Creative Works London Dinner Debate: ‘A New Industrial Revolution’?
With Rt Hon David Willetts Minister of State for Universities and Science
Tuesday 4th February 2014
At St George’s House, Windsor Castle
‘A New Industrial Revolution?’
Much championed, the new Digital Creative Industries are often perceived as being clustered around relationships with London’s leading universities. Indeed recent research shows an intriguing map of connectivity and cross cutting relations between the leaders of these companies and the Academy. Is this really the case, however, and how significant are these networks? How do these relationships manifest themselves and what are the opportunities and potential for better and deeper connectivity between the two? Beyond the much-discussed economic power of the new creative digital sectors, what other forms of value are emerging that might have wider benefits beyond what is arguably the next generation of intellectual, political and social elites?
These and other questions were discussed in an evening at St George’s House, Windsor Castle, on 4th February 2014. Creativeworks London brought together the Minister of State for Universities and Science, Rt Hon David Willetts, with leaders from universities and research councils, policy makers and representatives from the creative digital sector to discuss the new digital creative industries in a number of provocations.
Please find these and summaries of the discussions in the Downloadable PDF.