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Market Hall plans to be submitted

Plans for the £7million redevelopment of the Market Hall are to be submitted tomorrow by RIO which will see them transform the derelict Grade II listed building into a cutting-edge space for digital skills, research, learning and entertainment. Working with Le Page...

Treasury’s Autumn Statement delivers major investment for Market Hall

The Market Hall development in Devonport, Plymouth, received a significant funding boost today as Chancellor Philip Hammond announced £1million investment for the new ‘digital creative space’ in his Autumn Statement. The sum comes as part of the Treasury’s ‘Cultural...

1:1 e-learning in schools boosts academic skills

Learning Foundation produced a parental survey showing that 1:1 e-learning in schools boosts academic skills. The consultancy works with schools to introduce computers for every child in a class, year group or entire school, whatever their income and provides access...

Digital Day is back for its 4th year

On 15th November, Digital Day is back for its 4th year, raising awareness of digital career opportunities. British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) have worked with thousands of students so far and are ready for another year! Digital Day is aimed at students aged...

Learning Technology Enhances Workforce Assets

Technology is now a seamless part of our world; in education, the workplace and at home technology enhances the learning experience and supports learner development. Sophisticated digital learning programmes can enhance the learner experience. By providing...

The Augmented Classroom

The new augmented reality mobile game Pokémon GO has been a huge success with more than 30 million people who have downloaded the smartphone app. The app takes players to real-world locations and simulates Pokémon for them to catch and battle. Using augmented reality...

The Market Hall community consultation events

The Market Hall is set to become Plymouth’s new space for digital arts, research, education and visitors.  In partnership with Plymouth University’s i-DAT (Institute for Digital Arts and Technology), City College Plymouth, Devonport High School for Boys and a range of...

Closing the Circle: digital, transport and the circular economy

RIO and the Market Hall are bringing a new digital event focused on how digital technology can solve transport issues to Devonport Guildhall on Thursday 16th June. The environment, health, resource depletion, productivity, urban growth and congestion are all problems...

Digital Futures: Engage – what’s it all about?

We want to inspire, open doors, create thoughts and improve futures Thinking back to those teenage days; what to do with our lives; what A-levels we’d do, what ‘job’ we might strive for, what road we might travel; we all remember a time when a conversation, an...

Design team appointed for Market Hall development

Four south west firms have successfully secured key roles in the Market Hall development in Devonport, Plymouth. Le Page Architects, Ward Williams Associates (quantity surveying), Hoare Lea (mechanical and electrical design) and Clarkebond (structural design) have...

Inclusive Technology Prize finalists

Find out more about the 10 finalists developing assistive living technology to help improve the lives of disabled people. In 2014 we launched the Inclusive Technology Prize to inspire people to improve or develop assistive living aids, adaptations, products and...

Getting to grips with all things digital

As a social enterprise that works with schools and young people – with an ambition to help young people to create a better future for themselves by unearthing and nurturing their interests, aptitudes and passions – we are constantly on the look-out for changes in the...