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30th April, 2013

The Culture Capital Exchange presents – Research, Creativity & Business 2: Making the Extraordinary

Event Details

30th April, 2013
All day event
Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ
£140 Early Bird Rates; £240 Full-Price Tickets

Tuesday 30 April 2013
Cass Business School, London

To book (early bird rates available until 10 April 2013) please go to

Following the success of our inaugural conference on Creativity and Business in 2012, The Culture Capital Exchange is delighted to announce ‘Research, Creativity and Business 2: Making the Extraordinary’ in partnership with Cass Business School and supported by Creativeworks London.

‘Making the Extraordinary’ brings together: leading edge researchers and thinkers, artists, creatives, technology innovators and people ‘to watch’, to share their knowledge, experience and challenges of trying to do just that.  Showcasing some of the rich sets of interconnections between research, the creative sectors and the wider business worlds, the conference will ask some timely questions about how – or indeed whether – these fields could work together to realise the full potential of applying their respective intelligence, knowledge and creativity.

Questions for discussion will include: what is the potential for greater connectivity and what do we gain from working and playing better, smarter and closer? What are our ambitions to make the extraordinary and who’s doing it? How could applying creativity and creative thinking more widely enrich our social, cultural and economic lives?

As well as the more usual conference format of panel discussions and case studies, there will be options to attend range of workshops on topics including: creativity and problem solving and product design. The day is about exploring potential, encouraging play and debate, showcasing projects and partnerships and creating a space to propose and address social, technological and economic challenges.

For details on the structure of the day, please click here.

Contributors include: Pru Ashby (Head of Partnerships, Tech City Investment Organisation), Tricia Austin (Central St Martins), Maurice Biriotti (SHM Productions), Dr Gerard Briscoe (Post-Doctoral Research Assistant Creativeworks London), Barjis Chohan (Barjis), Geoffrey Colman (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), Angela Dove (Cass Business School), Rob Forkan (Gandys),  Lydia Fraser-Ward (Creative Director, Fantasy High Street), Dr Amanda Goodall (Cass Business School), Lenka Gourdie (CEO, BagServant), Joanna Griffin (Transtechnology Research Group, University of Plymouth), Nick Hand (Slowcoast), Tim Jones (Executive Director, motiroti), Patrick Laing (Patrick Laing),  Professor Neil Maiden (City University London), Dr Mitra Memarzia (Consultant, Technology Strategy Board), Lynne Murray (Brand Director, Holition), Dr Andy Pratt (Professor of Culture, Media and Economy, Kings College London and Research Director Creativeworks London), Jo Roach (COO, MakieLab),  Anna Sushko (Anya Sushko London), Gavin Starks (CEO, Open Data Institute), Becky Stewart (Codasign), Joe Townsend (Trinity Laban), Dr Tarek Virani (Post-Doctoral Research Assistant Creativeworks London) and  Dr Caroline Wiertz (Cass Business School). Conference chair: Bidisha.

The day is a must for people who believe in and are excited by working together to inspire and support, solve problems, gain fresh insights and encourage extraordinary innovation. It will also appeal to those who are keen to set future challenges or who are seeking solutions, be they creatives, entrepreneurs, academics, policy-makers, community builders or business leaders.

Early Bird Rates £140 (payable before 22 April 2013)
Full price tickets £240 (after 22 April 2013)

TCCE and Creativeworks London are offering a number of £70 reduced-price bursaries to TCCE members and London based creative micro-enterprises and practitioners. For more information please email by 22 April 2013.

The Culture Capital Exchange is a membership organisation of 10 Higher Education Institutions. Click here for details about Creativeworks London.


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