Codebase to help creative firms go digital

Published: 17 May 2019

Technology incubator CodeBase has launched a creative industries accelerator in partnership with the University of Edinburgh, Napier University and Creative Edinburgh.

More than 200 people are set to join the Creative Bridge programme over the next three years as part of the multi-million-pound Creative Informatics initiative linked to the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal.

The initiative is designed to give participants the skills to turn creative ideas into successful businesses.

We’re really excited about the partnership we’ve built in Edinburgh to help bridge the gap between creatives and tech...

Oliver Littlejohn, Head of Bridge Programmes, CodeBase

 

A pilot cohort is now underway, with participants coming from backgrounds in theatre production, music, interior design, data visualisation, photography, and publishing. 

Participant Tom Smith, a freelance musician and educator, said: “Creative Bridge is giving me a clearer sense of the viability of my idea and providing the toolset to turn that idea into a business..."

 

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