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Distance Lab's hybrid funding model invites the involvement of
external industry and governmental partners. The partnership
levels available extend a broad range of access privileges that allow
organisations to tap into the Lab's research outputs and
Download the Distance Lab Partnership Programme brochure ...
Why partner with Distance Lab ?
Through partnership with Distance Lab, your organisation has a
chance to outsource some of its speculative research that
doesn't sit comfortably within your normal setting or activities.
For a fraction of the cost of an in-house innovation effort,
we can bring a radically-creative external perspective to the
table that would be impossible to obtain otherwise.
We help organisations who are looking to innovate with digital
media and distance in some way. We can apply our efforts
to products and services, to the way you relate to customers, to
internal operations, or other areas.
Working with a brief focused on your organisation's specific
areas of interest, we will generate ideas and create prototypes
that will give you insight into new approaches and help you
advance quickly through the innovation cycle towards real-world
We work especially well when you know you want to explore a
particular thematic area but may not know exactly how do it. We can
think outside the box for you and help you avoid missing the
next big thing.
Our key strength is our team of fearless
researchers. They are diverse, close-knit, and deeply
skilled. They are experts at unrestricted thinking and can
generate unexpected new ideas in almost any domain. They will
surprise and inspire you.
Our practical experience in a broad range of technical and
design areas allows us to bring new ideas to fruition, particularly
in the form of working demos and prototypes that could be
commercialised or otherwise disseminated.
Our team is led by Dr. Stefan Agamanolis, a graduate of the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an internationally
recognised innovator in digital media and communication technologies.
Stefan's work and that of his researchers has won several awards and
has been exhibited all over the world.
How much does it cost ?
Our partnership programme starts at GPB £5,000 per year. Benefits are entirely customised and can include:
- Co-defined project in partner's areas of interest
- Early sight of new Lab inventions
- Licensing and investment opportunities
- Company days and keynote presentations
- Access to Distance Lab events
- Networking and promotional opportunities
- Access to partners-only web resources (trend tracking)
- Access to our team for instant consultation and advice
At a higher level, partners can benefit from custom
prototyping and the ability to have an
employee-in-residence at Distance Lab. Contact us for more details.
In addition to the partnership programme, we also engage in
specific contract research and collaborative research
projects of any size. We can work with you to develop a brief that
achieves the results you need within your budget.
We also offer tailored workshops and seminars to
organisations looking for insight into digital media
innovations and foresight of future trends. Our innovation
retreats offer a mix of highland culture and
inspiration that will keep your employees energized and creative.
We enjoy hearing from any enterprise - small, large, commercial,
Contact us to open a
dialogue on how we could help your organisation transform itself
for the digital future.