Welcome

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.

Latest Essays

Data, Data Everywhere: towards ethical economic analysis frameworks to support creative industries R&D

Dr Caitlin McDonald, University of Edinburgh

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Economic, social and cultural value creation: the three faces of business models in the creative industries

By Dr Yang Zhao, Aston University

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Collecting and archiving immersive experiences

Dr Lora Markova, as part of a collaboration between CRAIC, UKRI and the V&A

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Creative innovation in live experiences and festivals – Unboxed: Creativity in the UK

By Dr Lora Markova, Loughborough University London

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Casts

Podcasts

Conversations and interviews on applied research and innovation in the creative sector

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Videos

A selection of videos featuring talks and presentations on applied research and innovation in the creative sector

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Projects

Creative Economy Champion

 

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Beyond the Crisis

 

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Building Creative Businesses

 

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East London

 

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