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Ian Hargreaves

Ian Hargreaves

Chair of Digital Economy

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The Creative Economy in Europe

The Creative Economy in Europe

Posted on 22 March 2017 by Ian Hargreaves

The Lisbon Council and Nesta has today launched The Creative Economy in Europe: Why Human Beings Remain the Economy's Key Asset, a hard-hitting new policy brief which highlights the pivotal role of creativity […]

Creative Cardiff is one

Creative Cardiff is one

Posted on 14 October 2016 by Ian Hargreaves

In its first year, Creative Cardiff has validated all four of our initial goals. We set out to increase quality and momentum between creative economy people in the Cardiff city […]

Creative Citizens book launched in Parliament

Creative Citizens book launched in Parliament

Posted on 21 April 2016 by Ian Hargreaves

We had a great time this week doing the London launch of our Creative Citizens book in the House of Lords. As guests of Lord Mawson, one of the UK's […]

22 questions about the creative economy: what do you think?

22 questions about the creative economy: what do you think?

Posted on 21 March 2016 by Ian Hargreaves

I really enjoyed my recent session with Dr Jenny Kidd’s Cultural and Creative Industries students – a third year undergraduate group numbering almost 60. As a way of structuring a […]

In search of the creative economy

In search of the creative economy

Posted on 31 January 2016 by Ian Hargreaves

I get asked quite often about the range of research projects I'm currently involved in and how they connect to each other. It's hard to give a short answer to […]

What is the creative economy?

What is the creative economy?

Posted on 20 October 2015 by Ian Hargreaves

Q. What is the creative economy? A. It is the economic output of everyone who does an officially recorded creative job in (for example) the UK, as measured in the […]

Here comes the digital state

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 […]

Let us do more than entertain you

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 […]

Europe’s digital market

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 […]