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

Much ado about nothing? – Is IP law ready for the 3D printing “revolution”

Date: October 7, 2015

Speaker: Dr Marc Mimler, UCL Series: Part of The City Law School research seminar series, with Dr Marc Mimler (UCL). 3D printing is an emerging technology that promises many interesting applications. While some commentators perceive 3D printing as the dawn of a new industrial revolution others are more skeptical about the technology’s impact. 3D printers have become more and more affordable in …

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Making Digital Work

Nesta, Arts Council England and the Arts & Humanities Research Council would like to invite you to Making Digital Work, an event designed for you to share and participate in the learning from the funded projects of the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts. The day will include keynote speakers, presentations, demonstrations and performances by some of the funded projects. It will seek …

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Beginner’s guide to intellectual property – 2015

Date: September 30, 2015

An understanding of intellectual property and its protection is vital for anyone with an idea, whether it’s an invention, a brand name or a song. This session will introduce the four areas of intellectual property and help you understand which may apply to you and your business: Patents Trade marks Registered designs Copyright There will be an opportunity to ask …

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IT & Digital Apprenticeships Information Evening

Date: September 29, 2015

Join us and special guest speaker Maggie Philbin at the stunning London’s Living Room venue at City Hall for an evening devoted to the Apprenticeships scheme. Guest speakers, current Apprenticeship employers and Apprentices from the tech and creative industries will be on hand to talk about their experiences in a relaxed networking environment. Discover whether Apprenticeships could work for your …

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Copyright and Orphan Works

This full-day, free event will bring together legal experts, archivists and museums curators to explore challenges and opportunities of the recently implemented orphan works legislation. The Digital Catapult and CREATe (University of Glasgow) are organising an interactive workshop and roundtable event that aims to generate points of discussion and provide reliable guidance about the legislation governing the digitisation, dissemination and consumption of …

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Symposium: Mindfulness in Music & Art

Date: September 28, 2015

Platform/Discussion, Opera & Vocal Running from 10:30am – 4pm, this symposium is part of a programme of events around the world premiere performances of Lost in Thought – the world’s first ‘mindfulness opera’ by Guildhall School professor Rolf Hind, co-produced by Mahogany Opera Group and the Barbican. The symposium will bring together artists, researchers and those with an interest in mindfulness and its relationship to the arts …

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Digital Conversations @ British Library: Acts of Reading

Date: September 24, 2015

This panel discussion will consider how we read in the digital age Co-hosted with the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project, The Academic Book of the Future, the event will explore a range of questions including: Have acts of reading changed in recent years and are they still changing? What formats and devices are we reading in and how this …

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Digital Catapult: Trends & Opportunities within the IOT

The Internet of Things. Everyone’s talking about it; a network of physical objects embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity, becomes part of a bigger service exchanging data with operators and other connected devices.  It’s shaping our cities and lives in every way, growing and evolving at a rapid pace across a variety of sectors, from digital and creative to …

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Creative Industries Federation: BBC Policy Seminar

Date: September 23, 2015

As part of Creative Industries Federation engagement with the Government’s consultation on the future of the BBC, we are set to host a series of policy seminars on the Corporation’s role in the creative industries. Participants will include the BBC Trust, BBC, politicians, policy-makers and stakeholders from the creative industries and arts across the UK. Lord Hall, Director General of the BBC, and Rona Fairhead, Chair of the BBC Trust, will …

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The Object Agency: Futures Day at London Design Festival

Date: September 22, 2015

On 22 September, a singing cactus, a toaster with character and an intrepid suit take to the podium alongside designers, curators and theorists, inviting us to imagine a future world populated by smart objects. The Object Agency provides professional representation for smart objects. We might live in a future where fridges, lamp posts and pot plants seem to think for …

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Be Creative, Think Global

Date: September 21, 2015

12+ Overseas Markets under the Dome This September, as part of Brighton Digital Festival, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and Wired Sussex are bringing representatives from more than key 12 global markets to Brighton. If you are looking to start or grow your businesses’ overseas revenues, this event is for you. “Be Creative, Think Global” offers creative, digital and technology …

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Digital Business Drop-In

Date: September 16, 2015

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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Knowledge Transfer Network: European Brokerage Event: Circular Horizons 2016/17

Date: September 10, 2015

European Business Brokerage event for Horizon2020 funding for resource efficient business models and the circular economy Join us on 10th September 2015 in London for this event supported by REBus to: gather information on the range of European funding options available in 2016 & 2017 via Horizon2020 related to resource efficient business models and circular economy and how this route could be …

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UKTI: Doing Business in China: Overcoming Language and Culture Barriers

Date: September 8, 2015

At this event delegates will receive information on how to do business with China, learn to use basic Chinese and will get a greater understanding of how to negotiate with the Chinese, all delivered by experts from with the London School of Economics and the Confucius Institute for Business Language. This is an ideal opportunity for any organisation looking to …

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Navigating the Tech Maze: A qLegal Workshop for Women Entrepreneurs

Date: September 7, 2015

Are you setting up a new business? Having some legal issues or concerns? Join us for a qLegal event dedicated to women entrepreneurs working in the tech industry! Over the past ten years, the number of women in leading positions in the tech industry has remained roughly unchanged in the UK – 14 per cent since 2004. In the meantime, proof of …

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Curious? Powered by the Knowledge Quarter

Date: August 29, 2015 – August 30, 2015

The Knowledge Quarter will host its first festival, Curious?, in partnership with King’s Cross, on 29 – 30 August 2015. Curious? will bring together Knowledge Quarter members such as The Guardian, The Foundling Museum, UCL, The Francis Crick Institute, Poet in the City and the British Library to present a series of performances, debates, workshops, experiments and lessons. Located across King’s Cross, N1C, …

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Research for New Businesses

Date: August 20, 2015

Making a commercial success of a new business idea is all about making informed decisions. The key to making these decisions is finding and using information and the Business & IP Centre has much of the information you will need. This workshop will help you to identify the information you need and the types of business information resource that you …

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Cass VC Summer Conference – The future of Entrepreneurship and Venture Funding in Europe

Date: August 12, 2015

Driverless electric cars, connected homes, artificial intelligence and no need for cash and a wallet anymore. What does the future look like in 5 years from now? Economic growth in the developed economies will rely more and more on entrepreneurial activities with a focus on digital technology. Oldstreet roundabout has developed into a start-up scene in London with many new …

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Introducing Social Media for Small Business

Date: August 11, 2015

Everyone seems to 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 …

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NESTA: Digital Technology in Parks and Open Spaces: Busting Myths and Exploring Opportunities

Date: July 30, 2015

The potential of digital technology for parks, open spaces and heritage sites is hotly debated. In the right circumstances digital technology can help reach new audiences, better understand site use and user preferences and raise income. Though digital technology is not a panacea, and there are circumstances in which these interventions can be costly distractions. This Nesta event will explore the benefits …

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Picture This – Growing audiences for visual arts

Presented by Audience Finder and CVAN Join The Audience Agency as we present in partnership with the Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN), insights from The National Visual Arts cluster of the Audience Finder programme, which involves over forty galleries across England collecting data about their visitors. Picture This will share the findings from this Arts Council England funded programme; through …

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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.