NEWS AND MILESTONES

Timeline of news on media, webinars and milestones

Flying Starter award

Over the summer of 2021 Keep•It•Human was awarded the Flying starter award by the Masood Enterprise Centre which resulted in hiring Strategic Innovation Support services from GreenOak Innovation, a Manchester based firm run by Dr Richard Watson. 

Aspect Fellowship Journey (July 2021) 

Excited to announce the publication of the Aspect Fellow Report by Keep•It•Human. It consists of a 3-part video including highlights of three months of frantic activitity in the Social Space and a 'cherry on the cake' on financial advice by Anchored In, for funding early-stage academic spin-outs. 

SOCIAL INNOVATION TOOLS WORKSHOP
23rd June 2021

KiH Journey

From Academia to Entrepreneurship. 
To celebrate our ASPECT Fellowship 2021, we are launching two new videos.
This one is our kick-off video explaining our transition to date and the final one will be launched in July, at the end of the Fellow programe. We hope you enjoy! 
Video produced and edited by Adriana Ruiz.

Adriana Ruiz - Marketing Executive. Keep it Human

Welcome Adriana!

We are delighted to welcome Dr Adriana Ruiz to our team at Keep•It•Human, thanks to ASPECT Innovation Fellowship. Her areas of responsibility are: 
  • Overseeing and developing marketing campaigns
  • Conducting research and analysing data to identify and define audiences
  • Devising and presenting ideas and strategies
  • Promotional activities
  • Writing and proofreading creative copy
  • Maintaining websites and looking at data analytics
  • Organising events and product exhibitions
  • Managing campaigns on social media.

Aspect Innovation Fellow event in Madrid

Following an invitation from Ágora-Lab, Keep•It•Human founder, Ricardo Climent, alongside new team member Adriana Ruiz presented the seminar "Music and Social Responsibility" at the Real Conservatorio of Madrid. The focus of the presentation was to discuss what it takes to convert Academic Research in Music and Media into a Social Enterprise to make a better and fairer world. The presentation was followed by a discussion with students and staff. Watch Video (in Spanish)

KiH Awarded ASPECT Innovation Fellowship 2021!!

We were delighted to humbly accept this award! Founder at Keep•It•Human Ricardo Climent has just become Aspect Innovation Fellow 2021. The programe recruit researchers across UK to act as academic champions for innovation and help develop an inclusive, supportive culture of innovation among social sciences researchers. The Innovation Fellowship programme runs from March to June 2021.



KiH will be at AVART 2021 Ionian University, Corfu on May 26-29

Stay tuned for our videogame workshop on May 26 at the DCAC Digital Creativity conference in Greece and some other contributions to other parts of this festival. We will reveal some insights of the social-affective mechanics of timbi.world and plans for modularisation of the videogame. 

ARC Alumni Ambassadors 2021

We are delighted to give back to the SUCCESS Accelerator programme by becoming Alumni Ambassadors. In 2021 we have been invited to a series of meetings with the new ARC Accelerator cohort  (a rebrand of the SUCCESS Programme). In our first meeting last January, we were highly impressed to learn about the exciting propositions by the new academic and social entrepreneurs. We will watch this space closely!
For more information visit ARC Accelerator.
ASPECT/ARC is a first-of-its-kind opportunity specifically designed to propel social science academics and researchers to develop ideas based on their research into businesses or ventures to help people, society and the economy.

Interview by Boston Games

" You may be familiar with current methods of philanthropy through gaming, such as fundraisers through streaming services like Twitch where players can make donations as they watch a game stream, or websites like Humble Bundle that donate a portion of their game sales and subscriptions. These methods are fantastic and have helped to fund a lot of good causes, but what if there was a way to integrate gaming and giving in a way we have not really seen in the gaming industry yet?

Two game studios, Keep•It•Human and Manusamo & Bzika, have put together a gaming architecture that has successfully implemented a new gaming philanthropy method. Their new title, Timbi World, does this by linking progress during gameplay to real world rewards; for instance, if you unlock an in-game skateboard you are helping Timbi World donate an educational skate pack to Maputo Skate in Mozambique, Africa. Through Timbi World's efforts with the Maputo Skate Project hundreds of children are now able to access a skate sporting program that will make a positive difference in their lives - pretty cool! This is just one way this title is making a difference."

Full article at Linkedin

Good Grant Guide Workshop 2021

 Very thankful to Ian Tracey and Nicola Musgrove for the invitation to attend their “Good Grant Guide” workshop on Tuesday 26th of January 2021. Very excited about the prospects and potential partnerships emerging

Timbi WORLD at Insonic 2020, ZKM

The ZKM | Hertz-Lab host year's edition of the »inSonic« Festival, examining the shifts, transitions and expansions in the field of music and sound art. Exploring to the use of disruptive technologies, like »Machine Learning« or concepts such as »Extended Reality« in videogaming.


Timbila Live Aid nomination

We are very excited to see Timbila Live Aid game among the three finalists. Results to be announced on November 21st, 2020. More details about the candidates for other categories (films, documentaries etc) For more click here

Time to celebrate!

November 1st, 2020 - Gofundme campaign 100% completed!

We have now reached 100% of our target
and raised 10 skate & educational packs for Maputo Skate, after our first ever live concert in the Timbila Live Aid game. Funds have now arrived at Maputo thanks to our 63 amazing donors. We are very proud of them.

MANTIS FESTIVAL 2020

1st November 2020
Our first ever in-game multiplayer concert at Timbi world Arena Island (first expansion), with guest performer and long-time collaborator Thought Universe (live synthesizers) . It was absolute madness!! Thank you all the attendees and congratulations to  our invited guest Thought Universe (aka Mark Pilkington) and his Manchester Sound.



October 8th, 2020 - Timbila Live Aid nominated for Best Videogame award!!

Thrilled to announce that our game TimbilaLiveAid has been shortlisted for the Best Video Game Award by the Acadèmia Valenciana Audiovisual!!
Check the list of candidates here 


We just started our profile on Linkedin with this impactful logo! 


Sept 19th, 2020 - 60% collected!
Message from Francisco Vinho, founder of Maputo Skate to our donors.


5 September 2020: First day of fundraising. Thank you!!!!


August 31st, 2020 - WEB LAUNCH!

People have been asking for further information concerning our Timbila Live Aid game for Sound Campus (Ars Electronica) so we finally have some news for you! Here is our new website.



July 8th, 2020 - ASPECT INTERVIEW

The SUCCESS programme is helping social scientists transform innovative and marketable ideas into a business or social enterprise.
We spoke to Ricardo Climent – Professor of Interactive Music, University of Manchester, and Founder of Keep•It•Human – about his ambitious project and what he’s hoping to get out of the SUCCESS programme. Read more below.


LIST OF ORGANISATIONS

May 1st, 2020 -  Masood Internship started: Julio Martinez Ferrer, a Business Development Intern at The Masood Enterprise Centre and 4th year Law and Business Student at University of Navarra has joined the team!!!!


March 4th, 2020 - Our SUCCESS 2020 Venture Idea accepted!

TITLE: Keep it Human – a gamified live musical battle. So, we are now committed to Success 2020, a 9-month programme run by ASPECT, for social science researchers developed through collaboration between LSE, University of Manchester, University of Sussex, University of Oxford, University of Sheffield, University of Glasgow and Cardiff University. So we are asked to develop a social sciences venture idea to be presented at a VC Pitch investment day in early November.