Formed in 1998, the Omnium Research Group began exploring what they term online collaborative creativity (OCC). They developed new online environments aimed at enhancing the learning and teaching experience for art & design schools. Omnium has since expanded to create interactive software that would not only meet e-learning needs but social and business groups as well. They now specialise in providing an instant web presence for sports clubs, alumni communities, families, friends and many others. Profits from the Omnium Software and Omnium Design Studio are used to fund further research and a variety of outreach projects. The Omnium Outreach Projects aim to assist and aid developing communities through sustainable art and design projects. They encourage students, educators and professionals from all over the world to collaborate using socially aware and ethically responsive approaches.