From 2013 to 2015, Sero worked with the Digital Media Exchange Project (http://www.dmex.org.uk/). DMEx was established with the aim of supporting deprived communities and disadvantaged social groups in South Yorkshire to learn and use digital skills for jobs and businesses and be part of new economic opportunities in a range of digital media. It followed the previously ERDF-funded ‘Sheffield Community Network’.
The project was managed by a consortium of partners and part-funded by the European Union through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme 2007-2013. It was designed to promote jobs and enterprise by supporting digital media entrepreneurs to engage in cross-platform production for radio, television, web and mobile, building on existing infrastructure previously supported by ERDF and benefiting from investment in a new local television channel for Sheffield.
Sero’s role was to help with promotional events, publicise case studies of businesses helped by the project and to organise an independent evaluation. These can be viewed on the project’s website.