Culture, creativity and technology

Spectacular things can happen when creativity and technology collide. With the UK’s creative industries adding an annual £116 billion to the economy, the CreaTech sector is brimming with opportunities for growth and investment. With cutting-edge technologies like AI, virtual reality, blockchain and 5G, creatives are changing the way the world talks about tech, and the UK has the potential to lead the conversation.

With the support of the Creative Industries Council, this stage brings together world-class artists, gamers, and architects infusing creative skills with emerging technologies to engage audiences and open up new cultural possibilities. Through insightful sessions, short films and a parade of unbelievable talent, we explore how tech-focused creativity can redefine the way people connect, create and consume — and how the UK can be at the forefront of that revolution.

What’s in it for you?

Meet the pioneers re-imagining TV, theatre, fashion, music and community with technology, and the exciting opportunities for audiences, creatives and investors.

See the best examples of culturally- relevant technology that strategically balances design, sustainability and social impact.

Find out why CreaTech businesses are a growing investment despite the pandemic, and what investors are interested in.

Join the effort to grow Britain’s reputation as a bustling CreaTech hub in 2021 and beyond.

Get answers to the biggest questions, including

What is the future of the metaverse?

How is the gaming industry mobilising for social good?

How are theatres embracing cutting-edge technology?

What are the most promising applications for immersive tech?

The challenge for the world of culture is to adopt the innovative thinking of the tech world.

— Ed Vaizey, former Culture and Tech Minister