Research Community: Digital Creativity

Creative Industries are worth over £70bn to the UK economy

digital has increasingly become a means by which ideas of culture, identity, past, presents, futures and politics are being developed and shared

Supporting research to realise the transformational impact of digital technologies on community life, cultural experiences, society, & the economy

Corridor Manchester is Europe’s second largest creative, digital and media hub

Creative Industries are worth over £70bn to the UK economy with nearly £40bn of the value coming from film, TV, video, radio and IT, software and computer services.

In the UK, 70% of people now own a smartphone and use it to interact with services the Creative Industries provide.

Creative Industries

Creative Industries are worth over £70bn to the UK economy with nearly £40bn of the value coming from film, TV, video, radio and IT, software and computer services.

Between 2008 and 2012, only the housing sector had a greater increase in Gross Value Added than Creative Industries.

Digital Creativity is a cross-disciplinary project aimed at harnessing the regional excellence in gaming, computer programming, and artistic expression, in new partnerships involving academia, cultural organisations and SMEs.

N8 Universities

N8 universities are already engaged in leading research in the digital field through joint initiatives such as NEMOG (New Economic Models & Opportunities for Digital Games) – a programme involving the universities of Durham and York looking to link the gaming industry with scientific and social benefit; and Corridor Manchester – Europe’s second largest creative, digital and media hub.