This is the CWL News and Funded Project News Archive. It draws an informative picture on which stories relevant to the creative industries were happening during the AHRC-funded period of Creativeworks London between 2012 and 2016.

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World Wilder Lab receives second prize at N.I.C.E 2015 Awards

World Wilder Lab research conducted together with Chelsea College of Arts, UAL as part of Creativeworks London Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residency has been awarded second prize at the N.I.C.E. – Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe Award. The subject of the research: “PlanEt – Can data from plants help us to increase our city’s resilience?” was chosen from 15 nominees from submissions from all over the world. The award ceremony was held in Essen, Germany, on the 23rd of September 2015.

PlanEt is a digital device for collecting and visualising biological data from plants. Plants have incredible environmental sensing properties with ability to process data from multiplied sources. By using plants as sensors we can gain much clearer and better understanding of the current conditions of our environment, particularly important in the context of climate change. PlanEt promotes the notion of plants as sensors and is an open source technology – free and available to everyone, encouraging users to learn and understand the role of plants in our city, share valuable data to an online platform and build a collective knowledge of our immediate living environment.

The N.I.C.E. Award promotes innovations through culture and creative industries into the wider economy and society to tackle the major challenges of our future today. To this end, the N.I.C.E. Award creates visibility and know-how transfer for so far overseen innovations throughout Europe, kicks off debates and impulses in business, culture and policy alike and motivates cultural and creative makers to be innovative and more experimental.

Full list of award winners can be found here.

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Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.