Community of Enterprise, Design and Innovation

About us

The Community of Enterprise, Design & Innovation (CEDI) is focussed on building collaborative networks with the highly innovative creative and digital industry sectors. The University’s four academic development themes of Student Engagement, Technology, Design & Innovation and Employability provided the impetus for the creation of CEDI, linking University and student activities with creative, innovative and design-led organisations.

What we do

CEDI supports the research, analysis, design and innovation processes that provide a distinct competitive advantage within innovative, creative and digital enterprises. CEDI supports start-up and scale-up activities, developing strong support networks that link the academic, student and creative digital communities.

Key CEDI services and activities

Digital Innovation Lab

CEDI has designed and developed a physical space within the University of Winchester Business School to support:

Contact us and find out more

To find out more about our work, contact Dr John Richardson, Director and Senior Lecturer in Innovation Management.

Meet the team

  • Dr John Richardson, Co-Director (Business, Enterprise, Engagement & Innovation)
  • Debs Wilson, Co-Director (Heritage Interpretation Design & Design Thinking)
  • Paula Doughty-Young, Project Manager
  • Kerry Wort (Design & UX Applications) 
  • Sam Barker (AR & VR Applications/3D Printing) 

Steering Group

  • Dr David Birks (Chair)
  • Brian Peaston (IBM Design Director)
  • Malcolm Garratt (RDI, FRSA & Creative Director of Images&Co)

Visiting Fellows

  • James Dorrell
  • Howard Matthews
  • Dr Janet Owen (Director, The Earth Museum)
  • Kevin Ward

Digital Innovation Lab networks and stakeholder partnerships

  • Local Enterprise Partnership/Council engagement
  • Heritage clusters
  • Enterprise M3 Innovation Support Programme (ERDF - £5.1 million)
  • Enterprise M3 Low-carbon Programme (ERDF - £3.7M)
  • Winchester/Hampshire/Solent Creative Networks
  • Small Business Charter engagement
  • Enterprise support networks
  • Student education/enterprise initiatives and incubation
  • Government bodies and agencies
  • National & international university networks