CebAI Partners

Our Partners

CebAI is launching with numerous different partners who have committed their resources to the Centre’s activities. These partners are engaging in different types of role – business partners, clients, regional cluster partners, international academic partners, and CebAI conference organisers.

Business partners and clients

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Pur'Ple Purpose by People logo
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CebAI will launch with a first wave of business partners and clients. Each will be involved in activities to support the development of the Centre’s new service and business ecosystems. These activities include co-designing the new digital technologies, piloting the digital technologies with their information assets, and co-developing new business models.

These business partners and clients include:

The Audience Agency is a mission-led charity, the purpose of which is to enable cultural organisations to use national data to increase their relevance, reach and resilience.

CERN Ideasquare is CERN’s dedicated knowledge transfer group. It explores innovation methodologies that support divergent research, problem reframing, and iterative testing.

Chemistry is an experience design consultancy based in Singapore and Amsterdam applying design as a strategic tool to help our clients solve complex challenges and create positive impact.

The Contemporary Visual Arts Network represents and supports a diverse and vibrant visual arts ecology, embracing a broad range of artistic and curatorial practice across the nine English regions.

Creative Problem Solving Inc. is an international professional services firm, specializing in services based on practical innovation, creativity research and real-life application. It helps organizations achieve higher levels of innovation by enhancing their ability to produce the new ideas and approaches increasingly demanded in today’s market place.

Digital Catapult is the UK's leading advanced digital technology innovation centre. It drives early adoption, making UK businesses more competitive and productive, to help grow the UK economy.

EIP Europe is an innovative intellectual property law firm providing a range of services in the UK, Germany and the United States, from patent, trademark and design registration, IP search and strategy, through to IP litigation

Fossbox is a network of researchers, artists, and technologists interested in the human creative potential in emerging technologies formed as a social enterprise in 2007.

Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms.

Kilburn and Strode are one of Europe’s leading firms of patent and trade mark attorneys.

The Open Knowledge Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that has set for its mission an open world, where all non-personal information is open, free for everyone to use, build on and share; and creators and innovators are fairly recognised and rewarded.

Perspectiv provide coaching, consulting and training to increase the quality and quantity of creative problem solvers in the world.

Pur’Ple are a consultancy based in Portugal that acts as advisors, purpose-builders, people evolutioners, and impact makers for a better world.

SAGE Publishing focuses on publishing impactful social and behavioural research and enabling robust research methodology. It produces high quality educational resources that support instructors to prepare the citizens, policy makers, educators and researchers of the future.

Think First Serve helps people in organizations think better, lead better, and work better together in pursuit of new ways to grow.

Our regional cluster partners

CebAI will work with other UK universities as regional partners. City is already a partner in London’s Knowledge Quarter, a concentration of knowledge-based organisations Each of the 3 other partners will disseminate know-how to regional clusters.

The University of Northumbria will disseminate AI knowledge to concentrations of legal and manufacturing clients in North-East England.

Lancaster University will disseminate AI knowledge to local small- and medium-sized businesses.

The Business Transformations University Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University will support exchange to digital economy sectors.

Our international academic partners

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The Centre for Advanced Visualisation and Interaction at Aarhus University in Denmark will contribute new digital creativity support technologies and research to understand better how to integrate these technologies into work.

The Marconi Institute for Creativity (MIC), the Italian Hub for Creativity and Innovation at the University of Bologna, will provide expertise on how people use of digital creativity support tools, in order to improve their performance.

Our CebAI conference organisers

TCCE (The Culture Capital Exchange) is an experienced leader that designs, develops and delivers successful, effective, and ground-breaking collaborations and knowledge exchange programmes between higher education and the arts and cultural sectors for mutual benefit and wider impact. CebAI and TCCE will co-organise annual conferences to bring together academics, tech start-ups, business partners and clients to facilitate new forms of knowledge exchange developed by the Centre.