Creative Clusters and Innovation

The PEC formulates policies and guidance to accelerate and shape growth in the UK’s creative industries through data collection and research in five overlapping areas, each led by a UK centre of expertise.

In our work on Creative Clusters, led by the the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex, we are mapping and visualising the UK's creative clusters by mining official, open and online data sources, and plugging data gaps using a survey instrument based on that used in the AHRC-funded Brighton Fuse and Creative Fuse North East studies. We are investigating local spillovers between creative and other industries, and collecting data on creative industries R&D activities that are often missed by official R&D surveys. We also conduct foresight activities that will engage industry and policymakers on future opportunities and challenges.