You have decided to start or grow your business – and now you need investment. But where do you start? And which of the many forms of investment is right for your business? In this half-day workshop we’ll explore how to secure investment through either: crowdfunding; angel investors; venture capital. We’ll help you make a decision about the right options for …

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November 2015

KTN Open Mic – Future of Innovation Debate @ Disruptive Innovation Festival

November 17, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Knowledge Transfer Network, Business Design Centre (Suite 316), 52 Upper Street
London, N1 0QH United Kingdom
Free, booking required

Head to Head Live: Future of Innovation Debate This is a live debate featuring experts from a variety of backgrounds who will each present an opinion piece about the three statements below, taking either an “agree” or “disagree” stance. In some cases the speakers will be deliberately provocative, and our goal is to contribute to wider debate on the future of innovation. There will be opportunities after the debate for questions from the audience, both in the room and online.…

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Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Question Time with Deborah Meaden

November 18, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Conference Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
$10.00

The British Library have brought together a panel of some of Britain’s most well-known entrepreneurs who will share their expert business knowledge with you. This is a unique opportunity to pick their brains and get the know-how to take your business to the next level. Speakers include: Deborah Meaden, Dragons' Den Emma Bridgewater, Emma Bridgewater Pottery Oliver Tress, founder of Oliver Bonas Lord Karan Bilimoria, founder of Cobra Beer Moderated by Nadine Dereza, Business Presenter This event is part of a…

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NESTA: Harnessing China’s Commercialisation Engine

November 23, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Nesta, 1 Plough Place London, EC4A 1DE United Kingdom
Free, booking required

The International Team at Nesta are launching their latest research report on China-UK innovation.  The report, 'Harnessing China’s Commercialisation Engine: Collaborating with China to help UK Small and Medium Enterprises win in the Global Market', is co-authored with Cambridge’s Professor Peter Williamson - a world-leading expert on China’s ‘accelerated innovation’ capabilities. The report focuses on learning from the real experiences of UK firms who have looked to harness China’s ‘commercialisation engine’. It drills down in greater depth into one of…

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SoundLab Play Space

November 25, 2015
Nesta (First Floor), 1 Plough Place
London, EC4A 1DE United Kingdom
Free, booking required

SoundLab Play Space: Digital music making technology is changing the rules - now everyone can play. If you want to find out first-hand how the latest digital technology is reshaping how we can all make music together then you will want to come and have a play at the SoundLab Play Space. The day is being curated by SoundLab, a Digital R&D for the Arts project that has been delivered in partnership by award-winning creative arts organisation Heart n Soul,…

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Creativeworks London Festival and Final Showcase Consultation Event

November 25, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 8EQ United Kingdom

Please note this event is open to Creativeworks London partners and projects funded through our three funding schemes: Creative Voucher, Researcher-in-Residence and Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence scheme. As many of you will be aware, after four very stimulating and engaging years, Creativeworks London will be drawing to a close on the 31st May 2016. Over the last three and a half years we have awarded over £1m, supporting 143 collaborative research project partnerships across our key programmes namely; the Creative Voucher Scheme,…

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Professor Lis Howell’s Inaugural Lecture with introduction by Sophie Raworth

November 25, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tait Building, City University London, Northampton Square
London , EC1V 0HB United Kingdom
Free, booking required

Professor Lis Howell, former award winning TV Journalist and Director of Broadcasting at City University London, inaugural lecture will cover her research into the use of women experts on TV and radio news, and the reaction of women themselves. She will announce the latest figures on the contribution of women to the public service broadcasters’ flagship news programmes, plus the BBC Radio 4 “Today” programme. The lecture will be introduced by Sophie Raworth, presenter of BBC News, and questions will be…

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The European Culture Forum 2015

November 26, 2015 - November 27, 2015
Place Sainte-Croix 1050 Brussels, Belgium

The European Culture Forum is a biennial flagship event organised by the European Commission, aimed at raising the profile of European cultural cooperation, uniting the sector’s key players, taking stock the European Agenda for Culture’s implementation, and sparking debate on EU culture policy and initiatives. The event, also a major networking opportunity, will highlight culture’s role in breeding talent and creativity. The Forum will reflect on culture’s contribution to the new Commission’s priorities such as innovation, growth and jobs; the…

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How to find investors for your business

November 26, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
British Library Business & IP Centre, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
$10 – $50

You have decided to start or grow your business - and now you need investment. But where do you start? And which of the many forms of investment is right for your business? In this half-day workshop we'll explore how to secure investment through either: crowdfunding; angel investors; venture capital. We'll help you make a decision about the right options for your business and give you a simple step-by-step approach for attracting investment for each option. Save yourself time and money…

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V&A/RCA MA in History of Design Open Day

November 27, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Royal College of Art / Victoria and Albert Museum London, United Kingdom

Join Victoria and Albert Museum/Royal College of Art on Friday 27 November for the V&A/RCA MA in History of Design Open Day: a chance to meet and talk with tutors and current students on the programme, and to learn more about programme teaching, facilities and student and staff research. The day will include opportunities for guided visits to V&A galleries as well as a handling session, for first-hand exposure to some of the methods and perspectives emphasised on the programme. For…

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December 2015

Unlocking Potential

December 2, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Clean Break, 2 Patshull Road
London , NW5 2LB United Kingdom
$55

This one day introductory training event will give participants the opportunity to learn about Clean Break’s theatre practice in both prison and community settings. The course is aimed at theatre artists who want to work in this specialised field or develop their practice further. Through drama and theatre exercises, group work and discussion, participants will learn: The principles underpinning Clean Break’s practice How to explore themes through exercises and playtexts Best practice when working with vulnerable groups How to manage challenging situations The day will be facilitated…

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Public Launch of the Social Art Map

December 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Keynes Library, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0PD United Kingdom
Free, booking required

The Social Art Map acts as a starting point and resource for people interested in social art practice, including those engaged in producing, commissioning, curating, collaborating and participating. By using the contested term ‘social art’ we refer to contexts where artists work with people in the co-creation of a public outcome. Over a six-month period the research partnership between Emily Druiff (Peckham Platform) and Sophie Hope (Birkbeck, University of London)supported by funding from Creativeworks London, mapped the commissioning processes of social…

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Science and technology information for the business user

December 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Business & IP Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
Free, booking required

Get a competitive edge by exploring these underused but incredibly rich resources. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of our expert staff. Entrepreneurs, inventors, innovators, pre-start businesses and anyone who is interested in accessing technical data can come along and to recieve that help to give you a competitive edge. Whatever your industry, research journals, newsletters, and reports provide a wealth of information on technology-based products – the who, what and where of innovation. Click here to register…

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*What would television look like without the BBC?

December 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

*This event is fully booked and registration is now closed. Live streaming of the event will be available here on 15th December at 6pm Chaired by Lord (David) Puttnam, former Deputy Chairman of Channel 4 (2006-12) On 31 December 2016 the BBC’s Royal Charter will expire. What should the future for the BBC as a public service broadcaster look like in a fast-changing digital landscape? How should it be financially supported, and by whom? Should it continue to hold its…

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Introducing social media for small business

December 17, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Business & IP Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
Free, booking required

Everyone seems to be talking about social media these days, but how can Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and blogging actually help your business? The potential to reach new customers through social media has never been greater and is constantly growing. With £5.67 billion attributed to online purchases annually and website visitors being ten times more likely to make a purchase if they are directed from social media, you could be missing out on valuable promotion and sales. Neil Infield will…

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The Inaugural Creativity Lecture: The Past, Present and Future of Creative Problem Solving (CPS)

December 22, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cass Business School (Room: 2002), City University London, 106 Bunhill Row
London , EC1Y 8TZ United Kingdom
Free, booking required

Introduced by Professor Neil Maiden of the Centre from the Creativity in Professional Practice, Cass Business School Speaker(s) Brian Dorval, President of ThinkFirstServe inc. Neil Maiden, Professor of Digital Creativity, Sir John Cass Business School Andy Wilkins, Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow, Cass Business School and Partner at Perspectiv LLP. Description The Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice invites you to its inaugural lecture in Cass Business School. Established in 2008, the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice presents Brian Dorval…

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January 2016

Beginner’s guide to business information

January 5, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Business & IP Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
$10

Are you exploring a business idea and want to know if there is a market for it? Do you want to find out more about a particular competitor, supplier or a potential customer? This workshop will help you navigate the wealth of business information resources in the Business & IP Centre. We can help you find: up-to-the-minute data on company financial performance lists of companies to contact important questions about the demand for a product or service major players in…

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Plan, pitch, sell

January 13, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Business & IP Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
$48 – $60

Improve how you sell yourself, your brand and your products Designers enjoy the creative side of their business but are often unsure on how to approach buyers and lack the confidence to sell their products. The sales process can be daunting and involves choosing the right target customer, understanding the best way to approach them, preparing a pitch and presenting it to the buyer. This interactive session, part of the Design Create Sell series of workshops, will focus on how…

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The London College of Fashion Well-being Research Hub Presents: Creativity and Mental Health: Down the Rabbit Hole

January 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rootstein Hopkins Space West, London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince's Street
London, W1G 0BJ United Kingdom

In this presentation, Dr Jekaterina Rogaten and Dr Soljana Ҫili will discuss creativity and its relationship to mental health. The first part of the session will introduce the concept of creativity (How is it defined and measured?), explore why it is paramount in the new innovation-based economies (Do we need creativity in the workplace?), and reflect on the challenges of enhancing creativity (Can we nurture and manage it?). The second part of the session will look at the relationship between…

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Networking for Success

January 20, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Business & IP Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
$25

Like it or loathe it, effective networking is key to building a successful, sustainable business. The ability to connect, influence and build strong relationships is also what separates those who thrive and those whose businesses struggle to survive. Join leading life/business coach Rasheed Ogunlaru, author of Soul Trader – Putting the Heart Back into Your Business, for this unique event to help you build your business, win new opportunities and contacts - and punch above your weight. This empowering seminar…

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Innovation as an emotional process: An exploratory study within a public sector organisation

January 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Business School Room 3034, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston University London, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
London, KT2 7LB United Kingdom
Free

Abstract Since the early 1990s, the study of emotion in the workplace has become increasingly recognised within fields such as work psychology and organization studies (Fineman 1993, 2000; Ashkanasy et al 2000; Lord et al 2002). Indeed, for Fineman (1993: 1), organizations are ‘emotional arenas'. This body of work has highlighted the value of viewing ‘components' of innovation, for example creativity (e.g. Amabile et al 2005) and learning (e.g. Antonacopoulou and Gabriel 2001; Höpfl and Linstead 1997; Fineman 1997), as…

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How to find investors for your business

January 21, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Business & IP Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
$10 – $50

You have decided to start or grow your business - and now you need investment. But where do you start? And which of the many forms of investment is right for your business? In this half-day workshop we'll explore how to secure investment through either: crowdfunding; angel investors; venture capital. We'll help you make a decision about the right options for your business and give you a simple step-by-step approach for attracting investment for each option. Save yourself time and money…

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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.