Made Open in Creative England cohort

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Two Cornish businesses have been selected to be in Creative England’s 2019 CE50 cohort.

Every year Creative England announces the 50 most “exciting, innovative and disruptive individuals and companies” across England, working in the fields of games, TV, film and digital media.

Previous CE50 cohorts have gone on to receive BAFTA nominations, opened international offices, revolutionised the way western products are sold to the Chinese market, and received the prestigious Nora Ephron prize at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Made Open was founded to find sustainable solutions to social challenges using strategy, design and technology. It has created a community platform that helps all members of the community to exchange information, services and resources with each other – giving people a means to engage with their community either directly or indirectly via referral to a supporting organisation.

Director Robert Woolf said: “It feels great to be recognised by Creative England. We’ve spent the last 12 months redeveloping our community platform which has completely pivoted our design business. It’s reassuring to know that people are excited by what we’re doing and can see the potential of our software to strengthen communities.”

Also making it onto the list is Falmouth-based Codices, which develops tools for online broadcasters to make, manage and monetise live interactive game shows. Codices is working in partnership with Amazon and its streaming service, Twitch to develop, Quizkit – a toolkit for broadcasters to create and manage live interactive shows.

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