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CREATEC continuously seeks to create new alliances with a wide range of industry, community and government groups. Past and present alliances have proven to be mutually beneficial and for the wider common good.

European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) - Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health (ISCH)

European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) - Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health (ISCH)

COST is the longest-running European framework supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe.It is a unique means for them to jointly develop their own ideas and new initiatives across all fields in science and technology, including social sciences and humanities, through pan-European networking of nationally funded research activities.

The Domain Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health (ISCH) aims to support the development of knowledge and insights for citizens, democratic debate and decision-making in the public, private and voluntary spheres.

EU Kids Online

EU Kids Online

Funded by the EC’s Better Internet for Kids program, this multi-national thematic research network aims to stimulate and coordinate investigation into the use of new media by children. It seeks to enhance knowledge of European children's online opportunities, risks and safety. It uses multiple methods to map children's and parents' experience of the internet, in dialogue with national and European policy stakeholders and aims to stimulate and coordinate investigation into the use of new media by children.



The Hans Bredow Institute was founded as an independent non-profit organisation by the Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk broadcasting corporation NWDR in co-operation with the University of Hamburg in 1950.

The research conducted by the Institute focuses on mediated public communication. Emphasising its role as an independent observer, The Institute combines sociological, legal, economic and pedagogical approaches, because it strongly believes that contemporary problems of media development call for an interdisciplinary and a cross-national comparative perspective.

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Baby boomers are the most recent generational group that will directly benefit from a unique HeartNET study conducted by ECU researchers into the effectiveness of online intervention in promoting heart-healthy lifestyles. The ARC funded project, carried out by the School of Communications and Arts in conjunction with the Heart Foundation, serves to foster stronger relationships with members of the ‘heart community’, providing a new kind of support to those who need it.

Smart Communities

Smart Communities

The Smart Communities research group is currently engaged in applied research into integrated government services and regional networked neighbourhoods to support children and young people at risk. The main focus of our study seeks to explore the ways by which information and communication services and life choices available to children and young people at risk can be enhanced and improved through the integration of government technology and support services within an effective community networked digital neighbourhood.

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