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CREATe Launch



CREATe formally launched on 31st January 2013 (5pm – 7pm) with a public event at the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow. Speakers included representatives of the UK and Scottish governments and the creative industries, and the Chief Executive of the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

This was followed by a one-day working conference on 1st February 2013 for academics and stakeholders at The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, in the city centre of Glasgow. The conference examined case studies of transition from analogue to digital (such as music and publishing) in contrast with cases in ‘born digital’ sectors (such as games or social media).

Talking Heads – What is CREATe?

Launch – Thursday, January 31st 2013

Venue: The Hunterian Museum, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Programme (Download)

1700 – 1730 Arrival
1730 – 1800 Welcome by Prof. Martin Kretschmer, Director of CREATe

  • Jo Swinson MP
  • Michael Russell MSP
  • Prof. Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor,  University of Glasgow
  • Prof. Rick Rylance, AHRC Chief Executive and Chair of RCUK Executive Group
1800 – 1815 Keynote by Dr Frances Pinter (Social Entrepreneur & Publisher)  What Digital Means
1815 – 1900 Reception

Recording of Live Stream

Inaugural Conference – Friday, February 1st 2013

Venue: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Street, Glasgow (Glasgow City Centre)

Programme: (Download)

0850 – 0915 Registration over Tea / Coffee
0915 – 0930 Setting the Scene & Report of Pre-Launch Consultation
Prof. Martin Kretschmer (Director, CREATe)
0930 – 0950 Paths to Collaboration
Prof. Lilian Edwards (Deputy Director, CREATe)
Prof. Philip Schlesinger (Deputy Director, CREATe)
0950 – 1100 Case Studies 1: Analogue to Digital (chair: M. Kretschmer)
Stewart Henderson (Chemikal Underground)
Frances Pinter (Publisher, Social Entrepreneur)
Charlie Stross (Celebrated Science-Fiction Writer)
Cultural Sector:
Richard Paterson (British Film Institute)
Comments from respondents followed by Q & A
Prof. Pierre-Jean Benghozi (Executive Director, CNRS – Ecole Polytechnique, Paris; Commissioner, Arcep board)
Robert Ashcroft
(Chief Executive, PRS for Music)
Cultural Collections:
Darryl Mead (National Library of Scotland)
Civil Society:
Saskia Walzel (Senior Policy Advocate, Consumer Focus UK)
1100 – 1130 Tea / Coffee/ Introductions Introductions Your role in CREATe? Key goals / expectations from participating in CREATe? Who do you most want to meet here & why?
1130 – 1245 Case Studies 2: Born Digital and Emergent Venues (chair: L. Edwards)
Intermediaries: Theo Bertram (Google UK Policy Manager) Games:
Matt Watkins (Creative Director Mudlark – Games & Digital Production)
Hugh Hancock (Video game filmmaker, founder
Jack McGill
(MD of QuipuTV, Digital Broadcasting Start-up)
Dr Robert Rogerson, Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
Comments from respondents followed by Q & A
Prof. Derek McAuley (University of Nottingham / Horizon)
John Howkins
(Howkins and Associates/ Adelphi Charter on Creativity, Innovation and IP)
Civil Society:
Peter Bradwell
(Policy Director,
Open Rights Group)
1245 – 1345 Lunch
1345 – 1445 Discussions on CREATe project themes (attendees to pick 2 themes each)What does this theme contribute to CREATe’s goals? What do we want to have discovered, proved, disproved or made in this theme by 2016? What are the crucial connections between work packages within the theme, and between this theme and other themes? What new work do we see as evolving within this theme?

First Round (1345 – 1415)

Second Round (1415 – 1445)

Theme 1: Creators and Creative Practices
Chair: Prof. Philip Schlesinger (University of Glasgow) Chair: Prof. Sarah Kember / Prof. Janis Jefferies (Goldsmiths College)
Theme 2: Good Bad and Emergent Business Models for Creativity (including Openness)
Chair: Prof. Barbara Townley (University of St Andrews) Chair: Prof. Robin Williams (University of Edinburgh)
Theme 3: Policy and Lawmaking for the Digital Age (including Enforcement and Intermediaries)
Chair: Prof. Paul Torremans (University of Nottingham) Chair: Laurence Kaye (Laurence Kaye Solicitors)
Theme 4: User Creation, User Behaviour and Human Rights
Chair: Dr Daithí Mac Síthigh (University of Edinburgh) Chair: Prof. John Street (University of East Anglia)
1445 – 1545 Plenary: Feedback by break-out chairs (chair: L. Edwards)
1530  The challenge of interdisciplinarity  (chair: P. Schlesinger) 
Observations by Prof. Katharine Sarikakis (Vienna) & Prof. Robin Mansell (LSE)
1545 – 1615 Tea / Coffee
1615 – 1715 Panel Discussion: Connecting with the world (chair: P. Schlesinger)

Frank Boyd
(Creative Industries KTN)

Jeremy Silver
(TSB / Mediaclarity)

Tony Clayton
(UK Intellectual Property Office)

Prof. Rick
Rylance (AHRC)

Prof. Michael Birnhack
(Tel Aviv University)

Dr Mireille van Eechoud
(iViR, Amsterdam)

Dr Jeanette Hofmann (Humboldt Institute, Berlin)

Prof. Ruth
Towse (Bournemouth University)

1715 – 1740 Closing Addresses (chair: M. Kretschmer)
Copyright Reform & Business Models – Lessons from today
Prof. Ian Hargreaves CBE (Professor of Digital Economy, Cardiff University) Dame Lynne Brindley
(Chief Executive, British Library,
2000 to 2012)
1740 – 1830 Reception

Inaugural Conference Proceedings

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Speaker Biographies

Please click here for a list of speakers for the Feb 1 conference and links to their individual biographies.

CREATe Pre-launch Consultation

This document provides a concise summary of pre-launch consultation work undertaken by EKOS on behalf of the University of Glasgow. The aim of the consultation was to seek initial input from a range of existing and potential non-research partners on:

  • the relevance and value of the initiative and its proposed research programme;
  • ways in which non-research partners would like to be involved, and how productive collaboration might be developed;
  • the launch event planned, including useful topics to be covered and partners’ interest in attending or being involved in other ways; and
  • the most effective means of communicating with non-research partners as the project develops.

The consultation informed the curation of the launch conference on 31 January / 1 February 2013, and the design of CREATe’s digital platform strategy.

Contacts (Public Relations)

Danielle Moore-Chick (AHRC Press Team)
Ross Barker (University of Glasgow Corporate Communications)

Contacts (This Resource)

Dr Sukhpreet Singh (University of Glasgow CREATe)