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BBC Innovation Labs
Autumn and Winter 2005, Spring 2006
Working with the BBC to present two Intro days about its pilot series of ‘Innovation Labs’ for London-, North West- and Yorkshire-based new media companies

102 Seddon House
Barbican, London
United Kingdom
[was 103 Seddon House]

 Online map (from Google)


22/11: All information for the BBC side of this project is now at Spy-related information will be posted here.
17/11: Added Timetable for first London Intro day
15/11: If you are having problems emailing [email protected] please for now email [email protected]
14/11: The programme for the two Intro days will be published shortly. Please arrive at 9:00 am for registration and coffee; the event will start at 9.30. The day will conclude around 5 pm.
11/11: The London Intro days are now fully booked. However, if you would like to join the waiting list please contact us. We will also add you to a mailing list for future Labs.
11/11: Added section on ‘Intro days’


As part of the process of opening up its new media production and development to independent producers, the BBC is collaborating with Creative London, ERDF Objective One, Yorkshire Forward, Screen Yorkshire, North-West Vision, and Unexpected Media on a pilot series of ‘Innovation Labs’ in February and March 2006. I am working with Unexpected Media to create, programme and promote the Intro events.

Three pilots will run around the UK: one in London, one in the North West and one in Yorkshire, based on support from Regional Development Agencies.

There will two Intro days about its pilot series of ‘Innovation Labs’ for London-based new media companies on Friday 18 November 2005, and Friday 25 November. There will be an Intro day in the North West on 28 November.

The Labs are creative workshops in which interdisciplinary teams of professional creative technologists, application designers, software developers and interactive media designers will have the opportunity develop prototypes for innovative applications and services which could be commissioned by the BBC.

More information about the Labs follows. To reserve a place people should contact [email protected]

Places are limited to 50 companies per day, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. We anticipate being over-subscribed, so people should contact us early if they are interested in coming.

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Nico Macdonald | Spy 2005