Between 2005-2007 I was the Director of the Digital Consortia; a Welsh Development Agency funded Consortia of Welsh Universities and industrial training partners. Aimed at bridging the divide between HE and industry the Consortia developed DVD based materials supporting SME’s within the digital design sector covering the areas of:
• Design Fundamentals
• Business & Management
• Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation
These materials fed back into curriculum across a range of academic programmes and encouraged the development of short course provision directly relevant and accessible to industry.
A series of lectures and workshops across Wales gave industry and students access to expert advice in these three fields in order to help the development of the digital design sector.