What is DRIVA arts DRIVA?

always possible are the event partners on the Digital Research & Innovation Value Accelerator project

DRIVA (Digital Research & Innovation Value Accelerator) is a £1.3m University of Brighton research project funded by the European Structural Investment Fund and Arts Council England that aims to provide technology SMEs, creative arts practitioners and cultural organisations unprecedented access to Gatwick Airport’s big data.

Over the next two years, the University and partners will be providing free, intensive support, access to facilities, resources and expertise alongside cash awards to bring together hundreds of creative and technology organisations and practitioners to make the most of data as both material and currency.

Cash grants

‘Superfused’ cash awards will support businesses and organisations in their application.


Access to Gatwick Airport’s live data

DRIVA Arts DRIVA participants will get exclusive access to Gatwick Airport’s proprietary data and a dedicated high performance data analytics computer suite.


Free events and training

We’ll be running a series of events and training sessions, from datathons to expert industry speakers, access to Women in VR inclusivity training and the University of Brighton’s CLEVER Creative Leadership programme as well as an on-demand programme in response to registered interests and needs.


Access to the University of Brighton and its partners

Participants will be eligible to access the University of Brighton’s world leading resources including the dedicated high performance Data Analytics Suite, MIT Fab Lab & Fab Academy and Digital Catapult Centre Brighton’s 5G Testbed, as well as data scientists and student teams.


Personalised business development programme tailored to meet goals

Participants will be helped to plan how to progress aims in one to one sessions with a knowledge exchange team and matched with relevant opportunities, expertise and resources.


Unlock research and development capacity

Participants will discover opportunities to partner with creatives, technologists and big data scientists to accelerate and outsource research and development goals.





always possible role

Between February 2019 and December 2020 always possible will devise and deliver an integrated programme of ‘Wide Angle’ events that raise awareness of the DRIVA arts DRIVA opportunity across the specific sectors and the Coast 2 Capital region of Brighton & Hove, West Sussex and the Gatwick Diamond.  We will programme the content with the University of Brighton.

We will the organise the logistical details and promotions of a series of events in the more complex ‘Focus’ stage, supporting content programmed by the University of Brighton.

Our objective is to develop good relationships with local partners, networks, professional and industry associations across the Coast 2 Capital area, jointly developing events and opportunities to interrogate and showcase the aims of the whole project.


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