This seminar will assess progress and next steps for implementing key policies around research and innovation in the Creative Industries Sector Deal.
Delegates will discuss the way ahead for building R&D partnerships between universities and businesses, priorities for the new Policy and Evidence Centre - expected to be announced shortly - and investment in immersive experiences through the Audience of the Future Challenge, as well as consider what further business support might be needed to deliver sector growth.
The seminar will examine 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.
Key stakeholders and policymakers will also assess the extent to which the priorities set out in the recently-published DCMS Areas of Research Interest meet the needs of the sector, how they might best be delivered to support policy development, and how outcomes can effectively be measured.
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.