Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to continually improve your experience when using our website. We also use external analytics software which may set additional cookies to perform their analysis. These cookies (and any others in use) are detailed in our site Privacy and Cookie Policies. You can delete or disable these cookies in your web browser at any time but doing so may impact website functionality and user experience.

Supporting university-industry collaborations in the creative sector

The aim of Creative Cambridge is to support this community, sharing information and making visible experts and practitioners who are open to collaboration and conversation. 

The city of Cambridge has a worldwide reputation for its contribution to the creative industries, especially innovations in gaming technology. Despite this richness, it can be hard for individuals to navigate the networks and support services which span the universities and local creative networks, perhaps especially for freelancers and micro-companies, new start-ups, and for individual academics or students.   

Focused on university-industry collaboration, our Creative Cambridge newsletter shares updates and opportunities with this community.

Supporting this, the Creative Cambridge event aims to spark constructive conversations between Cambridge researchers and industry experts in the creative sector. Featuring a programme of talks, round-tables, pitches and networking, Creative Cambridge highlights some of the best work of academics in humanities, social sciences and technology, addresses challenges and identifies opportunities for industry collaboration.

 

Creative Cambridge Annual Conference 2023

storeys field building

Our Creative Cambridge 2023 conference brought together a community of Cambridge innovators, researchers and creatives working together to build connections and foster collaboration between academia and the creative and heritage industries.

With themes of Creative Intelligence: Technology and Creativity, Creativity by Design: Inclusive, Sustainable Futures, and Creative Cambridge, the day featured great speakers, inspirational panels, demos, pitches and of course conversation designed to spark new ideas and foster new relationships across Cambridge’s creative communities.

To view the full agenda and find out more about our panels, click here:

Creative Cambridge 2023

Highlights: Creative Cambridge Annual Conference 2022

Our themes in 2022 were Content, Collections and CommunityCreative Impact, and Creative Innovation.

The day was full of great speakers, inspirational panels, demos, pitches and of course conversation designed to spark new ideas and foster new relationships across Cambridge’s creative communities.

You can find full details of the day and watch back the panels in full in the 2022 programme.

Revisit the 2022 programme

 

video play icon

CRoSS Impact Acceleration Programme

CRoSS (Commercialisation of Research out of Social Sciences) is an ESRC-funded impact acceleration programme designed to engage social science researchers in innovation and commercialisation to maximise the impact of their research.

Find out more