about the free smartphone history tour app, visit the project website  and read a news article about it. Download the app for iPhone, iPad and Android

Lantern Slide Project

Principal Investigator: Dr James Ryan (Geography); Creative Economy Partner: Kin Design; Award: £15k (fEC) REACT Feasibility Fund, March 2014 and £4k HEFCE HEIF Open Innovation Fund November 2014. Learn more about the project in the blog and the REACT Hub website.

The Risk Taker's Survival Guide

Principal Investigator:
Dr James Lyons (English)    
Creative Economy Partner:
Rubber Republic Award:£50K (fEC) REACT Future Documentary Sandbox Autumn 2013
Watch a video and read more about the project on the REACT Hub web page. The team successfully pitched to an industry audience at the Ramillas Interactive Fund Pitch to win a beautiful trophy and prize of €3,000 towards further development. Read more about the success at Sheffield Interactive here.

Writer on the Train

Principal Investigator: Prof Fabrizio Nevola (Art History and Visual Culture); Creative Economy Partners: Amblr and author James Attlee. Award: HEFCE HEIF Open Innovation Fund £6k, November 2013 continuing work from originally funded REACT Books and Print Sandbox (£50K fEC) completed at the University of Bath. Learn more about the project in the author’s blog and the REACT Hub website

Digitising the Dollar Princess

Principal Investigator:
Dr Nicola Thomas (Geography)
Creative Economy Partner:
Bow Software
Award: £10,500 HEFCE HEIF Open Innovation Fund July 2013 and  £50K (fEC) REACT Books and Print Sandbox January 2013
Watch a video and read more about the project on the  REACT Hub website 
This project was shortlisted for the 2013 Exeter Impact Award for 'Enterprise'

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The Exeter Manuscripts Project

Principal Investigator:
Professor Emma Cayley (Modern Languages)
Creative Economy Partner:
Antenna International
Awards: £30K (fEC) REACT Project Fund May 2013 and £6,250 HEFCE HEIF Open Innovation Fund April 2012
Watch a video and read more on the project web page. This project was shortlisted for the 2013 Exeter Impact Award for 'Outstanding impact in arts and culture'

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Moor Stories: Reimagining the Dartmoor Landscape

Principal Investigator:
Professor Gabriella Giannachi (English)
Creative Economy Partner:
Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter (RAMM)
Awards: £30K (fEC) REACT Project Fund January 2013 and £6,250 HEFCE HEIF Open Innovation Fund April 2012
Read more about this project on the Moor Stories blog, the Moor Stories REACT Hub web page and the project web page 

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Sex and History

Principal Investigators:
Professor Kate Fisher (Historyand Dr Rebecca Langlands (Classics and Ancient History)
Creative Economy Partner:
Sophie Sampson
Award: £15K (fEC) REACT Pump Priming January 2013
Read more about this project on the Conversation Pieces blog, the Sex and History website and the REACT Hub web page. There is also a video on the project available here
Image credit: Wellcome Images

Exeter Time Trail / Placeify

Principal Investigator:
Professor Gabriella Giannachi (English)
Creative Economy Partners:
Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery1010 Media and Exeter City FC Supporters' Trust
Award: £10K Innovation Voucher in January 2014 and £15,740 HEFCE HEIF Open Innovation Fund 2013-2014
Placeify interactive web app is the second phase development of Time Trails. Find out more about the first phase of the project from here and in the Grecian Voices blog and the previous Exeter Time Trails blog. Shortlisted for the 2013 Exeter Impact Awards for 'The George Smith regional partnership' award

The Museum of Contemporary Commodities (MoCC)

Principal Investigator:
Dr Ian Cook (Geography)
Creative Economy Partner:
Blind Ditch
REACT supported MoCC in organising a ‘Trade Justice Thinkering’ workshop at the University of Exeter in January 2013. A storify detailing the day as it unfolded is here. 

Touching the Past

Principal Investigator:
Dr Linda Hurcombe (Archaeology)
Creative Economy Partner:
National Museum of Scotland
Award: £6,250 HEFCE HEIF Open Innovation Fund April 2012
This project was recently awarded a £100,000 Science and Heritage Development Grant by the AHRC 

The Ivory Bangle Lady: Migration, Ethnicity & Identity in Roman York

Principal Investigators:
Professor Christopher Knüsel (Archaeologyand Dr Stephany Leach
Creative Economy Partner:
Imagemakers
Award: £50K (fEC) REACT Heritage Sandbox February 2012
Watch a video and read more about the project on the REACT Hub web page