Nottingham Trent University is Project Coordinator and technological lead partner of the RISE Project.

The University’s main areas of activity are teaching undergraduate and post graduate students, and research. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has 21,000 learners and 2,358 staff. This project will be developed by the Interactive Systems Research Group (ISRG), part of the School of Science and Technology’s Computing and Informatics Team, which develops and evaluates virtual environments, serious games and assistive technologies to promote the social inclusion of all EU citizens.

ISRG’s expertise/competence include:

  • Applying and deriving User Sensitive Inclusive Design methods for working with excluded groups;
  • Developing accessibility and design guidelines for cognitive impairment;
  • The use of interactive technologies to combat impairments;
  • The design and evaluation of novel ICT for the work preparation of people with disabilities and those at risk of social exclusion;
  • Designing serious games to promote inclusion.

NTU also organizes the annual ITAG conference linked to Nottingham’s annual computer games festival – GameCity.