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The Creative Informatics Innovation Showcase is Kicking Off This Month

David Paul

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Creative Informatics

The event will help to provide funding opportunities for individuals and organisations in the creative industries.

The Creative Informatics Innovation Showcase is set to kick off on 17th June, providing funding and development opportunities to those working in the creative industries in Edinburgh and South East Scotland.

The Creative Informatics research and development programme is delivered by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University, CodeBase, and Creative Edinburgh and supports how data can be used to develop ground-breaking new products, businesses and experiences.

The free, all-day event will feature special guest speakers and performances, celebrating the achievements of the creative individuals and organisations that have been supported through the programme so far.

Highlights include a keynote presentation from Bernadine Bröcker Wieder, founder and CEO of global online art marketplace Vastari, a conversation with astrophysicist and jazz musician Matt Russo, and an Algorave demonstration and performance from software artist and live coding musician Alex Maclean.

Director of the Creative Informatics programme at the University of Edinburgh, Chris Speed, commented on the event: “In the first year of the Creative Informatics programme, we have supported a fantastic range of individuals and organisations working in the creative industries in Edinburgh and South East Scotland, that are pushing the boundaries to develop ground-breaking new products, services and experiences.

“Participants in the programme so far include festivals, art galleries, designers, artists, publishers, musicians, and architects, working on a variety of funded research and development projects to explore how data, in any form, can be used to drive innovation and growth in the regions creative community.

“Our Creative Informatics Innovation Showcase will celebrate what has been achieved in the first year of the programme and explore the impact we are having on Edinburgh and South East Scotland’s creative tech ecosystem.

“We’ll also consider what’s happening in the rest of the world with presentations, conversations and performances from some leading international innovators. We hope as many people as possible will join us for what promises to be an inspiring event.”

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The organisation is funded by the Creative Industries Clusters Programme and managed by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of the Industrial Strategy, with additional support from the Scottish Funding Council. The programme is part of the City Region Deal Data-Driven Innovation initiative.

Book your free tickets for the CI Innovation Showcase here, and join the Creative Informatics team for what promises to be a fun-filled and inspiring event!

David Paul

Staff Writer, DIGIT

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