Shaping the future
of the creative
industries

We aim to bring the city’s world-class creative industries and tech sector together, providing funding and development opportunities that enable creative individuals and organisations to explore how data can be used to drive ground-breaking new products, businesses and experiences.

Shaping the future<br> of the creative<br> industries

Case Studies

Take a closer look at the innovative work and research that has been carried out by our funded partners and creative community networks across the Creative Informatics programme. Our Case Studies highlight the stories and achievements from showcase projects that have been supported and developed through funding from Creative Informatics.

Community

Over the past five years, Creative Informatics built a community of creative professionals across Edinburgh and South East Scotland through its funded programmes, projects and support networks. Browse the community pages to find businesses and individuals who have been supported through the Creative Informatics programme.

Events

28
Jun

CreativeTech Scotland Gathering

8.30am
Informatics Forum, Edinburgh, EH8 9LE

Join CreativeTech Scotland Gathering on 28 June for an exciting day of cutting edge creative tech keynotes, demos and panels with workshops and a closing reception with interactive performance.

13
Jun

Creative AI Forum (with Scottish AI Alliance)

2pm

Join the Scottish AI Alliance & Creative Informatics for the Creative AI Forum, Thursday 13 June in Glasgow.

04
Apr

Partnership Forum Designing the Future, Over to You

2pm

A friendly and informal session to find out what we’ve been up to and what we have planned.

12
Apr

Let’s Play

7pm
Dissection Room, Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

Celebrate the Scottish video game industry at this interactive night out that’s just for adults! The night is yours to play with – choose from a programme of short talks from industry creatives and researchers, try out cutting-edge tech or relax with a drink at the bar and enjoy some AI-generated beats.

10
Apr

Talk: Creative AI for Creative Work

6pm
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

The rapid rise of Artificial Intelligence is creating challenges for the creative industries around human creativity, originality, intellectual property, and ethics. However, AI has incredible potential as a tool for creative work - for experimentation or as part of an ideation process.

30
Mar

Creative Informatics: Unleashing the Power of Data

10am
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

Explore some of the innovative products, new experiences and groundbreaking creative work that has been developed through funding and support from Edinburgh’s Creative Informatics programme. The free exhibition will run at the National Museum of Scotland as part of Edinburgh Science Festival 2024.

Stay in Touch

The CreativeTech Scotland Gathering returns on Friday 28 June with an inspiring day of creative tech keynotes, demos and panels. 

The Demo Exhibitors programme has just been announced and we’re excited to see the line-up (including some familiar faces) that will be showcasing their innovative products and tools: 

CoSTAR - The Realtime Lab
Fashion Interrupted - Intertidal 
Kyoobit - Kyoobit Designer
NeuroCreate - Zeitgeist
Playable – BeatBlocks.app 
Ray Interactive - IMP
Studio Sumlacs - SS02
University for the Creative Arts & Trevor Davis - Sustainability Maturity
University of Edinburgh and University of Surrey - ORAgen

Find out more about #CTSG2024 and the demonstrators via the link in our bio, and look out for further announcements 🌟

The CreativeTech Scotland Gathering returns on Friday 28 June with an inspiring day of creative tech keynotes, demos and panels.

The Demo Exhibitors programme has just been announced and we’re excited to see the line-up (including some familiar faces) that will be showcasing their innovative products and tools:

CoSTAR - The Realtime Lab
Fashion Interrupted - Intertidal
Kyoobit - Kyoobit Designer
NeuroCreate - Zeitgeist
Playable – BeatBlocks.app
Ray Interactive - IMP
Studio Sumlacs - SS02
University for the Creative Arts & Trevor Davis - Sustainability Maturity
University of Edinburgh and University of Surrey - ORAgen

Find out more about #CTSG2024 and the demonstrators via the link in our bio, and look out for further announcements 🌟
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We're continuing our partnership with Edinburgh Napier University’s student and alumni enterprise team, @brightrtriangle to deliver free business skills workshops created specifically for the Creative Informatics community. 

Register now for upcoming sessions: 
 
🎥Video for Small Business 30 May 10-12pm 
Video marketing is a powerful tool for small businesses. This session will cover the fundamentals of creating and using video content to promote your brand, connect with your audience, and drive growth. 
 
✨Imposter Syndrome: Conquering Self-Doubt 21 June 10-12pm 
Imposter syndrome is a common challenge for entrepreneurs. This session will address imposter syndrome's psychological aspects and provide strategies to overcome it, allowing you to unleash your full potential.

Full info and free booking via the link in our bio 📱

We`re continuing our partnership with Edinburgh Napier University’s student and alumni enterprise team, @brightrtriangle to deliver free business skills workshops created specifically for the Creative Informatics community.

Register now for upcoming sessions:

🎥Video for Small Business 30 May 10-12pm
Video marketing is a powerful tool for small businesses. This session will cover the fundamentals of creating and using video content to promote your brand, connect with your audience, and drive growth.

✨Imposter Syndrome: Conquering Self-Doubt 21 June 10-12pm
Imposter syndrome is a common challenge for entrepreneurs. This session will address imposter syndrome`s psychological aspects and provide strategies to overcome it, allowing you to unleash your full potential.

Full info and free booking via the link in our bio 📱
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We're so excited to see the Creative Informatics book out in the world. Data-Driven Innovation in the Creative Industries, published by Routledge, is a new collection of essays edited by Melissa Terras, Vikki Jones, Nicola Osborne and Chris Speed. The book features insights and case studies from across the Creative Informatics programme, along with contributions from other Creative Industries Clusters, academics and practitioners.

The book centres the role of data, digital technologies and innovations in the production and consumption of creative products and services. It reflects on our experiences in delivering, researching, and supporting the creative industries in Edinburgh and South East Scotland through the Creative Informatics programme, while also taking a necessarily global perspective, to examine how the creative industries can be supported to make use of data-driven innovation and digital technologies in their work.

You can order a copy or download in open access (link in our bio) 🎉

We`re so excited to see the Creative Informatics book out in the world. Data-Driven Innovation in the Creative Industries, published by Routledge, is a new collection of essays edited by Melissa Terras, Vikki Jones, Nicola Osborne and Chris Speed. The book features insights and case studies from across the Creative Informatics programme, along with contributions from other Creative Industries Clusters, academics and practitioners.

The book centres the role of data, digital technologies and innovations in the production and consumption of creative products and services. It reflects on our experiences in delivering, researching, and supporting the creative industries in Edinburgh and South East Scotland through the Creative Informatics programme, while also taking a necessarily global perspective, to examine how the creative industries can be supported to make use of data-driven innovation and digital technologies in their work.

You can order a copy or download in open access (link in our bio) 🎉
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An interactive exhibit at National Museum of Scotland, as part of @edscifest, has been the most incredible way to showcase the Creative Informatics programme. Thank you to everyone who has visited us and taken part. 

If you visited the exhibition, we'd love to hear what you thought. Please complete a short survey through the link in our bio 📌

🎬 @stuartarmitt 

We're not finished quite yet... Join us to discuss Creative AI for Creative Work on Wednesday 10 April and hear from creative professionals working with AI to enhance their projects – from developing playful innovations to creating new revenue streams for sound and audio production. 

And on Friday 12 April, we invite you to extend your reality and celebrate the Scottish video game industry with an interactive night out at Summerhall. Choose from a programme of short talks from industry creatives and researchers, try out cutting-edge tech or relax with a drink at the bar and enjoy some AI-generated beats.

An interactive exhibit at National Museum of Scotland, as part of @edscifest, has been the most incredible way to showcase the Creative Informatics programme. Thank you to everyone who has visited us and taken part.

If you visited the exhibition, we`d love to hear what you thought. Please complete a short survey through the link in our bio 📌

🎬 @stuartarmitt

We`re not finished quite yet... Join us to discuss Creative AI for Creative Work on Wednesday 10 April and hear from creative professionals working with AI to enhance their projects – from developing playful innovations to creating new revenue streams for sound and audio production.

And on Friday 12 April, we invite you to extend your reality and celebrate the Scottish video game industry with an interactive night out at Summerhall. Choose from a programme of short talks from industry creatives and researchers, try out cutting-edge tech or relax with a drink at the bar and enjoy some AI-generated beats.
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Friday ➡️ Saturday. The Creative Informatics showcase is open @nationalmuseumsscotland as part of @edscifest 🎮🎨🎶🎧📱🥳

Read about the exhibitors on our website and come visit us in Hawthornden Court. Open daily until 7 April. 

See you there ✨

Friday ➡️ Saturday. The Creative Informatics showcase is open @nationalmuseumsscotland as part of @edscifest 🎮🎨🎶🎧📱🥳

Read about the exhibitors on our website and come visit us in Hawthornden Court. Open daily until 7 April.

See you there ✨
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Data Driven Innovation in the Creative Industries

Edited by Melissa Terras, Vikki Jones, Nicola Osborne and Chris Speed.

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