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Creative Informatics – Creative Horizon Collider

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us to explore opportunities for CI Horizon Projects that combine circular economy design principles with data-driven innovation.

How can we use data and technology to ‘Leave Things Better’ in the creative industries?

The Covid19 pandemic has brought global economies to a halt resulting in a global reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and changing working and travel patterns. It has also highlighted and revealed structural inequalities in job security, hitting the creative economy particularly hard. If a green recovery is the just route to take in a post-pandemic creative economy, and the Road to COP26, then how might we use data and technology to ‘leave things better’ (Thackera, 2015)?

Join us for our Creative Informatics Horizon Collider – a conceptual design event bringing together computational and design thinking. Through a series of provocations and questions we will guide you through a design sprint to explore the potential for Horizon Projects that combine circular economy design principles with data-driven innovation. After the event, attendees will be invited to apply for up to £25,000 to support the development of their Creative Horizon Projects.

Find out more about our Creative Horizon Project funding call.

During the collider we will consider the following questions: What might a carbon neutral, or even carbon positive, creative economy look like? How can the creative industries harness data and technology to build products and services which are part of a transparent, circular economy and which allow you to repair, encourage modularity, facilitate reclamation, redeployment or recycling? What can combining circular economy design principles, and data-driven innovation tell us about the future of creativity and collaboration? What are the data-driven tools people will need to build a creative business based on the circular economy principles?

This event is open to academics at University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University as well as anyone working in the creative industries in Edinburgh and South East Scotland. It may be of particular interest to those interested in research and development at the intersection of green economy, environmental sustainability, data and technology.

About Creative Informatics

Creative Informatics is a partnership across the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, Codebase and Creative Edinburgh that supports creative individuals and organisations to explore how data-driven technologies can enhance their work.

To find out more about the Creative Informatics programme visit

Funded by the Creative Industries Clusters Programme managed by the Arts & Humanities Research Council as part of the Industrial Strategy, with additional support from the Scottish Funding Council. Creative Informatics is part of the City Region Deal Data Driven Innovation initiative.

Data Protection

In providing your completed registration response you are giving explicit consent for us to use this data in our programme monitoring and reporting processes. The data is managed confidentially. Your data will be held and used by the Creative Informatics delivery team based at the University of Edinburgh with some data shared with our funders the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Policy and Evidence Centre based at Nesta. Your data will only be reported in anonymous aggregated forms and will always be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and therefore also in accordance with the General Data Protection Act 2018 and therefore also in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).