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Shortlist Announced - Creative Industries Clusters Programme

AHRC's Creative Industries Clusters Programme is a research and development investment to establish up to eight Creative R&D Partnerships in the UK.


The Creative Industries Clusters Programme (CICP) aims to improve collaboration between international creative industries and UK universities. These collaborations will be a catalyst for economic growth in the sector; and provide skills necessary for the creative jobs of the future. Funded through the Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), the programme will support up to eight Research and Development (R&D) Partnerships.

A total of 65 partnerships submitted “statements of intent” to AHRC's £80m Creative Industries Clusters Programme. This will be of interest to Culture Counts members, and the wider sector, in looking for partners undertaking research in their areas of interest. AHRC announced it's larger than expected shortlist of 22 bids on Friday 23 Febraury 2018.


A total of 65 partnerships submitted “statements of intent” to AHRC's £80m Creative Industries Clusters Programme.


Of the 22 Shortlisted bids* 3 are based in Scotland:

  • InGAME - Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise; University of Abertay Dundee
  • Creative Informatics: Data Driven Innovation for the Creative Industries; University of Edinburgh
  • Glasgow: Global City; University of Glasgow

*Of the 22 Shortlisted bids, one research partnership did not wish to announce its involvement at this time. The full UK shortlist is available on the AHRC website.


Shortlist Announced - Creative Industries
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NewsAndy Robertson