Our Centre

What we do

The Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice is a unique collaboration between leading researchers and academics from all of City, University of London's five schools, combining research and education from Business, Design, Arts, Social Science, Computer Science, Health, Law, Engineering and more.

The staff involved in the Centre continue to work and do research within their individual Schools, while also contributing to the Centre's activities. We also have a small number of PhD students and visiting staff adding to the Centre's diversity.

City, University of London’s Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice is now hosted by the Cass Business School. The Centre was founded in 2008 as a cross-School venture to undertake interdisciplinary research, teaching and knowledge transfer in creativity and innovation. Its growing focus on enterprise and on leadership in creativity and innovation make Cass a natural new host.

The move, which will took place on the 1st August sees the Centre transfer not only its Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership (the MICL), but also academics, researchers and funded projects. Moreover, the network of MICL alumni and its extensive community of practitioners will add to the existing wide range of Cass-centred professional communities. The Centre’s interdisciplinary research and teaching will continue to involve academics from across the City as a whole, and it is one of the few genuinely interdisciplinary and long-standing groups in the field globally.

The Centre’s Professor Neil Maiden is delighted:

Hosting the Centre in a world-class business school will offer exciting new opportunities. We look forward to taking the Centre to the next stage.

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Research is at the heart of the Centre for Creativity. Current projects include research into reflective learning at work, creative engagement with customer data, and an innovation framework for local councils.

Events and seminars

The Centre hosts an annual conference now renamed Cass Innovate. Take a look at the details of our past and current events.

Cass Innovate 2017 Conference

Innovation is key to companies competing in today's economic climate. Cass Innovate was designed for individuals who wish to develop the skills to turn ideas into action. At Cass Innovate, attendees had the chance to hear from, learn from and interact with entrepreneurs and innovators at every stage of their journeys – from fledgling start-ups to fully fledged global giants. The conference also showcased the work of staff, students and alumni from the Masters in Innovation Creativity and Leadership as well as friends and colleagues from a broad range of innovative organisations.

Find out what happened at our event.

Enterprise and Services

Between us we have a wealth of shared knowledge about what it takes to have great ideas and turn them into action. Want to get more out of your projects? We can help you give a boost to any project with our facilitated creativity workshops. Want to learn about motivating your employees to innovate and how to foster a climate of innovation within your organisation? Or maybe you're looking for specialised training programmes for your organisation? Talk to us about having tailored training programmes based on the Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership.

Get in touch today

By email at creativity@city.ac.uk.

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