Foundry: Projects

Emoji Store VR


PlayWest worked with a network of 8 local schools, led by Mangotsfield to develop a serious-game (VR-based) prototype to teach maths, numeracy and basic coding skills. The project was also seeking to improve the digital skills of local teachers with a view to inspire the next generation to pursue technical careers, and also to present…

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Invest west launch

InvestWest is a new Bristol-based company, who wanted technical development for their idea to better connect investors to businesses in need of investment. A team from the codeWest enterprise studio worked on the project at the Foundry during 2019. is the resulting platform with distinct profiles for investors and start-ups. A start-up company issuer…

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Wellbeing – API Development

As part of an Office for Students – funded project, codeWest is developing the API and additional web portal services for a new version of the SAM App (Self-help App for the Mind). We are working closely with Bristol app development company MyOxygen who are creating the cross-platform app frontend. CodeWest developers are using Django/Python…

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I-Patch Pirates

ipatch logo

I-Patch is a serious game which teaches players about cybersecurity. Originally piloted in 2018 as an online exploration, the team at PlayWest expanded the experience in 2019 to maximise engagement and to feature new games about passwords, phishing and security updates, all within an online pirate world where organisational units and individuals can compete against…

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FreshSpring Junior

This project was to develop an e-learning site for primary aged children as a follow-on to their visit to the SS-Freshspring, a restored military vessel moored at Bideford in Devon. The site aims to connect the maritime history so visible on the ship to modern careers and technologies in the maritime sector. Here are the…

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Student InfoBot

This was an experimental project to develop a student advice chatbot. It was built using Microsoft’s Bot Framework (JavaScript/Node.js) and initially with MS cognitive services, though some components were later replaced with OSS alternatives (e.g. ElasticSearch as the knowledge base). Together with a student team on CSCT’s CAKE consultancy project, we worked with UWE’s advice…

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Anchor Society

anchor web site

Students working for the codeWest group worked with the Anchor Society, a Bristol charity for healthy ageing, to redesign their web site with a more modern, accessible and interactive look and feel. The codeWest team did extensive information architecture research with the client, including an analysis of the old web site and its analytics. The…

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Cyber DNL

This was a proof of concept project to support research around the development of a “Device Nutrition Label” for user devices when trying to access corporate systems. A mobile app gathers operating system profile data and uploads them to a server. A machine learning layer is used to assess the security of the device and…

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