Tricuro and AUB are partnering to identify opportunities for staff and students to collaborate on commercial projects with support, including but not limited to digital design, digital fabrication and other technical support for mutual benefit.

At the outset, this includes investigating how photography can be used to better represent Tricuro’s clients, carers and families and the Tricuro services that they access. This collaboration will draw upon the skills and expertise of photography students, working alongside Tricuro staff and those whom we support to produce authentic and representative imagery.

In time, the partnership will explore new to the company innovation processes utilising AUB’s research and practice into digital learning technologies and platforms. The purpose of this will be to develop new capabilities within Tricuro that will ultimately help the business to diversify its income streams and support improvements in the sustainable delivery of key health and wellbeing activities.

We currently have multiple projects underway which positively support both partners. These include photography projects to support students in their portfolios and Tricuro with marketing material, and an assistive technology project whereby AUB are supporting services to better understand their clients/residents needs and how the university could support in the future with technology specifically built to support Tricuro in this important area. We are also launching an AUB/Tricuro design challenge in mid-June which is geared towards students designing equipment/utilities or support mechanisms which can support clients of our Day Services with everyday tasks or challenges they may face. The event runs for a week from Monday 12 June with judging on the morning of Friday 16 June – this includes an AUB funded prize pot of £300 for the winning design. Tricuro are also supplementing the week with dedicated mentor time to support students to better understand the challenges and conditions our clients face on a daily basis.

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