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CREATe believes that successful copyright reform must be based first of all on incentivising innovation from SMEs and individual creators, as the true incubators of change and growth. Business models must take into account how consumers and users actually use, acquire and appropriate cultural products in the digital era, and find ways to maximise profits, growth and cultural production by acknowledging these realities.

Our research programme creates independent evidence and analysis that enables the creative industries to produce not just economic growth but creative opportunities for citizens and consumers in an age where cultural production should be limited only by time and imagination.

Core Projects

CREATe’s initial research programme (2012-2017) was delivered across seven interrelated themes.

From 2018-2023, CREATe leads the work stream on Intellectual Property, Business Models, Access to Finance and Content Regulation in the new AHRC Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre.

From 2020-2023, CREATe leads the creative industries stream of a major EU H2020 research consortium: Copyright law, cultural diversity and the Digital Single Market.

New Funds

Two funding calls (March 2014, December 2014) and one set of direct commissions (2015/16) were issued to support new research.

Associated Projects

Associated Projects are projects that potentially make a transformative contribution to CREATe’s central themes. They have been adopted under a formal procedure. Investigators and researchers on these projects have full access to CREATe’s activities, events and devolved funding.

Results & Impact