The BBC contribute the industry perspective to FIRM’s activities, with Dr Adrian Woolard - Project Lead R&D North Lab, and Samantha Chadwick - Strategic Partnerships Executive, acting as integral members of the FIRM Governance.
With specific attention to ensuring FIRM research plans maintain industry relevance, the BBC work to identify opportunities within the digital media sector as potential research areas for FIRM.
The BBC play an instrumental part in FIRM through assisting research into the development of digital platforms, and providing access to resources.
A collaborative project on the Internet of Things was initiated in August 2012, housing University of Salford staff within BBC R&D at MediaCityUK. A number of projects have also been inititated with BBC learning