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We've worked with some inspiring people over the years. Find out who by searching for a name, place or sector using the search bar below.  Alternatively browse our list of this month's featured people.
David Li

David Li

David Li has been contributing to open source software since 1990. He is a member of the Free Software Foundation, committer to Apache projects and board director of ObjectWeb.

Adrian Cockle

Adrian Cockle

Unbox Caravan Participant

Pete Collard

Pete Collard

UNBOX Caravan Participant

Annette Mees

Annette Mees

UNBOX Caravan Participant

Rachel Rayns

Rachel Rayns

UNBOX Caravan Participant

Gary Stewart

Gary Stewart

UNBOX Caravan Participant

Ebru Alkanat

Ebru Alkanat

Creative Enterprise Training Participant

Ebru Alkanat founded her own fashion label after spotting a gap in the market for stylish clothes for women during and immediately after pregnancy. She took part in Creative Enterprise training in Istanbul in 2015.

Asa Calow

Asa Calow

Participant - 'Living Research: Making in China'

Self-taught creative technologist, civic hacker, amateur biotechnologist, mathematician, and co-founder of MadLab.

Catharine Rossi

Catharine Rossi

Participant - 'Living Research: Making in China'

Cat is a design historian interested in researching, teaching, and communicating ideas about design past and present for a wide range of audiences.

Gorkem Cetinkaya

Gorkem Cetinkaya

Creative Enterprise Training Participant

Gorkem Cetinkaya is the founder of a creative hub in Eskisehir, Turkey. He took part in our Nesta Creative Enterprise training programme in May 2015.

Basar Under

Basar Under

Creative Enterprise Training Participant

Basar Under is an alum of our Nesta Creative Enterprise training in Turkey. His company Sonik Butik specialises in music production.

Irini Papadimitriou

Irini Papadimitriou

Irini Papadimitriou is a curator, producer and cultural manager, working at the forefront of digital culture. Between roles at the V&A and Watermans, Irini finds time for serial collaborations with the British Council Creative Economy.

Professor Jon Rogers

Professor Jon Rogers

Digital Futures UK/MX

Jon's work explores the human intersection between digital technologies and the design of physical of things. After some searching for a fitting self-description Jon is happy to be called a "creative technologist", a title which just about encompasses his highly innovative work.

Salim Tannous

Salim Tannous

Made By Many Particpant

Salim Tannous is the Founder & Director of the Beirut Creative Cluster; an internationally recognized and award winning organization that gathers 50 companies from the creative industries.

Lauren Bowker

Lauren Bowker

Creative Entrepreneur

Alchemist Lauren Bowker leads T H E U N S E E N with material science, knowledge and visions infused by Magick. She was recognised in the 2014 British Council/ h Club 100 Creative Entrepreneur awards.

Adebayo Adegbembo

Adebayo Adegbembo

Global Futr Lab Participant 2015

Adebayo is the founder and lead Programmer at Genii Games Limited. He is taking part in British Council/ FutureEverything's Global Futr Lab At FutureEverything, Manchester in February 2015.

Salem Al-Mansoori

Salem Al-Mansoori

Global Futr Lab Participant 2015

Salem Al-Mansoori is an award-winning interdisciplinary designer, and a maker of generative, data-driven, narrative-based works. He is taking part in British Council/ FutureEverything's Global Futr Lab At FutureEverything, Manchester in February 2015.

Venzha Christ

Venzha Christ

Global Futr Lab Participant 2015

Venzha Christ is a new media artist who has set up a new media art lab called ‘HONF’ in Yogyakarta. He is taking part in British Council/ FutureEverything's Global Futr Lab At FutureEverything, Manchester in February 2015.

Bhavani Esapathi

Bhavani Esapathi

Global Futr Lab Participant 2015

Bhavani Esapathi is a writer and researcher on digital culture & tech innovation within the creative sector. She is taking part in British Council/ FutureEverything's Global Futr Lab At FutureEverything, Manchester in February 2015.

Hee-Eun Kim

Hee-Eun Kim

Global Futr Lab Participant 2015

Hee Eun Kim is a researcher studying digital media and all the related fields of creative media in CrossMediaLab at Ewha Womans University in Korea. She is taking part in The British Council/ FutureEverything's Global Futr Lab At FutureEverything, Manchester in February 2015.

Nozomi Matsuyama

Nozomi Matsuyama

Global Futr Lab Participant 2015

Matsuyama is an award winning creative film maker from Osaka, Japan. She is taking part in British Council/ FutureEverything's Global Futr Lab At FutureEverything, Manchester in February 2015.

Ivan Pasichnyk

Ivan Pasichnyk

Global Futr Lab Participant 2015

Ivan Pasichnyk is an experienced engineer and CEO of Ukrainian start-up Ecois.me. He is taking part in British Council/ FutureEverything's Global Futr Lab At FutureEverything, Manchester in February 2015.

Anab Jain

Anab Jain

Superflux is an Anglo-Indian design practice based in London, with roots and networks in Ahmedabad, India.

Yuri Suzuki

Yuri Suzuki

Yuri’s work blends technological know-how and great ideas with playful, thought-provoking results.

Kerem Alper

Kerem Alper

YCE

Kerem Alper is the co-founder of ATÖLYE Istanbul a creative community space, which promotes collaborative working.

Dai Qin

Dai Qin

YCE

In 2012 Qin and her team started the digital publishing/reading service, Douban Read. The platform encourages non-professional writers to publish their non-fiction works. The Douban Read app, has been downloaded by more than 4 million users, with 400,000 actively using it per month.

Katherine Jewkes

Katherine Jewkes

Recife: The Playable City Partner

Katherine is Digital Associate at National Theatre Wales, where she helps people to playfully integrate digital technology into their creative practice.

H.D Mabuse

H.D Mabuse

Recife: The Playable City participant

Brazilian artist H.D. Mabuse remixes visual arts, design and music, often for social good.

Ben Barker

Ben Barker

UnBox LABS 2014 participant

Ben Barker is an experience designer and founder of design practice PAN Studio, producing interactive objects for installations and immersive theatre, and creating experimental objects designed to find new ways of enriching everyday living.

Cassie Robinson

Cassie Robinson

UnBox LABS 2014 participant

Cassie is a Director of the Point People, a network whose tag line is "Where Worlds Meet"

Nikhil Shah

Nikhil Shah

YCE

Nikhil Shah, co-founder of Mixcloud and independent record label ManMakeMusic, is part of the British Council's Creative Entrepreneur network.

Nhat Linh Phan Gia

Nhat Linh Phan Gia

YCE

Nhat Linh, Founder, Yxine Film Fest

Tom Higham

Tom Higham

Tom is Executive Producer at FutureEverything, one of the UK's leading festivals in digital art and innovation.

Bassem Elhady

Bassem Elhady

YCE

Bassem is an Egyptian Computer and Systems Engineer and Social Entrepreneur. He co-founded social media firm Kijamii and TEDxCairo.

Rohan Gunatillake

Rohan Gunatillake

CLI Participant 2011

Rohan is a producer and consultant specialising in cultural innovation.

James Bridle

James Bridle

YCE

James Bridle is a writer, artist, publisher and technologist usually based in London, UK. His work covers the intersection of literature, culture and the network.

Clare Reddington

Clare Reddington

YCE Finalist

Clare Reddington is the Creative Director of Watershed. She was a finalist in the UK Young Interactive Entrepreneur 2009 and was featured in Wired magazine's ‘100 people who shape the Wired world’ in the last three years.

Elena Fortes Acosta

Elena Fortes Acosta

YCE

Elena is director of Ambulante, a non-profit organisation working to support and promote a documentary film culture in Mexico

Ridwan Kamil

Ridwan Kamil

YCE

Ridwan Kamil is an award-winning architect based in Bandung and founder of the Bandung Creative City Forum. In 2013 he was elected mayor of Bandung, a post he will hold until 2018.