Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries


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PONToonPartnership Opportunities using New Technologies fostering sOcial and ecOnomic inclusioN – is a project that focusses on up-skilling women in order to support their economic inclusion, via a fusion of digital technologies and creative industries. The model centres on community development, social and economic inclusion, and equality and aims to produce a methodology that’s not only scalable and transferrable but also applicable to broader demographic sets and geographical regions for continuing impact.

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Portsmouth, is lead partner in this three-and-a-half-year project with 11 UK and French partners, and a total budget of 5.8 million euros (approximately €1.5 million total budget to University of Portsmouth; 69% grant funded, 31% partner contribution).

Read more about PONToon at Enterprise and Innovation


  • Start Date: 07 June 2017
  • Duration: 3.5 years
  • Lead: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Portsmouth
  • Partners: 11 (UK and France)
  • Budget: €5.8 million
  • Grant funded: 69%

"We are proud to be one of the few recipients of such an important award which will have a significant impact in France and the UK."

– Dr Joan Farrer

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