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Growth Opportunities for Creative Businesses

          Cluster 2020 have analysed what the high growth opportunities will be for creative businesses in the near future. Creative businesses are no longer defined by traditional sub-sectors (film, TV, games etc.), digital technology is changing the landscape for creative industries and the boundaries of traditional markets are becoming blurred. This … Continue reading »

The big data opportunity – access to a data expert who can help your business grow

The Cluster 2020 project is trailing and testing new formats for helping businesses engage with data in order to develop new business insights. We are now looking for eight companies who would benefit from 2 – 4 days of FREE data expert advice. We recently launched, as part of the Cluster 2020 offer, the opportunity … Continue reading »


Cluster 2020 is carrying out a Trends Analysis which aims to explore the trends affecting the creative industries and help identify emerging industries and cross sector market opportunities. Can you help us?  We are asking a range of industry experts to consider questions emerging from our study papers which will form the basis for discussion … Continue reading »

voucher schemes

An important part of the ECIA’s overall approach to creative business support is to test and enable the use of voucher schemes, which will help creative businesses access services they need from other creatives  AND enable creative services to be accessed by businesses in other industrial sectors, such as healthcare. For more on the ECIA Voucher … Continue reading »

access to finance

An important part of the ECIA’s overall approach to creative business support is to enable new streams of both loan and equity finance which have the right risk and IP (intellectual property) profiles to support the sector. For more on the ECIA finance projects have a look at HowtoGrow/ECIA/Finance.

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