Local Heroes is an independent project led by Dr Stacey Hunter in partnership with Edinburgh Airport, Creative Edinburgh and Creative Dundee, and generously funded by EventScotland and Creative Scotland as part of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

The Local Heroes 2016 events programme has been developed collaboratively with Creative Edinburgh and Creative Dundee. Both organisations provide a platform for exchange between the public and the creative, tech, and wider business communities.