BBC R&D joins the BBC bloggers
Its been a long time in coming, but BBC R&D or Research & Development which Backstage is part of. Has just launched its own blog on the BBC Blogs platform.
As you'd expect the first blog post is by the head of BBC R&D - Matthew Postgate. (Matthew recently opened the TEDxManchester event and of course his video can be viewed online here), and chooses to open the blog in a overview of what BBC R&D is and where its going. BBC Backstage gets a nice mention as a core part of R&D, along with its open innovation background.
Open Innovation is a core principle of how we work and builds on the collaborative traditions the department has worked to throughout its history. We appreciate the best and most creative work comes when we share what we know, and draw on a wide community to build on that knowledge. Many of our projects are collaborative efforts, with research bodies, fellow broadcasters, universities, and companies from around the world. For several years we have been supporting the 'BBC Backstage' program, opening data and resources to independent developers and 'hackers' from across the UK.