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Early Career Researcher Camp: Research in the creative economy

Event date Event time Event location
04/05/2017 - 05/05/2017 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

Who is the event for?

The event is open to all early career researchers, including advanced PhD students, working on creative economy and related research topics.

Event details

The RCUK CREATe Centre is hosting a two day Early Career Researcher Camp to share and discuss strategies for research in the creative economy. To support and encourage a community of new scholars in the digital and creative economy, the purpose of this event is to exchange useful knowledge gained though CREATe-affiliated projects, to impart strategies for successful career progression (both in academia and industry), and to map out and launch an affiliate research network for junior researchers. Participants will benefit from the collective expertise of senior UK and international scholars in intellectual property law, innovation policy, economics and social science.

This is an opportunity to meet other scholars from around the UK working on the creative economy theme. Over the course of the two-day event, research teams will form and pitch their innovative collaboration ideas before a jury, with a prize awarded to the winning pitch for further development.


Registration is free and open to all early career researchers, however space is limited to 45 participants.

To apply, please send a short CV and 200-word summary of your research interests to the lead organizer Dr. Kristofer Erickson by Friday, 24th March. In your email please indicate whether you are funded under an existing CREATe work package and/or whether you are requesting travel support to attend the event. Selected applicants will then be invited to register via Eventbrite.


For more information, please contact the event organiser Dr. Kristofer Erickson

Programme Thursday 4 May

Time Activity

12:30 – 13:30

Welcome Lunch and Introduction from the Organisers

13:30 – 14:30

Activity: Research collaboration speed dating

In three minutes or less, explain the work you do, and explore how you and your discussion partner might collaborate.

14:30 – 16:00

Panel: Making interdisciplinary research work

This panel of experienced researchers will share knowledge about their successful projects. What are the challenges and strengths of undertaking interdisciplinary research on the creative economy?

16:00 – 17:30

Activity: Introduction to design-led thinking for research proposals


Close of Day 1 Activities

Supper 19:00h at Koh I Noor. Map

Programme Friday 5 May

Time Activity


Breakfast panel: How to be an effective networker

This session will explore how to get the most out of awkward social situations and effectively reach out to potential collaborators.

9:30 – 11:00

Research methods panel: Combining research techniques effectively

Senior research leaders will share their experiences leading large-scale research projects. Mixed methods approaches offer particular advantages and drawbacks for creative economy research.

11:00 – 12:30

Ethics and integrity in creative/digital economy research

This session will explore ethical research challenges related to study of the creative economy. Issues will include algorithmic sorting by platforms, anonymity, privacy, and risk.

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch roundtable

Designing an alumni network for Creative Industries researchers


Activity: Teams work on proposal pitches

15:00 – 16:00

Pitch presentations

16:00 – 17:30

Winners announced & closing formalities

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