This page summarises all of the events and activities that Creativeworks London has produced or was involved in. Included are also events and activities that were organised by our collaborators and/or partners.

CWL Events Archive

Startup Sessions #6 – Protecting your Intellectual Property

Date: March 29, 2016

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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Access to Tech – Legal Workshop, Demo and Panel Discussion

Date: March 24, 2016

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 …

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The Culture of Collisions: Why the Arts and Science Collide

Date: March 23, 2016

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 …

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StartUp Saturday

Date: March 19, 2016

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 …

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Poetic Places App Launch

Date: March 18, 2016

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 …

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The British Museum special event: Museum of the Citizen

Date: March 4, 2016

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 …

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Using Intellectual Property to help businesses grow

Date: March 1, 2016

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 …

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Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Internet Icons

Date: February 29, 2016

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 …

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

Date: February 24, 2016

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 …

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

Date: February 20, 2016

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 …

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Building sustainable business models in arts venues and arts organisations

Date: February 18, 2016

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 …

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China’s Innovation engine: Roaring or Stalling?

Date: February 17, 2016

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 …

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Creative game-based learning in professional work

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. …

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

Date: February 12, 2016

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 …

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Digital Business Drop-In

Date: February 4, 2016

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 …

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Business Funding Show

Date: February 2, 2016 – February 3, 2016

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 …

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

Date: February 1, 2016

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, …

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NESTA: Digital Culture Panel Event

Date: January 29, 2016

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 …

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

Date: January 28, 2016

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 …

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DCMS Creative Industries Statistics users event

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 …

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Coming to Terms with Creative Hubs: A Symposium

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 …

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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.