Creative & Digital Innovation Cluster Launch Event
16:00 - 19:00 | 23 November 2023 | Kingston University Townhouse, Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EQ
Join us at the BIG Creative & Digital Innovation Cluster launch and be part of building a network to support long-term business growth in South London
This event is a unique opportunity for you to hear from keynote speakers with insight into how business clusters can support business growth, meet other creative and digital businesses and business experts, and contribute to defining the vision of the BIG Creative & Digital Innovation Cluster in South London.
Initially led by Kingston University and the University of Arts London, the cluster is an extension to the BIG South London programmes and networks, including the Creative Industries Network. The aim of the BIG Creative & Digital Innovation Cluster is to build on existing creative and industry groupings, and facilitate connectivity among SMEs, sole traders, experts, and graduates from the creative industry and digital tech professions, to stimulate further creative collaborations, participatory methods, and digital innovation.
Coffee and Tea
Welcome and Opening:
Prof. Maria Chatzichristodoulou, Associate Dean of Research Business and Innovation, Kingston School of Art
Dr Marcus O ‘Dair, Associate Dean Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise, UAL (Chelsea, Camberwell & Wimbledon)
Marcus Harris, Manager of Croydon Creative Enterprise Zone and Croydon Music City at Croydon Council
Dimension Studio (Speaker TBC)
Workshop by We Made That
Through group discussions and participatory activities, we will spend some time collectively reflecting on barriers and opportunities for business growth, sharing experiences of being creative businesses in South London and exploring what additional support is needed to help the sector thrive in years to come.
Nibbles Networking and Drinks
Who can join the BIG Creative & Digital Innovation Cluster:
Creative and digital businesses in one of these South London Boroughs: Croydon, Kingston Upon Thames, Merton, Richmond Upon Thames and Sutton.