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Innovation Showcase 2023

Innovation Showcase 2023 28-29 September

The Creative Informatics Innovation Showcase is an exciting two-day hybrid event and exhibition to explore how data-driven innovation is changing the world around us. Taking place at Central Hall in Edinburgh, and streaming online, we’ll be joined by inspirational leaders in the creative industries for thought-provoking panels, in-depth conversations and special performances.

Throughout the Innovation Showcase, there will be opportunities to explore and experience some of the creative products supported by Creative Informatics in an interactive exhibition, curated by Stacy Hunter (Local Heroes).

Join us to celebrate the visionary people and groundbreaking projects that have been part of, and inspired, the Creative Informatics programme over the past five years. 

This event is free to attend with food and refreshments provided.

Exhibitors – Thursday 28 & Friday 29 September
Playable Technology
Bearhammer Games
Yaldi Games
Produced Moon
Ice-cream at the Interval
Imagine If
Andrew Brooks

Thursday 28 September: Investment, Innovation, Impact

Day one explores the impact of the Creative Industries Clusters Programme with guests from across the network. We’ll hear from some inspiring creatives about how they took their businesses from idea, through investment, to in-the-world. We’ll explore some amazing examples of social impact from Creative Informatics-funded projects that show how small companies can create far reaching change and we’ll also be highlighting some exciting new opportunities for those working in virtual production while exploring the potential of AI for creatives.

Thursday will close with a discussion and performance from singer and producer Chagall. In Unlocked, Chagall blends live vocals with a stunning interactive light-art installation, bringing captivating physicality and human intimacy to electronic music.

See the full schedule for Thursday 28 September.

Friday 29 September: Powering Creative Connections

Day two is all about making connections. We have inspirational keynotes from creators and curators, and we’ll hearing from some incredible organisations who are supporting creatives through community networks. We’ll be looking at how data can be used to broaden access to creative work, and chatting to practitioners who are making a big impact through sustainable practice and the disruption of traditional supply models.

We’ll be finishing the day with a special appearance from award-winning recording artist and technology innovator, Imogen Heap, in conversation with broadcaster, author and activist Gemma Cairney, followed by a drinks reception.

See the full schedule for Friday 29 September.