Morning, Thursday, 22nd November 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will assess the way ahead for implementing key policies around research and innovation in the Creative Industries Sector Deal.
Discussion will focus on building R&D partnerships between universities and businesses and the launch of the new Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC), as well as investment in immersive experiences through the Audiences of the Future Challenge.
Key stakeholders and policymakers will also consider how closely the priorities set out in DCMS’s recently-published first Areas of Research Interest meet the needs of the sector, how they can best be delivered to support policy development, and how outcomes can effectively be measured.
The agenda also examines priorities for the development of a future research agenda to address key sectoral challenges - including identifying research and evidence gaps, fostering innovation across sectors, and improving links between creative industry institutions, the UK’s innovation framework and policymakers.
Further sessions will look at key issues around supporting innovation in the development of content, products and services - including access to R&D funding, collection and use of data, translating research into marketable products, and improving the interface between technology and creativity - and positioning the UK as a global innovation hub.