The Building Research and Innovation Deals for the Green Economy (BRIDGE) is a new European Union INTERREG IV funded research project led by principal investigator, Dr Joan Farrer whose expertise is in Design and Materials. Teams from the Faculty of Arts work in close collaboration with teams from the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences (PABS) both share the project funding worth 2.4 million euros. The collaboration extends to French partners: MIRIADE, ESITPA, ESITC Caen, Normadie Incubation, Orne Development and ISPA.
Through the BRIDGE project students of University of Brighton are encouraged to share ideas and create a network of like-minded people across all disciplines, both staff and student members. Through this project students are able to learn about the business aspect of design, the importance of interdisciplinary thinking and team work as well as expand their skills in debate and conceptual thinking. Students have the opportunity to grow as an entrepreneurial designer maker, with potential funding and support, and work towards showcasing their work in November 2013 at our ‘Sustainable Circus‘ as a symposium, exhibition and business platform.