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Centre for Applied Creative Technologies

Project description

Fellowships in cross-sectoral research for digital creative technologies

One of the best ways to improve European future productivity and enrich our society’s education is through exchange and support programmes for best experiences, achievements and training. For this reason, the EU-funded CfACTs project will support the programme of the Centre for Applied Creative Technologies – a research training centre, hosted at Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom, that will operate from 2020 to 2025, hosting six experienced researchers of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The goal of CfACTs is comprehensive R&D on numerous novelty digital creative applied techniques in a cross-sectoral collaboration with the centre’s industry partner organisations. The project will generate numerous improvements in productivity for various industries.


Bournemouth University (BU) will host CfACTs as a MSCA COFUND research training centre for experienced researchers (ERs), providing the international mobility and cross-sectoral experience through the well-aligned training and research programme. With the ERs’ research and innovation development on their chosen topics, it will bring significant change to the technological landscape by adopting novel creative technologies into various applications to promote well-beings and innovations. CfACTs will operate from 1 Oct 2020 to 30 Sep 2025to host 6 MSCA ERs (CfACTs ERs hereon). These CfACTs ERs will be recruited in two cohorts during the period 2020 to 2023.

The 6 CfACTs ERs will be full-time academic employees of BU, and embark on a two year programme of world leading digital creative technology research and training provided by CfACTs, and its Partner Organisations (POs, e.g. Sony, Emteq). Each CfACTs ER will have an opportunity to be seconded into one or more POs for the majority of their two year programme with full academic support to gain cross-sectoral experience. The CfACTs ERs will research and develop new applied digital creative techniques, collaboratively with industry POs; and apply them cross-sectorally for various applications including but not limited to, computer animation, visual effects (VFX), computer vision, visualisation, healthcare, retail and assistive technology. These new techniques will also bring important productivity improvements to many industries.

The BU academic expertise underpinning CfACTs is sourced from BU’s world-class National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) and as required, other BU centres of research excellence, including: Centre for Games and Music Research; the Orthopaedic Research Institute; the Centre for Archaeology and Anthropology, and the Institute of Medical Imaging and Visualisation.


Net EU contribution
€ 441 360,00
BH12 5BB Poole
United Kingdom

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South West (England) Dorset and Somerset Bournemouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 882 720,00