Falmouth University AIR superfast broadband feasibility studies
Falmouth University's Academy for Innovation and Research (AIR) is a fresh thinking collaboration looking at driving innovation in the applications of superfast broadband.
Having already supported Superfast Cornwall Labs through hosting workshops and providing an online platform for the community on the AIR web portal, AIR sponsored five research feasibility studies with Cornish businesses to stimulate innovation in business models, applications, services and technologies that exploit superfast broadband.
The feasibility studies looked at initiatives including:
- developing a new online photo sharing application using innovative user interfaces
- next steps for a service that uses superfast broadband to broadcast real-time animation to handheld devices
- the feasibility of creating a film financing crowd-funding service, making use of superfast broadband to create a truly innovative and pioneering service
- a remote virtual reality application for training and safety procedures based on game engine technologies
- the feasibility of establishing a digital global supply chain and collaboration environment for a local film post-production business
Comments from those that took part in the feasibility studies show the value of superfast broadband and how much it is expected to influence these and other areas of work in the future:
"Working with superfast broadband is like working in the future. We are developing a new online photo sharing application that will really break new ground. Delivering user interfaces like this hasn't been possible until now." Melissa Mercer, Pixxcell Ltd
"Superfast broadband has enabled us to create a real first - a project about remote operation of digital animation characters, which will allow us to service international customers from Cornwall." Chris Chapman, Headcastlab
"We have investigated the feasibility of creating a film financing crowd-funding service, making use of superfast broadband to create a truly innovative and pioneering service." Denzil Monk, MovieBee
"Through AIR, we are working on user interface design and testing, the psychology of user interaction and user learning in virtual environments. With superfast broadband, the world is our oyster." John Cowles, Altcom
"This project investigates the feasibility of establishing a digital global supply chain and collaboration environment for a film post-production business based in Penryn. It could create a new industry for the county." Matthew Walsh, Visual Persistence
Click here for further information on these feasibility studies.