Research & Development
Data is key to strategic planning and at Creative Developments we love data. Whether that data comes from existing research or from research we need to create, we have the tools, skills and experience to help you develop your business or creative industries sector. We develop research plans, execute research and provide a variety of reporting options to ensure you and your stakeholders can understand and act on that research. Simply call to start your R&D dialogue with us today.
Examples of Projects
Arts Taunton & Richard Huish College - Arts Taunton wanted to map aspects of its cultural assets within the Borough of Taunton Deane and we were commissioned to make this happen. We created a research plan and platform for displaying that data for public and stakeholder use but also devised a element that utilised students at Richard Huish College. Working with the college and its students we executed a research programme and had students complete a range of research activities. We provided the tools and dialogue the students needed to complete the work, which culminated in the development of a website and database for the date.
Somerset Innovation + Design - Though our director is chairman of Somerset Innovation + Design (SID), it was clear the the EU; through a funding programme in the UK called iNet Creative Industries; wanted to businesses to learn more about sustainable design but did'nt;t know how to engage. By working with Creative Developments (part of ADK Ltd) we managed to create a plan for a Sustainable Business by Design project. This entailed £25k of EU funding and match funding of £25k bringing a total project of £50k to this directive. The result saw research we delivered to enable us to develop a national conference on sustainable design, a range of workshops, data collection on business responses and a knowledge exchange with Design South West, Design Council, Somerset County Council, Exeter College, Somerset College, South West Screen and The Design Programme.
Somerset County Council Economic Development - We were tasked by lead economic development officer to review all economic development information and produce a report for Somerset County Council. After reviewing all information systems, interviewing all heads of departments, completing relevant research and analysing data we produced a report of findings and recommendations. This also included a presentation at Dillington House to county council heads, managers and staff. Report was used to develop new services and information for the council.
Innovation Symposium - Innovation is the act of introducing something new or doing something in a different way and from the business perspective that doesn’t just mean being creative. This Innovation Symposium is designed to showcase some fine local examples of innovation in practice and help you see how some companies have managed to implement successful innovation strategies and as a result improve their bottom line.