After more than 20 years of sector advocacy and evidence building, the economic importance of the Creative Industries is now widely understood within UK policy. The contribution of Research and Innovation, however, is not.
There is considerable investment flowing into Creative Industries R&D through UKRI’s Creative Clusters and Audience of the Future programmes. These, together with evidence from an array of international programmes and some local and regional initiatives, are beginning to provide a body of data and information from which we can start to convene a programme of collaborative research.
This research will be a work in progress; and this site seeks to bring together a mix of insights, projects and deliberations which – between them – will start to shed light on the nature, mode of operation, effectiveness and impact of applied research and innovation in the Creative Industries and the wider economy.
Measuring local innovation in the Creative Industries
by James Doeser and Graham Hitchen
A place for local mission-oriented innovation in the UK’s evolving industrial strategy?
By Julie McLaren, Independent Research Consultant
Building tools for innovation for sight-impaired users
by Lisa Bowers, The Open University
Evidence-based investment in Creative Industries R&D
Transcript of a speech by Professor Andrew Chitty
Conversations and interviews on applied research and innovation in the creative sector
A selection of videos featuring talks and presentations on applied research and innovation in the creative sector