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January 2016

Coming to Terms with Creative Hubs: A Symposium

January 28, 2016 @ 10:15 am - 6:00 pm
Keyworth Centre, London South Bank University London, United Kingdom

This is a joint event in partnership with Creativeworks London and City University London and Higher Education Entrepreneurship Group. This one day event aims to interrogate the concept of the creative hub and will address a range of critically important issues and themes relating to how we understand them. It will include four panel discussions that include: practitioners, businesses, work space providers, policy makers and academics who work in this area. This event promises to be an informative day that…

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DCMS Creative Industries Statistics users event

January 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
100 Parliament Street, Westminster
London, SW1A 2BQ United Kingdom
Free, Booking required

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is holding a user event on the 28th January 2016. The event will be a chance for you to tell us what you want from the statistics and hear about the developments we are considering. We will also present the latest economic estimates statistics. The agenda is as follows: Agenda 13:00 Arrivals & Refreshments 13:30 Welcome, Mary Gregory, Head of Statistics, DCMS 13:35 Introduction by Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the…

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The New Art of Making: A Price & Myers and Futurecity panel

January 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Auditorium at Foyles (Level 6), 107 Charing Cross Road
London , WC2H 0DT United Kingdom

To tie in with Foyles Gallery exhibition, The New Art of Making, their are hosting this panel event with engineering practice Price & Myers and Gallery curators Futurecity to discuss the world of digital creativity and practice in the 21st century. How we build our world is changing. A revolution is underway in making and building art and architecture, with technology now allowing us to create and make with an unprecedented freedom. This emerging practice is digital craftsmanship – a…

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NESTA: Digital Culture Panel Event

January 29, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
NESTA, 1 Plough Pl
London, EC4A 1DE United Kingdom
Free, booking required

The Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, a partnership between Nesta, Arts Council England and Arts and Humanities Research Council, are hosting a panel focused on our Digital Culture research, showcasing research from the partners of digital technology in the arts and cultural sector in England. This is a follow up event to the launch of the Digital Culture survey paper in December 2015, you’ll hear about our findings from three years of data collection and what this means for…

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February 2016

NESTA: Computer Says No: justice, accountability and clarity in the age of algorithms

February 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nesta, 1 Plough Place
London , EC4A 1DE United Kingdom
Free, booking required

We’re delighted to invite you to an evening of discussion on the ethical implications of algorithm-supported decisions impacting our lives and how increasingly sophisticated learning machines may fundamentally change our existing systems of law. Algorithms and advanced machine learning systems are being used more and more to inform sensitive, life changing decisions. They are relied on by our employers, governments, and even healthcare providers. But like people these systems are not free of bias. It can be very complicated, even…

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Business Funding Show

February 2, 2016 - February 3, 2016
Old Billingsgate, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk
London, EC3R 6DX United Kingdom

The Business Funding Show (BFS) is the first and only exhibition exclusively focused on business funding and growth support, taking place on the 2nd and 3rd of February 2016 in iconic Old Billingsgate, London. The show will bring together two key groups in the UK economy – entrepreneurs looking for funding and leading finance and service providers. The event will host market-leaders representing their services within three exhibiting zones: Lending, Investment, and Growth Support. All attendees to the event will have ample opportunity to liaise with…

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Digital Business Drop-In

February 4, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Digital Catapult Centre, 101 Euston Road
London , NW1 2RA United Kingdom
Free, booking required

The Knowledge Transfer Network will be organising a Digital Business Drop-in session in London, which will be an informal information-sharing afternoon designed to support digital companies and learn more about Innovate UK and the Digital Catapult. This session will include representatives from across Innovate UK’s programmes highlighting a range of upcoming funding opportunities for digital companies, researchers and academic institutions working across a diverse range of sectors. At the session, you’ll be able to: Discover more about the various funding…

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Art in the Age of Digital Drift (6 week course)

February 12, 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Tate Britain, Taylor Digital Studio, Millbank
London, SW1P 4RG United Kingdom

Fridays, 12 February – 18 March 2016, 18.45-20.45 (6 week course) This course, led by curator and writer Helen Kaplinsky, explores the changing landscape for producing and experiencing art in the age of increasing reliance on the digital. The origins of the internet, early examples of networked structures and artistic experimentation with cybernetics, and new media art will provide an introduction for an overall focus on current tendencies in producing, circulating and experiencing art. In conjunction with the course,…

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Creative game-based learning in professional work

February 17, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
City University London, Cass Business School, Bunhill Row
London, EC1Y 8TZ United Kingdom
Free, registartion required

Creating an environment for creative thinking and innovation can be a daunting challenge. Can games help us to generate new ideas, communicate better and motivate our teams? Speaker(s) Dr Anja Sisarica Description A natural extension of play for creative thinking can innovatively drive technology-led changes to the facilitation of creative problem solving, and generate a new genre in serious gaming. Whilst the use of serious games has grown considerably in recent years, support for players to think creatively is often…

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China’s Innovation engine: Roaring or Stalling?

February 17, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
King’s College London (Chapel), Strand Campus, S-1.04 (First basement of the Strand Building)
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom

This seminar will focus on China and innovation. There has been increasing interest in the innovation capabilities of China, and how firms and countries internationally can collaborate with and in China to increase innovation. Building on a major Nesta 2013 report on the state of the Chinese innovation system - 'China's Absorptive State' - this seminar will explore some of the ways Nesta has been researching specific areas of Chinese innovation such as: small firm innovation collaboration between the UK…

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Building sustainable business models in arts venues and arts organisations

February 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
London College of Fashion, Meeting room 105 (1st floor), 20 John Prince's Street
London , W1G 0BJ United Kingdom

University of the Arts London is one of the partners in a practical European research project that aims to help arts organisations develop sustainable strategies to thrive in the current environment. One focus is on how innovative arts venues and performing arts organisations develop their business models. We would like to invite people who have experience of leading or advising an arts organisation to share their business models and organisational strategies in a half-day workshop in London. It will bring…

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World Information Architecture Day: London, hosted by the Centre for HCI Design, City University London

February 20, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
City University London, Northampton Square
London, EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

We have a day full of exciting speakers: a nice mix of experienced speakers and new faces. Expect to hear about topics such as data, content strategy, architecture or accessibility, all with a focus on Information Architecture. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, get in touch at PROGRAMME (subject to change) 9:30 AM  Registration, breakfast, and sponsor booths 10:00-10:15 Welcome 10:15-10:45 Adam Scott 10:50-11:20 Silver Oliver 11:20-11:35 Morning coffee 11:35-12:05 Nancy Willacy 12:10-12:40 Alastair Somerville 12:40-14:00 Lunch and sponsor booths 14:00-14:30 Sarah Richards 14:35-15:05 Gaynor Burns & Vicky Buser…

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“I wouldn’t start from here… “: Framing the right questions for innovation in business

February 24, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
City University London, Cass Business School (Room: 3002), 106 Bunhill Row
London , EC1Y 8TZ United Kingdom

Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice seminar This session reviews why successful creativity and innovation in business so often deviates from expectations. The title derives from the old chestnut about the lost traveller who asks a local leaning on a fence how to get to the nearest town. “Well,” says the yokel after a long pause, “If oi was you oi wouldn’t start from here… And so it is with much successful innovation. Whereas conventional logic often suggests ‘evolution’ rather…

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Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Internet Icons

February 29, 2016 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Conference Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom

Find out how to become the next internet sensation Online businesses are bigger than ever with entrepreneurs and investors eager to spot the next big internet phenomenon. If you’re a small business owner with big online ambitions, take this opportunity to quiz our panel of internet icons and find out how they have created some of the best-known global internet brands. This event includes a networking reception with drinks and canapés. Speakers are: Justine Roberts, founder and CEO of Mumsnet…

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March 2016

Using Intellectual Property to help businesses grow

March 1, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, 12 Great George Street
London , SW1P 3AD United Kingdom
Free, booking required

Join the Intellectual Property Office as we bring together experts and entrepreneurs who will share their knowledge to help you enable businesses to understand, protect and exploit their Intellectual Property (IP). We want businesses to be able to recognise and make money from the IP that they own. As a business advisor you work with your clients to help them take a strategic approach to their IP. This enables them to make informed decisions and manage what can be their…

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The British Museum special event: Museum of the Citizen

March 4, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The British Musuem (BP Lecture Theatre), Great Russell Street
London , WC1B 3DG United Kingdom

Partnerships are fundamental to the vision of the British Museum as a national collection – a museum of the citizen, with objects and skills accessible to the broadest audience. This panel discussion, chaired by Dame Liz Forgan, will explore in depth how the British Museum works in partnership with 250 UK museums and galleries, the value this brings to local communities, and what future partnerships might look like. Tickets are now available and can be purchased on The British Museum website.

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Poetic Places App Launch

March 18, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The British Library, Conference Centre (Chaucer Room), 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom

To celebrate the launch of the Poetic Places app, the British Library is hosting a half-day event around poetic places and the technologies that allow us to connect with them. Poetic Places is a collaborative project between Sarah Cole, TIME/IMAGE Online and Stella Wisdom, the British Library. Sarah is the library’s current Creativeworks London Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence; the project explores relationships between literary geographies, cultural heritage collections, and real world environments, via the creation of a smartphone geolocation user experience that…

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StartUp Saturday

March 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Business & IP Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom

StartUp Saturday is a fun and friendly one-day course for people who want to start their own business. Join small business expert and author Emma Jones and other aspiring entrepreneurs to learn how to turn your idea into a business.Even if you've already started your business, you'll learn something new at StartUp Saturday! What you'll learn: How to uncover your BIG idea and research the market 5 points to include in a business plan The must-do’s – register the company…

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The Culture of Collisions: Why the Arts and Science Collide

March 23, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
City University London, Cass Business School, Room: 2002, 106 Bunhill Row
London , EC1Y 8TZ United Kingdom

Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice seminar In July 2012 the world’s largest particle physics laboratory, CERN, located outside Geneva discovered the Higgs Boson with the world’s largest machine, the LHC. The discovery led to Nobel prizes. But there was another experiment being carried out at the Large Hadron Collider – which was working with a dimension even less understood than gravity. That dimension is the human imagination. Speaker(s) Ariane Koek Description Today Arts@CERN is a fully established multidisplinary arts…

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Access to Tech – Legal Workshop, Demo and Panel Discussion

March 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ropes & Gray, 60 Ludgate Hill (4th Floor)
London , EC4M 7AW United Kingdom

This event will be delivered by qLegal, Queen Mary University of London legal clinic providing free legal advice and resources to tech startups and entrepreneurs in the UK. This workshop and panel will be of interest to: Charities and community groups Individuals who have a disability Entrepreneurs and start-ups who are working on technology to assist individuals who have a disability Academics and policy makers Law, tech, social work, medical and politics students Everyone else Legal Workshop qLegal Student Advisers…

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Startup Sessions #6 – Protecting your Intellectual Property

March 29, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Digital Catapult Centre, 101 Euston Road
London, NW1 2RA United Kingdom
Free, booking required

The Startup Sessions are a special series of seminars and talks with key people from the Digital Catapult, offering help and advice to digital startups every other Tuesday evening. Join us at the Digital Catapult Centre to learn, share ideas, ask questions and network with other startups businesses. Click here to register for this session.

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Queen Mary - University of London
Arts & Humanities Research Council
European Union
London Fusion

Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.