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Understanding the distinctive nature of knowledge exchange relationships between universities and enterprises within
the Creative Industries.

About the project

Funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council under Grant No AH/P008992/1, this research analyses institutional knowledge exchange data relevant to the Creative Industries from across the Alliance Universities. This is used as the basis for a new methodology for understanding the extent, nature and impact of universities’ knowledge exchange partnerships within England and Wales’ Creative Economy:

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To inform how funders measure and promote impact in the Arts and Humanities and the Creative Economy.

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New Models

For universities to develop new models for a) curating impact through existing systems and b) measuring, mapping and promoting impact.

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To produce a set of tools enabling academics and research support staff to better understand the influence of actors in the creative sector, and the role of the university within the ecosystem.

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For local authorities, LEPs and other regional development actors to adopt a methodology that enables them to better map and respond to the needs of the creative economy in their sector.