Data-Driven Innovation // 6th November

Making data real with LEGO®


Wednesday 6th November / 9.30am-12.30pm

The Projects, Brighton


Insights come from putting data to work.

Focus events from DRIVA arts DRIVA are longer workshop sessions, enabling people to manipulate, visualise, challenge, shape and make real all kinds of data – using readily available tools.

In this free event, you can spend time playing in-depth with LEGO®, using official Serious Play techniques with an accredited practitioner. Build models, representative structures and patterns that help unlock innovation and ideas for big data insight.

LEGO® Serious Play is a facilitated thinking, communication and problem solving technique for use with individuals, teams and organisations.

Please note that DRIVA Focus events are for participants who have earned programme credits and have already attended a number of Wide Angle or 1:1 sessions. For details of upcoming Wide Angle events, please visit



Vasilis Gkogkidis

Vasilis Gkogkidis is a doctoral researcher at SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit) at the University of Sussex where he researches gamification, LEGO® Serious Play® and Serious Games – and how they can support innovation management.

He is an accredited LEGO® Serious Play® facilitator working at GAMIFICATION+ where he helps organisations build their visions and strategies for the future and solve problems.

Vasilis also teaches Risk Management at SPRU and Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour at the University of Brighton.



What is DRIVA arts DRIVA?

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.

We believe that the super-fusion of data-driven innovation and creative practice with access to artistic and scientific expertise can drive economic productivity, community impact and place-making in our region.

By unlocking the commercial, creative, social and/ or critical, value of data of from Gatwick Airport, and generating insights into the 50 million people who depart and arrive on our doorstep each year, we can accelerate the development of an untold range of new data-driven products, services, artworks and experiences.

Over the next two years, we’ll 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.


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Who is running these events?

These events are designed and developed by projects and place-making consultancy always possible in partnership with the University of Brighton and a range of expert cutting-edge data-driven practitioners from the worlds of business, tech, the arts and academic research.





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