Policy and research

Supporting innovation in South Wales’ creative economy

Posted on 17 August 2015 by Sara Pepper

Despite the increasingly digital world in which we work and live, the power of person-to-person interactions seems now more valuable than ever. It’s face-to-face meetings that foster trust and enable us to build solid, long-term relationships and partnerships – some of the most important factors in developing and growing any business or cluster of similar
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Here comes the digital state

Posted on 29 June 2015 by Ian Hargreaves

Plaudits have been flowing fast recently for the digital creativity achievements of Wales’ UK government offices. Companies House, based in Cardiff, has been working hard to turn itself into a digital database service, free at the point of delivery to data users. A few days later Matthew Hancock, Minister in charge of the Government Digital Service,
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Let us do more than entertain you

Posted on 21 April 2015 by Ian Hargreaves

A quick visit to Bath for an event organised by the Centre for Digital Entertainment proved a rich source of insight for the cross-over world of the digital economy. Run jointly by the Universities of Bath and Bournemouth, this £20 million project funds PhD students who, typically, are based in a company, but co-supervised by both
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Cardiff: a capital of creativity?

Posted on 2 April 2015 by Justin Lewis

The creative economy is a major employer across the UK, but its importance goes well beyond job creation. The creative and cultural life of a city enhances both reputation and quality of life – for those who live in it, those who visit and those who might be attracted to move to it. As one
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Europe’s digital market

Posted on 23 March 2015 by Ian Hargreaves

A lively couple of days in Brussels last week – the highlight a Lisbon Council round-table with Andrus Ansip, Vice President of the European Commission. Ansip was for nine years Prime Minister of Estonia, Europe’s child prodigy in terms of its digital thinking and a model to which Wales should pay more attention, as I
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