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Creative Informatics Final Report

Terras, Melissa; Osborne, Nicola; McDonald, Caitlin; Henderson, Diane; Pirie, Emma; Tyndall, Amanda; Sulaiman, Yasmin; Smyth, Michael; Panneels, Inge; Speed, Chris; Bates, Courtney; Black, Suzanne; Jones, Vikki; Zeller, Frauke; Murray, Victoria; Dale Steyn, Inga; Smythe, Joshua


Melissa Terras

Nicola Osborne

Caitlin McDonald

Diane Henderson

Emma Pirie

Amanda Tyndall

Yasmin Sulaiman

Chris Speed

Courtney Bates

Suzanne Black

Vikki Jones

Victoria Murray

Inga Dale Steyn

Joshua Smythe


This Creative Informatics Final Report summaries the work of Creative Informatics, a partnership project which has been supporting creatives in Edinburgh and South East Scotland from 2018-2024. We look back over the different strands of the programme, the work that has been enabled through Creative Informatics support and funding, the long term impacts on creative SMEs and the local economy, and we reflect on our learnings as well as sharing our plans for the future.

Creative Informatics ( is part of the Creative Industries Clusters Programme; a UK wide initiative designed to drive innovation, growth, and sustainability in the Creative Industries, through a first of-its-kind research and development investment of £80m by the UK government. With a focus on Edinburgh and South East Scotland, Creative Informatics is working to drive growth and sustainability in this region’s world class creative industries by supporting creative individuals and organisations to do inspiring things with data. The programme is led by the University of Edinburgh and is delivered in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University, CodeBase and Creative Edinburgh.


Terras, M., Osborne, N., McDonald, C., Henderson, D., Pirie, E., Tyndall, A., Sulaiman, Y., Smyth, M., Panneels, I., Speed, C., Bates, C., Black, S., Jones, V., Zeller, F., Murray, V., Dale Steyn, I., & Smythe, J. (2024). Creative Informatics Final Report. Edinburgh: AHRC

Report Type Project Report
Acceptance Date Jun 28, 2024
Online Publication Date Jun 28, 2024
Publication Date Jun 28, 2024
Deposit Date Jul 8, 2024
Publisher Edinburgh University Library
Keywords creative informatics, creative industries, data driven innovation
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