Factory 42 is a fast-growing next generation production studio creating world class content and experiences at the intersection of film and games. It is a group of producers, designers, writers, directors, engineers, artists, software developers, architects, academics and neuro-scientists that creates compelling, immersive stories and experiences. Factory 42’s partners include Sky, the BBC, Google and Magic Leap. Recent projects include a groundbreaking Sir David Attenborough interactive VR project—Hold the World—at the Natural History Museum, and a high-profile documentary, multiple VR experiences and a major exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum exists to inspire a love of the natural world and unlock answers to the big issues facing humanity and the planet. It is a world-leading science research centre, and through its unique collection and unrivalled expertise it is tackling issues such as food security, eradicating diseases and managing resource scarcity. The Natural History Museum is the most visited natural history museum in Europe and the top science attraction in the UK; it welcomes around five million visitors each year and its website receives over 500,000 unique visitors a month. People come from around the world to enjoy the Museum’s galleries and events and engage both in-person and online with its science and educational activities through innovative programmes and citizen science projects.
Science Museum Group
The Science Museum Group is the world’s leading group of science museums, welcoming over five million visitors each year to five sites: the Science Museum in London; the National Railway Museum in York; the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester; the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford; and Locomotion in Shildon. The Group shares the stories of innovations and people that shaped our world and are transforming the future, constantly reinterpreting its diverse collection.
The Almeida Theatre makes brave new work that asks big questions: of plays, of theatre and of the world around us. It brings together the most exciting artists to take risks; to provoke, inspire and surprise audiences; to interrogate the present, dig up the past and imagine the future. Since 2013, the Almeida has been led by Artistic Director Rupert Goold. Notable recent productions include Robert Icke’s productions of Hamlet (transferred to West End and screened on the BBC) and Mary Stuart (transferred to West End); Ink, directed by Goold (transferred to West End and moves to Broadway in 2019); and Rebecca Frecknall’s production of Summer & Smoke, which is currently running at the Duke of York’s Theatre. The Almeida was named London Theatre of the Year at the 2018 Stage Awards.
University of Exeter
The University of Exeter combines world class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. It is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. Formed in 1955, the University’s success is built on a strong partnership with between its students, academic staff and its industrial partners, alongside a clear focus on high performance and world leading research.
Exeter is the UK’s fastest growing and fastest rising Russell Group University, with the Research Excellence Framework in 2014 confirming its status as a leading research intensive university. It was one of the three largest recipients of additional Quality-related Research (QR) funding as a result of its REF 2014 performance. More than half of the University’s research is conducted in partnership with industry, Government agencies and cultural and social organisations, which ensures that the research it undertakes is relevant to society. This ranges from managing flood risk; to developing new lightweight materials for aerospace; to changing the way courts manage family disputes; to contributing towards world leading arts and culture.